Created by Jack Sawyer on October 29, 2009


The act of checking a hand down when an opponent is all-in by the other participants in the pot. This is done in order to increase the odds that one person gets a hand at showdown that may be enough to eliminate the all-in player. This is not regarded as collusion, and is widely accepted in tournament play. The only time you should bet is if you have the absolute nuts, and are trying to milk the other big stack in the hand for some profit.


If the short stack shoves all in, the two remaing big stacks in the hand both called. On every subsequent street, both big stacks checked the hand down in some sort of a nonverbal agreement. One of the big stacks showed up with trips at river, knocking out the short stack from the tournament.

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