In live poker, a permissible form of collusion
between players to avoid paying the rake
. If the action
folds around to the small blind
, the small and big blinds can decide not to play the hand. The casino
's charge for a hand that does not see the flop
is taken from one of the blinds and the remainders of the blinds are refunded to the two players.
This is usually considered a smart action
to take when it is permitted, even if a player has a monster
hand such as pocket aces, because heads-up pots rarely become large enough to overcome the costs of the rake
that is taken after the flop
Example: "I had pocket jacks in the small blind, but nobody bet and I decided to chop the blinds."
Created by LawDude
on 5 Aug, 2009