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  1. bad beat(Noun)

    The losing of a hand after being the mathematical favorite to win at the start of the hand.


  1. Bad beat

    In poker, bad beat is a subjective term for a hand in which a player with what appear to be strong cards nevertheless loses. It most often occurs where one player bets the clearly stronger hand and their opponent makes a poor call that eventually "hits" and wins. There is no consensus among poker players as to what exactly constitutes a bad beat and often players will disagree about whether a particular hand was a bad beat.


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