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Playing the Small Blind in No-Limit Hold'em

Stack size is an important factor in determining proper play

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Nov 28, 2006


The small blind is clearly a bad seat in a poker game, since that player acts first on the flop, turn, and river betting rounds. This handicap is even more apparent in no-limit hold'em, where the disadvantage of poor position is more telling than in limit play, since your whole stack is potentially put at risk whenever you enter a pot.

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