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Betting and Raising Rules and Re-Opening the Bet Questions


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Links to related discussions. Please note this may not be an exhaustive list, there are probably other threads not linked here, and other betting and raising type questions that aren't categorized here. These are questions frequently received and discussed so if you don't find your answer(s) here, search the other threads or start a new topic:

Suggestions for Raising Rules Changes and Clarifications:

Minimum Amounts to Raise and Re-Opening Betting to Player Who's Already Acted Questions:

BB is all-in for less than the BB pre-flop; Opener is all-in for less than the BB post-flop:

Single Chip, Multiple Chips, Overchip Questions:

Verbals vs. Chips Pushed and Other Bet / Raising Questions

Stud Betting, the Bring-In, Etc.

Here's a recent illustration request:

Hi [name withheld]: In your example:

SB (300)  BB (600) Player A raises TO 1500 total (a raise of 900) B re-raises TO 4500 total (a raise of 3000) C folds
D makes an all in wager of 5000 TOTAL (an increase of 500). SB & BB fold.

Question: Can A re-raise or only call the 5000 total (A must put in another 3500 to call) because D is all-in and A has already acted.

Answer: A can re-raise because the amount to call (3500) is MORE than a minimum full raise to A.

Why?: On this betting round, the initial bet to A was 600 (the BB), A raised it by 900 to 1500 total.
That means that to re-open the betting to A, there must be a full raise back to A (at least 900 more).
In this case there is much more than 900 for A to call... there is 3500 more for A to call.
So, A can re-raise in this case.

The only way A would be limited to only a call is if the TOTAL BET back to A was less than 600 + 900 + 900 = less than 2400.

Thanks for the question!

Here's another very lengthy recent discussion on the subject.


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