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What is Board in Poker Terms?

In poker, the term ‘board’ refers to the community cards that are dealt face-up on the table.

These cards are shared by all players and are used in combination with each player’s hole cards to form the best possible hand.

Here’s a breakdown of the components of the board in poker:

  • The Flop: This is the initial set of three community cards dealt face-up on the table after the first round of betting (Preflop). The flop provides players with the first opportunity to form a hand combination using their hole cards along with these shared cards.
  • The Turn: After the flop betting round concludes, the fourth community card is dealt face-up on the table.
  • The River: Following the turn betting round, the fifth and final community card is revealed on the table. It represents the last chance for players to improve their hand or complete their desired combinations before the final showdown.
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