backdoor 1.A draw requiring two or more rounds to fill. For example, catching two consecutive cards in two rounds of seven-card stud or Texas hold 'em to fill a straight or flush. A hand made other than the hand the player intended to make. I started with four hearts hoping for a flush, but I backdoored two more kings and my trips won. back in To enter a pot by checking and then calling someone else's open on the first betting round. usually used in games like Jackpots, meaning to enter without openers. back into To win a pot with a hand that would have folded to any bet. For example, two players enter a pot of draw poker, both drawing to flushes. Both miss, and check after the draw. The player with the ace-high draw "backs into" winning the pot against the player with only a king-high draw. Also to make a backdoor draw, for example, a player who starts a hand with
three of a kind,
three of a kind, but makes a runner-runner flush, can be said to back into the flush. backraise A reraise from a player that previously called in the same betting round. I decided to backraise with my pocket eights to isolate the all-in player. bad beat Losing with what is, or appears to be, a considerably stronger hand. See main article: bad beat. balance Playing very different hands in the same way, with the aim of making it more difficult for an opponent to gain useful information about the cards a player has, even though on a value basis one would play them differently. bank Also called the house, the person responsible for distributing chips, keeping track of the buy-ins, and paying winners at the end of the game.