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Blind Overview

Blind is a game which can be played with either five or seven cards. All cards are dealt facedown, so that players have little information about other players’ cards. As a result, it often feels more like a draw game. However, there is no draw and cards are dealt one at a time, making it more of a stud game. Blind can be played with five or seven cards. When played as a five card game, it can be played by 3-8 players. For the seven card version, there are only enough cards for seven players.

Blind Rules

Before the game begins, the players ante up, which means that they place a small sum in the pot to get the game started. If it is a seven card game, the initial deal is three cards, facedown. If it is a five card game, the initial deal is one card facedown. Then there is a round of betting.

The betting begins with the player to the left of the dealer and moves clockwise around the table. Each player, in turn, chooses whether they want to stay in or opt out of the game, referred to as folding. If they wish to stay in, they’ll need to match the bet value (call) or raise it.

When the betting round is completed, another card is dealt facedown, followed by another round of betting.

Until each player who has not folded has either five or seven cards, the game continues this way, with one card given followed by a round of betting. When the full number of cards has been dealt and followed by a round of betting, there is a showdown. The player with the best five card hand (regardless of whether it is a five or seven card hand) wins the pot.

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