On behalf of ExpertVillage.com, my name is
Michael Sohaski, and I’m going to tell you about the blinds. Blinds? What are blinds?
The long and the short of it is this. A blind is a forced bet. This way, action must occur
on the No Limit Texas Holdem’ table, and this is where the fun begins. The dealer is here.
The person immediately to the dealer’s left is called the small blind. In this case, we
are betting, placing in the blind, one chip. The big blind is double the value of the small
blind. they have to place in the blind two chips. This starts the betting. And what happens
in the blind, people often wonder, if you are out of chips, if you only have, for instance,
one chip left. Well, then that’s what you will do. You will go all in with the blind.
Once the blinds are placed, the betting begins just after the blind, immediately to the left
of the blind. This position is also known as under the gun, or the first position where
the bet is placed. This person here will be considered under the gun. For instance, they
can call the bet, they can fold, they can raise. Indeed, if they raise, the betting
continues, people can fold or bet or raise. Then it comes back to the blinds, and again
they decide will they call the bet, will they even raise the bet, or will they fold.