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Just kind of curious, I was thinking about this a bit myself when I saw Detroit's game announcement. Has anyone thrown a cash game, or played in a cash game, where the small blind and the big blind were the same amount? So instead of say, $1/$2, the game was $1/$1?

If so, how did this affect play?
 

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We used to play this at a regular game. The normal limit of the game would have been 0.50/1 NL but the guy had a cash set with denoms and the lowest denom was $1. Instead of paying to get chips that only nominally get used in the blinds, we tried a 1/1NL game and like others have said, it really didn't change things much. The only difference would be to the small blind, and 90% of the time an unraised pot that person is going to call anyway. It may have a tiny uptick in action because the SB is more likely to come into the hand in a raised pot with a full blind invested already.
 

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We used to play this at a regular game. The normal limit of the game would have been 0.50/1 NL but the guy had a cash set with denoms and the lowest denom was $1. Instead of paying to get chips that only nominally get used in the blinds, we tried a 1/1NL game and like others have said, it really didn't change things much. The only difference would be to the small blind, and 90% of the time an unraised pot that person is going to call anyway. It may have a tiny uptick in action because the SB is more likely to come into the hand in a raised pot with a full blind invested already.
This is one line of what I was thinking, in a raised pot, say hijack raises 3x bb, sb might be more inclined to call even though it's only a 1/2 bet difference.

Also, I was wondering if people are less inclined to raise early with weak hands since the sb, and by a factor of that as well, the bb, are more likely to call a raise.
 

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Also, I was wondering if people are less inclined to raise early with weak hands since the sb, and by a factor of that as well, the bb, are more likely to call a raise.
I don't think it changes either of these things to a noticeable extent.
 

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I run a $0.50/$0.50 PLO8b cash game with a Kill about every month.

I'd say the biggest difference is how dumb it sounds to say "Small Blind" when both blinds are the same size.

I don't think it's a huge difference in pots. Let's say UTG pots it preflop. In a $0.25/$0.50 game, he makes it $1.75 to go. In a $0.50/$0.50 game, he makes it $2.00 to go. So at most, pots should be 1/8th larger if everyone goes nuts...everything else being equal.

I suppose *maybe* there is a little more action due to the B1 being priced in more...
 

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Yes, it doesn't change anything. An option is to have a $2-$4 minimum bring in. Eliminates limping, blinds cost less.
 

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You can still play a kill game in NL -- it doesn't have to be a limit betting structure.

But DD should consider limit kill games too... anything to get some action going. His players are all nits.
 

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As a guideline...

In our $0.50/$0.50 PLO8bw/K, when we have 6 or more players, we kill with a scoop of $10 or more. Less than 6 and we kill with $5 scoop.
 
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