What is Straddle in Poker?

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A straddle is an extra bet placed before any cards are dealt where the person straddling usually closes the preflop action. Most commonly, a poker straddle is twice the big blind and made by the player under the gun. Some casinos permit button straddles (Mississippi Straddle) as well.

Want to learn the strategic adjustments you should make when playing with a straddle? Read this guide:

What is a Poker Straddle? And Should You Ever Straddle?

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