Explanation of Showdown

Assuming there is more than one player left in the hand by the time the betting action is complete, players need to reveal the strength of their hand at “showdown” in order to determine who wins the pot.

Check out the ultimate guide to a poker showdown.

How to Use Showdown as Part of Your Poker Strategy

In Hold’em, players’ strategies are sometimes analysed by how often they reach showdown after seeing the flop.

In general, it’s believed that a good No Limit Hold’em cash game player will be reaching showdown around 25% of the time after seeing a flop. Although there is more than one winning strategy in Hold’em, massive deviations from this number increase the likelihood of a player being losing overall.

See Also 

Hold’em, Cash Game, Action, Flop, River

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