4 Betting in Heads Up Poker

You will always be able to play your favorite games on Kongregate. Switch gears You can't be predictable when playing heads up. You can modify the settings and obtain further information in our Cookie Policy. In heads up, if the non-dealer would post the Small Blind and the dealer the Big Blind, then the non-dealer would act first both before and after the flop. On the flop

4-Betting Ranges Explained for Heads-Up Poker

Common Pre-Flop Match-Ups (Non Pairs)

Acting first would give the bb too much power. It balance of power between the blinds and also consistent with the rules of betting in general. If you took this to heads up and bb bet first a small raise would give the sb terrible odds and the sb would be forced to play extremely tight - it would be a messed up boring game that would take forever.

So now it comes down to who is the sb? Preflop bb must be last to act for reasons given above. So down to why give the button the sb? It is good for the game. You want action and it creates fair action. The button does not want to fold preflop because the button has position post flop. By folding the button is giving up position. If the sb was not the button you would have a lot more folds to the initial bet preflop - why invest more money in a pot when you are going to have to play out of position - just get out cheap and wait for the button.

I know it sounds strange but giving the bb to the button would give it too much power even though it would have a forced full bet. Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. Why does the Dealer post the small blind and the other player post the big blind? So why does this switch when going heads-up? Quote from Wikipedia When only two players remain, special 'head-to-head' or 'heads up' rules are enforced and the blinds are posted differently. Chris Persichetti 1, 1 14 RegDwight 1 2 8. RoToRa 5 9.

Your answer doesn't address why the blinds are also different. Reverse the rule and let the dealer act first after the flop? What does this mean for me? You will always be able to play your favorite games on Kongregate. However, certain site features may suddenly stop working and leave you with a severely degraded experience.

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