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Hold'em Memory Glossary - B

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BabyA small card.
Back Door Flush (or Straight)When the last two cards make a player's hand, even though he or she played on the flop for some other reason.
Back Into A HandTo draw into a hand different from the one you were originally trying to make.
Bad BeatWhen a strong hand is beaten by a lucky hand; a longshot win.
BankrollThe amount of money you have available to wager.
BehindYou're behind if you don't have the best hand before the last cards have been dealt.
Belly BusterA draw to fill an inside straight; a gut shot.
BetTo voluntarily put money or chips into the pot.
Bet For ValueBetting in order to raise the amount in the pot, not to make your opponents fold.
Bet IntoTo bet before a stronger hand, or a player who bet strongly on the previous round.
Bet The PotTo bet the total value of the pot.
Betting BlackBetting $100 amounts (black is a common color for $100 chips).
Betting GreenBetting $25 amounts (green is a common color for $25 chips).
Betting RedBetting $5 amounts (red is a common color for $5 chips).
Betting WhiteBetting $1 amounts (white is a common color for $1 chips).
Betting IntervalThe period during which each active player has the right to check, bet or raise; the round of betting. It ends when the last bet or raise has been called by all players still in the hand.
BicycleThe lowest possible hand in lowball: Ace-2-3-4-5. Also called a wheel.
Big Bet PokerAnother term for pot-limit and no-limit poker.
Big BlindThe forced bet in second position before any cards are dealt. Usually this is a Live Blind, which means that the player in this position can raise if no one else has before the cards are dealt.
Big SlickThe Ace-King card combination.
Black LegArchaic term for crooked card-sharp.
BlankA card that is of no value to a player's hand.
BlindA forced bet that one or more players to the dealer's left must make before any cards are dealt to start the action on the first round of betting.
Blind RaiseWhen a player raises without first looking at his or her cards.
Blow BackTo lose back one's profits.
BluffTo bet or raise with a hand that is unlikely to be the best hand.
BoardIn flop games, the five cards that are turned face up in the center of the table; in Seven-Card Stud, the four cards that are dealt face up to each player.
BoatAnother name for full house.
Bottom PairWhen you use the lowest card on the flop to make a pair.
BountyA small amount of cash awarded to a player when he knocks out another player in some tournaments.
BrickA blank.
Bring-InThe forced bet made on the first betting round by the player dealt the lowest card showing in Seven-Card Stud and the highest card showing in razz.
Bring It InTo start the betting on the first round.
BroadwayAn ace high straight.
BrushA cardroom employee responsible for managing the seating list.
BuckIn all flop games, a small disk used to indicate the dealer, or used to signify the player in the last position if a house dealer is used; a button.
BugA Joker that can be used to make straights and flushes and can be paired with Aces, but not with any other cards.
BulletAn Ace.
BulletsA pair of Aces.
BumpTo raise.
Buried PairIn stud games, a pair in the hole.
BurnTo deal off the top card, face down, before dealing out the cards (to prevent cheating); or to set aside a card which has been inadvertently revealed.
BustA worthless hand that has failed to improve as the player hoped; a busted hand.
Bust a PlayerTo deprive a player of all his chips; in tournament play, to eliminate a player.
Bust OutTo be eliminated from a tournament by losing all your chips.
BustedBroke, tapped.
Busted FlushA hand with only four of five cards in a flush.
ButtonIn all flop games, a small disk used to signify the player in the last position if a house dealer is used; a buck.
Buy-InThe miniumum amount of money required to sit down in a particular game.

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