Definition of Fill Up

What does the term "fill up" mean in poker? What is the definition of the term "fill up"?

In the game of poker, "filling up" means that you've made a full house.

Let's take a look at a quick example to fully illustrate the term "filled up":

Definition of Fill Up - Poker Dictionary - Full House - IllustrationYou are playing in a six-handed cash game at a local casino.

Action folds around to you on the button. You look down at 9h-9c and raise it up. The small blind folds, and the big blind calls.

The flop comes Kh-Kc-3h. The big blind checks, you bet and he calls. The big blind has been slowplaying monsters all night, so you have a feeling that he has a King in his hand.

The turn brings the 9s. You have just "filled up", as you now have a full house (9s full of Kings). The big blind checks, you bet, he raises, you re-raise, he shoves and you snap-call.

You flip over your pocket Nines for a full house, while your opponent flips over Ks-9d for a better full house.

You "filled up" on the turn, but so did your opponent. The river brings the 2h, and your opponent takes down the monster pot with his full house.


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