Definition of Checked Around



In poker, what does the term “checked around” mean? What is the definition of the term “checked around” in poker?

In poker, the term “checked around” means that everybody in a hand who had an opportunity to bet decided to check instead.

In most cases, when action is “checked around”, this means that nobody has a hand. However, a player who is trying to trap with a strong hand may elect to check in order to extract money on later streets.

What does term Checked Around mean in poker?Example of “checking around”:

Action is folded around to the button pre-flop. The button raises and is called by both the SB and BB.

The flop comes 7h-7s-7d. The SB checks, the BB checks and the button checks as well. This means that it was “checked around”.

Example #2 of “checking around”:

Action folds around to the button pre-flop. The SB and BB both decide to call.

The flop comes 5-6-7 rainbow. The SB has 8d-9d and has flopped the nut straight. The SB decides to check, hoping that somebody else in the hand will bet. The BB checks and the button checks, meaning that the action has been “checked around” once again.

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