re: Poker & Straddling
Originally Posted by OzExorcist
I'm guessing the instantaneous dealing at online sites has something to do with it.
Live, players are making the straddling decision / actions while the dealer is shuffling. That's all good because it's dead time anyway.
Online though, that gap in time doesn't exist - within seconds of a hand finishing, the next one is dealt and you've seen your cards. They'd probably have to implement an extra ten-second period where UTG decides whether they want to straddle or not, which would just slow the game way down. It'd be even slower if you then had to allow UTG+1 a chance to re-straddle.
Chances are that slowing in the action would negate any increase in rake the sites might get from the slightly increased action.
Tottaly agress with this. But from my point of view, i think straddling would be a great idea. All they need to do is make a special table for the straddle
like full tilt does for it's ante's. Then the UTG shud have to click a box like the fold to any bet, sit out which is decided when he is at UTG+1.
I think this would b a great idea to increase more aggressive play and mayb more rake.
I wish they would put them on the micro stake cash games, even the antes. like 0.10/0.25 ante 0.10 straddle 0.50. Would b a very intresting game then...
But mayb the micro stake fish mite abuse the straddle button? I could see it happnin.