Definition of Backdoor Flush

What does the term "backdoor flush" mean in poker? What is the definition of the term "backdoor flush" in poker?

In poker, a "backdoor flush" is when you have three of the five cards needed to make a flush with the turn and river yet to be dealt.

So, let's say that you are dealt Ah-Kh and the flop comes 7h-7d-4s. You have two Hearts in your hand and one on the board, which means that you have a backdoor flush draw. If Hearts come on both the turn and river, you would complete your flush.

Definition of Backdoor Flush - Poker Dictionary - Heart - IllustrationExample

You are dealt 7h-6h on the button. Action has folded around to you, so you decide to put in a standard pre-flop raise. The SB folds and the BB calls.

The flop comes 3h-4d-Qd. Not only do you have a gutshot straight draw, but you also have a backdoor flush draw.

The BB checks and you bet. The BB calls, and the turn brings the Qh.

Now you have a gunshot straight draw and a flush draw.

The BB checks, you bet and he calls yet again. You guess that he likely has a diamond flush draw.

The river brings the Jh, giving you a flush. The BB checks yet again, you bet and he folds.


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