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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