Poker Term of the Week

This week’s term is blind steal. 

In poker, a blind steal occurs when a player with a weak hand makes a late position, preflop raise with the intent of forcing everyone else to fold, thus “stealing” the blinds (and antes, if applicable.)

This is similar to buying the pot, when the raise occurs in later rounds, again, with the intention of forcing the other players out and winning the pot uncontested.

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