Definition of Peel

What does the term "peel" mean in the world of poker? What is the definition of the term "peel"?

In poker, "peeling" means when you have a drawing hand or hands that likely needs to improve to win and elect to call a bet to see another card.

The definition and meaning of the poker term Peel.  What is it?For instance - let's say that you are dealt 6s-7s and call a pre-flop raise from a player in late position.

The flop comes 8s-Jh-2d. There is not much for you on this flop, though you decide to "peel" and call another bet to see if your hand will improve on the turn.

Let's say that the turn brings the 2c. In this case, your hand is trash and you would almost certainly fold to another bet.

On the other hand, let's say that the turn bring the 5s. Now you have a VERY strong drawing hand after the turn (open-ended straight flush draw) and would put yourself in a position to potentially win a massive pot, especially given the fact that your opponent would likely have no idea what you are holding.

Peeling should be a part of a balanced strategy that will confuse the other players at the table - treating every situation the same and playing every situation the same way is obviously never a good idea.


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