Explanation of Postflop

Postflop” literally means “after the flop”, where the flop is the three community cards dealt after the first betting round in variants such as Hold’em and Omaha. Any of the betting rounds that occur after those cards have been dealt is hence referred to as “postflop”.

Note that the term only applies to games where there are 3 community cards dealt on the second betting round (referred to as the “flop”). Draw and stud games do not have a flop, hence the terms postflop and preflop do not apply to such variants.

Example of Postflop used in a sentence -> Most of the important decisions in Hold’em and Omaha happen postflop, unless the starting stacks are really shallow.

How to Use Postflop as Part of Your Poker Strategy 

Postflop play is crucial in poker, since this is where the pots get largest. It’s also the area of the game where the most possible information is available to players. It’s therefore considered that the later the street, the bigger the edge that exists between a good player and a novice player. The skilled player knows how to make efficient use of the available information while the novice player has the tendency to get more and more lost as the hand approaches the later streets.

See Also

Preflop, Community Cards, Hold’em, Omaha, Flop, Turn, River

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