We’re back with a new Poker term. This time it is Underdog.
The term Underdog refers to a person or hand who is not mathematically favoured to win a pot. When in a game, you will either be a favourite or an underdog. Being a favourite means that you will win the hand more than 50% of the time. If you are an underdog in the game, it means that you will win the hand less than half the time.
When you are an underdog and you win the hand it is called drawing out, or sucking out on your opponent. If you have become an underdog, and you suck out, it is referred to as a bad beat. Someone who is constantly administering bad beats is called a bad beat artist. Good players spend much of their time in the lead, and avoid situations where they are a big underdog in the first place. Occasionally, neither you nor your opponent is becomes an underdog because you will both win roughly half the time.