A few questions about live poker

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Hi all!
I have always played online poker which is automated. I've only played live poker with friends, but I'm curious about how live tournaments work. Perhaps you will answer me or just throw off articles or videos. I will be grateful :)
1. I'm wondering who watches the blinds in live poker and how does it work?
2. If a player is confused about the combinations or the number of chips, will he be helped?
3. And if the player has enough chips to raise the bet, but there is no required denomination, is there an exchange? Or how does it happen?
4. Who is seating the players at the tables?

If you tell me, I'll be glad. Thanks in advance ;)
 
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The dealer follows the answer to your first and second questions and helps you if you are confused. The dealer also does the dealer answer your third question The answer to your fourth question should be seated by the dealer's assistant or an administrative assistant who are usually close by
 
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All live games I have been in in Poker rooms or casinos, the dealer and or the pit boss run the show. The dealer takes care of blinds, declares winners, makes change as well as dividing pots when necessary. Seat changes and/or table changes occur when requested to the dealer.
 
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There are a number of small mechanics that are different live, the main ones I found confusing my first time were:
  • In general, the dealer is the 'boss' at the table -if you're ever unsure what's happening, who is acting, what the bet is, etc... just ask. Always ask before acting as you can give away info by acting out of turn that you could avoid by deferring to the dealer.
  • You can ask the dealer to 'fan' the pot if you are having trouble seeing how many chips are in the pot total. This makes it a bit easier to estimate pot odds if there's been a lot of action and you don't know the exact size of the pot.
  • When you get further in the tournament you will 'colour up', which is removing low denomination chips from the table. One player, typically the biggest stack will 'buy' all of the smaller chips by exchanging larger denomination chips for bigger ones, and give them to the dealer at break in exchange for bigger chips. This saves the house from switching chips out for each player.
  • If something is going wrong at the table (misdeal/inappropriate actions from players at the table/etc...) you can ask for the 'floor' to resolve any issues if the dealer doesn't do it for you. Common examples are players taking too long to act, or someone regularly making the same mistake after being told not to.
  • If you really want to you have the right to see an opponent's hand if they bet and you call them. You can wait to show your hand until they expose theirs as they should be first to show if called, you can even ask the dealer to retrieve their hand if they try throwing it into the muck before exposing. Sometimes you'll find a player mucking their hand after their bluff is called because they don't want to show you a 0 equity bluff.
If you have time I'd watch J Little's intro to playing live for the first time:

Jonathan Little on Playing Live Poker
 
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1) The blinds are stipulated by a blind program that is displayed on a monitor, there are even some free blind structures in online Apps that you can use in home games.
2) In some situations yes, always at the end of the hand the dealer highlights the winning hand, you can ask your villain to count chips to the dealer, he will always announce the value of the bet. The chips in the pot you have to measure...
3) I didn't quite understand your point here, but the value of the bet is up to you, you have to be aware of the value of the blinds so you don't make a mistake. ex: the blinds 1k/2k and you think about doing 2.2X but you are wrong and say 3.3K which is less than a minimum raise of 4K. this causes a problem. here in home games you would limp for the error. There's another issue which is the following: the blind 1K/2K an opponent comes in with a raise 4K and you want to 3-bet 10K but you simply throw a 10K chip and don't announce the raise you're just calling. I recommend in raising situations you always put more than one chip to avoid this type of mistake.
4) the organization of the tournament names the seats and tables, when you receive your registration ticket, your seat at the table and the number of the table you are at will appear, this information can be clarified with the organization when you arrive. And when there is a change of table you will be guided too.
 
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