re: Poker & Question about dealer button when SB and BB go out
I dealt NLHE tourneys last summer at a local casino, so this should be reliable information.
This is for games playing with a dead button.
After placing the button at Seat 2 (the former SB); Seat 3 would be a dead/empty SB, and Seat 4 would be the only position paying the BB.
In the next hand the button would go to Seat 3 with a dead button, Seat 4 would pay the SB and Seat 5 would pay the BB.
After completing the 2 hands with dead buttons, the next hand all blinds would be back to normal.
If you play a tourney with a live button or a cash game, the button would move to Seat 4. Seat 4 would post the BB. Seat 5 would post the BB. And Seat 6 would post the BB.
The next hand the button would move to Seat 5. Seat 4 would post the SB, Seat 5 would post the SB, Seat 6 would post the SB, Seat 7 would post the BB.
Once again, after completing these 2 strange blind hands, in the 3rd hand the blinds would be back to normal.
You can find this information in the Professional 2+2 Books : Professional Poker Dealer's Handbook by Mason Malmuth, Dan Paymar, Donna Harris : TwoPlusTwoStore.com - The Best in Poker/Gambling Books
I hope that helps.