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Backdoor

  1. Adjective

    That was completed using both of the final two cards dealt, especially when the player making has other more likely opportunities to improve.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Example: Player A has 10s-9s in the pocket. The flop is Js-10c-3d. Player A has three cards to a straight, 9-10-J, and three cards to a spades flush. If the turn is an 8 and the river is a 7, Player A has completed a backdoor straight.

    EXAMPLE: "I bet out with top pair on the flop, and caught a fourth card to a flush on the turn. I bet out again and my opponent raised. I called. Luckily, I completed a backdoor flush on the river. My opponent made two pair on the flop, so my top pair wouldn't have been good."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a hand.

    SYNONYMS: Runner-Runner

    RELATED TERMS: Drawing Hand, Drawing Thin, Improve, Runner, Suck Out

  2. Verb

    To complete a hand using both of the final two cards dealt.

    EXAMPLE: "I backdoored a flush."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Stud Games

    SYNONYMS: Back Into




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