Poker Terms Glossary - Bad Beat

Probably the most used term I’ve ever heard.� Generally speaking, a “bad beat” occurs when one player has a very strong hand and is beaten by a player with a very weak hand.� Usually, the player with the weak hand will backdoor a hand to win.� It is generally thought that the player with the weaker hand had no business being in the pot and only one by luck.� You will hear “bad beat” stories at every poker room and every poker player has one.

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