Definition of Hot Streak

What does the term "hot streak" mean in poker? What is the definition of the term "hot streak" in poker?

In poker, a "hot streak" occurs when a player wins a number of hands in a row.

Let's look at an example of a "hot streak" in poker:

Definition of Hot Streak - Poker Dictionary - Blaze Illustration - FireYou are sitting in a tournament at your local casino. You are getting short-stacked, and it's almost at the point when you are thinking about shoving, as the blinds are about to take another nice chunk out of your stack.

With the blinds at 200/400 and your stack sitting at 3500 chips, you look down at pocket Aces. You shove - everybody folds around to the BB, who decides to call holding Ks-Qs. Your pocket Aces hold up, and you double your stack.

Over the next 12 hands, you are dealt pocket Kings twice, pocket Aces again, A-K, pocket Tens and A-Q. You flop two sets and end up busting two players.

Over the course of just 13 hands, you take your stack from 3500 to well over 20,000. You have gone from being short-stacked to one of the larger stacks at your table.

This is a prime example of a "hot streak".


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