1) In draw
poker, a player may choose to break
a made hand
to try and make a better hand. For example, if a player held four hearts with two kings in his hand, he may choose to break
of kings to draw
to a flush
2) To break
a game means to end the game. For example, many card rooms break
a game when only five players are left at the table.
3) In tournament play, players are required to break
after a long period of play. For example, online poker rooms give their players breaks every hour (for five minutes).
Example: 1) I chose to break my straight to draw to the flush. I missed my flush and got beat by two pair. I shouldn't have broken my straight.
2) I chose to stay at the card room until the game broke. Unfortunately, the game didn't break until 4am and I was late for work.
3) I played in the main event and we were given a dinner break. This long break allowed me to refresh myself and get back in focus.
Created by BooG690
on 14 Sep, 2009