An abbreviation for “small blind” in Texas Hold’em. In a game with multiple blind bets, it refers to the smallest blind.

EXAMPLE “The UTG player open raises and it folded around to me in the SB and I call with pocket Eights.”

Playing in the SB is difficult because you’re forced to pay half of the big blind before even seeing your cards, and you’ll be at a positional disadvantage in the hand after the flop, which is why long term even winning players lose money in this position.

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  1. BB
  2. Big Blind Special
  3. Blind
  4. Position
  5. UTG
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