POKER TERMS beginning with "B"
Back Door: A hand made using the last two cards dealt in a game of Seven Card Stud, Omaha, or Texas Hold Em Poker.
Back-to-Back: When the first two cards dealt to a player result in a Pair.
Bad Beat: When you have a very strong hand and expect to win, but are beaten by a luckier hand. Read more about bad beats and bad beat jackpots.
Bankroll: The total amount of money a player has to gambling with (and which is put on the table).
Behind: You are Behind if you don't have the best hand before the last cards are dealt.
Belly Buster: An Inside Straight.
Berry Patch: A poker game that presents a good opportunity for more experienced players to win from less experienced players.
Bet: To place a wager; to put money into the pot.
Bicycle Wheel: A poker hand with Ace-2-3-4-5. In most Hi-Lo poker games, it often qualifies as the best low hand.
Big Bet: The largest bet amount in Limit poker games. In $5-$10 Hold Em games, the Small Bet is $5 and the Big Bet is $10.
Big Blind: The largest regular Blind in a game (in Hold Em and Omaha Poker).
Big Slick: Having Ace-King as your hole cards in Texas Hold Em.
Blank: A card that does not help anyone's hand; the term is most commonly used in Texas Hold Em and Omaha Poker (see Brick below).
Blind Bet /Blind Raise: When a player bets or raises without even looking at his hand.
Blinds: Used in Texas Hold Em and Omaha Poker, a Blind is a forced bet that must be made before you see any cards (alternative to an ante).
Bluff : To Bet or Raise (usually strong) when you have a weak hand, in order to make the other players think that you have a strong hand (and hoping that they will Fold).
Board: The face-up community cards on the table in Hold Em or Omaha, or the up cards in a Stud poker game.
Boat: Another term for a Full House.
Bottom Pair: Having a Pair with the lowest card on the Flop.
Broadway: An Ace High Straight (Ace-King-Queen-Jack-10).
Brick: A card that does not help your hand (a Blank); the term Brick is more commonly used in Seven Card Stud poker.
Bring In : To make the first bet on the first round of a hand (not including Blinds and Antes). In Seven Card Stud games, the player with the lowest upcard is normally required to "Bring-It-In".
Bullets: A Pair of Aces in the Hole (also called Aces Wired).
Bump: To Raise.
Buried: A Pair in the first two down cards in Seven Card Stud; you can also have Buried Aces (Aces in the Hole), Buried Queens, etc.
Burn: A card discarded from the top of the deck at predetermined points in the dealing process (to reduce information about future cards to be dealt).
Bust: To run out of money; the term is often used in poker tournaments.
Busted Hand: A hand that doesn't even have a Pair (if you missed a Flush, you have a Busted Flush).
Buy: To make a very large bet so that the other players are very unlikely to Call (to "Buy the Pot").
Buy-In: The chips or amount of money with which players enter a game.
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