Nosebleed in poker


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Oh! No this is not a medical article about nosebleeds, here we are referencing the term nosebleed as used in the poker world. Poker consists of a number of stake levels right from Nano stakes, mid stakes, high stakes to the most lethal and perhaps hugely dynamic nosebleed poker stakes/nose bleed poker. Since the world of nosebleed poker stakes is relatively unfamiliar to the poker masses, we are going to explain it in this post. Along with that, we have explained the ideal nosebleed poker stakes strategy.

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What does the term nosebleed in poker mean?

The term nosebleeds poker is often used in the poker world in conjunction with ultra-high stakes games where the stakes often go unbelievably high. To put it simply, the term nosebleed poker refers to the highest of the high-stakes game in the poker world where the money swings are so quick and immense that it might cause a nosebleed (not literally).

What is nosebleed in poker

In average poker games, the blinds generally range between $10/$20 to $20/$40. But, in the case of nosebleeds, the blinds in No-limit Texas Hold'em and pot limit Omaha generally go much higher than $200/$400 while in case of fixed limit games the blinds are usually kept at $500/$1000. In fact, a few years back at a popular and exclusive nosebleed game at the Bellagio casino, Bobby room the blinds at a nosebleed game quite literally touched $4000/$8000.

As you might have guessed by now, the nosebleed poker games are by far the biggest games ever to exist in the world of poker. Vital to this, nosebleeds in general are populated by successful maestros and professional poker players only. This is precisely because top poker players in general play quite aggressively and as such have a bankroll big enough to finance the high buy-ins required to play in the nosebleed poker games. Yes, as surprising as it might sound, but the buy-ins in nosebleeds generally range from 5 figure to 8/9 figure sums. Needless to say, the nosebleed poker games are definitely not for the faint hearted.

Nosebleed poker strategy

When it comes to poker nosebleeds games, the competition generally becomes much higher as compared to average poker games. This is precisely because the players who bet their money in nosebleed stakes games are usually much more skilled and tough than the ones who compete at lower stake tournaments.

Nosebleed poker strategy

Relative to this, in nosebleed poker games players are generally advised to play as aggressively as possible and target the weakest player on the table early on in the game. Alternatively, due to the higher-level skills of nosebleed stakes players, players must always pick a nosebleed poker game as carefully as possible. Generally speaking, exotic variants of nosebleed poker games are usually far softer than say Texas Hold'em tournaments. Therefore, as a rule of thumb, always target softer nosebleed poker games if you are looking to win huge amounts in a short period of time.

As unlikely as it might sound, but most of the online poker sites do not offer nosebleed stake games precisely because there are not enough players to support the action that takes place at nosebleeds. However, some popular online poker sites such as GetMega actually offer their players a chance to try their hand at nosebleed poker games. Now, what are you waiting for just register on the GetMega Poker app and start playing today.

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Kanchan Sharma
Kanchan Sharma

Kanchan Sharma started her career as a learning designer at an MNC while pursuing poker as a hobby. However, she soon pivoted to becoming a professional MTT (Multi Table Tournaments) player. She is currently a leading player, who has taken the male dominated poker world by storm. During her stint as a poker player, she has bagged many titles including India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) for Rs. 17,98,906, Winter Celebration Series for Rs. 6,62,500 and has final tabled multiple tournaments. She continually seeks to improve her poker game and work on her mindset to win the WSOP title soon. Her journey from being a recreational player to a poker pro is inspiring for many people out there.

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