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  1. Verb

    To stay in the pot without making an additional bet and then increase the size of the wager on one's next action; to check on one's first action in the round with the expectation that another player will bet or raise, and then to raise or re-raise that opponent's wager.

    EXAMPLE: "I had a pretty strong hand, but thought my opponents wouldn't give as much action if I were the first to open. I check-raised and won the pot at the showdown.

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

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