A bet made that is relatively small in order to prevent your opponent from betting too much if you check and used for pot control
to keep the pot smaller. Players use a blocking bet
in various situations like trying to draw
at a flush
or a straight
cheaply or just keeping the pot small when you only have a one pair
Example: The flush draw on the turn was perfect for me to use a blocking bet so I could draw cheaply and perhaps get a free showdown on the river
Created by Roco415
on 23 Jul, 2009
Last updated by Xianti
on 8 Oct, 2009
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