Dead Money

The poker term “dead money” is generally used to refer to money that is already in the pot from a bad or weak player or the blinds. It can be used more broadly to refer to any bet or raise that a player makes that he would not make normally to steal the dead money pre-flop. This includes forced bets such as stealing blinds and bluffing.

EXAMPLE “A new player who just joined the table posts a straddle, and it’s highly likely both blinds will fold. Seeing all that dead money in the pot, I am going to raise.”

In this video, Daniel Negreanu talks about “dead money” grabs.

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  1. Drawing Dead
  2. Ante
  3. Effective Stack
  4. Small Ball Poker
  5. Scare Card
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