Definition of Monster
What does the term "monster" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "monster"?
In poker, a "monster" is a very big hand.
For instance, let's say that you are dealt 33 on the button. The action folds around to you. You put in a standard pre-flop raise, and the SB and BB both call.
The flop comes 3-3-Q. Now, this is an absolute "monster", as Quads Threes is an extremely strong hand that is almost unbeatable. The only way that you could lose this hand would be if somebody held Pocket Queens and hit a Queen on the turn or the river, or if somebody had a different pocket pair and hit runner-runner to make Quads.
Given the way that the hand was played pre-flop, there is practically no chance that either opponent has a pair. While your hand is practically unbeatable, the problem will be extracting chips from your opponents. Your two opponents check, and you put out a bet, hoping that one of your opponents is holding a Queen. They both fold.
The "problem" with monster hands is that it can be hard to extract chips out of your opponents, as they will usually have missed the flop.
Recent Articles That Include The Term Monster:
World Series of Poker Announces Dates for "Flagship Weekend Events"
Save the Date: World Series of Poker Announces 2017 Dates
Brian Rast Wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship
2015 World Series of Poker To Run From May 27th to July 14th
Zynga Inks Deal with PartyGaming, Full Tilt Poker Ads Hitting TV and More
Back to the - Poker Dictionary