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  1. Adjective

    That is an underdog; that has outs remaining but would not win on a showdown without improvement.

    EXAMPLE: "I figured I was behind, but I had a draw and the pot odds were enough to make the call."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player or a hand.

    RELATED TERMS: Catch, Dog, Drawing Dead, Drawing Hand, Drawing Live, Drawing Thin, Fill, Improve, Make, Underdog

  2. Adjective

    In a seat position that acts after another particular player.

    EXAMPLE: "I was sitting behind a maniac. I'm glad I had the opportunity to get out of the way of the wild raises when I had marginal hands. If I'd been ahead of the maniac I think I would've lost a few dollars from being bullied after I'd already put money into the pot. At least when I was bullied into folding I hadn't put in too much."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

    RELATED TERMS: Button, Seat Position, Under the Gun

  3. Adjective

    Who is losing; who has fewer chips remaining than the average stack in a tournament or than the player bought in for during a ring game.

    EXAMPLE: "I'm way behind. The blinds are getting pretty high so I'll have to make a move soon."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

    SYNONYMS: In the Hole, Stuck

    RELATED TERMS: Bankroll, Chip Leader, Expectation, Short Stack, Stuck

  4. Adjective

    Who is permitted to wager a specified amount in addition to the chips or money on the table.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A player may be behind if they have already paid for chips but required a chip runner to get them because the dealer did not have enough remaining to cover the purchase. This occurance is rare.

    EXAMPLE: Unable to provide chips for a $200 buy-in, a dealer may say "Here is $50 in chips. You'll have to play $150 behind until the chip runner can bring the rest, but the $150 plays."

    APPLIES TO: Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player in a table stakes game.

    RELATED TERMS: Plays, Table Stakes

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