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An idiot straight is the worst straight possible on a 4-to-a-straight board. Anyone can see that a straight is likely, and it is unlikely that a player holding the idiot straight is going to get much value from his hand. But idiots will still bet here, and call a raise - hence the name.

Example: On a board of 289TJ, villain bets the river with 74, the idiot straight. Hero calls with Q9, scared of the flush and because he has butchered the hand already.

Created by daven on 22 Jul, 2009
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