Definition of UTG+1

What does the term "UTG+1" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "UTG+1"?

"UTG+1" refers to the person who is sitting to the immediate left of the person who is "under the gun". "Under the gun" refers to the person who sits to the immediate left of the two blinds (Small Blind, Big Blind).

Definition of UTG + 1 - Unter the Gun plus one - Poker Dictionary - Illustration of a gun plus number oneSo, the person who is UTG+1 will act SECOND in pre-flop betting. The UTG will act first.

After the flop is dealt, the UTG+1 will act fourth, assuming that the small blind, big blind and UTG players haven't folded their hands.

The UTG and UTG+1 players are both considered to be "early position" players.

Position is very important in poker - a player who is UTG+1 must realize that a number of players will be able to act after them in any hand. So, in theory, a player who is UTG+1 and decides to play a hand must have a fairly substantial holding, unless they are bluffing, as there will still be many players left to act in the hand.


Let's take a quick look at an example to fully illustrate the proper usage of "UTG+1".

You are playing in a $1/$2 No Limit Hold'em cash game at your local casino. You have the button in this hand.

The UTG player folds pre-flop. The UTG+1 player, who is a very tight and very passive player, raises it 3x. You have been watching this player intently and are certain that he wouldn't raise in this position with anything less than a premium hand.

Action folds around to you. You look down at Ks-Qs and decide to fold, as you are almost certain that you are beat in the hand.


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