What Is A 2-Bet In Poker?

1 minute

Last Updated: December 16, 2023

What Is A 2-Bet In Poker

2-bet, also known as a “raise,” refers to the 2nd bet made in the preflop betting round to increase the active bet's size.

The blinds are considered the first bet in a pre-flop betting round, and the first voluntary raise in the preflop betting round is called a 2-bet. The reason why the term “2-bet” is not used frequently in poker is that most of the time, this bet is referred to as simply a raise.

Additionally, in some forms of poker, such as Fixed Limit Hold’em, multiple bets and raises may be allowed in each betting street, making it confusing to use the term “2-bet” when describing a raise.

As a result, using the term “raise” is more appropriate and is understood by most players regardless of the specific poker variant being played.

Poker 2-Bet Example:

Let’s say that you are playing $3/$6 No-Limit Texas Holdem and bet $15 from UTG.

This $15 bet is called a 2-bet because it is the 2nd bet that increases the size of the active bet from $6 to $15 in the betting round, the blinds being the first forced bet.

If instead of raising to $15, you just called the BB’s 6$ bet and limp, your call would not be perceived as a 2-bet because it wouldn’t increase the size of the active bet.

However, instead of saying the UTG 2-bets to $15, most poker players will comment on your bet as “the UTG raises to $15” because this terminology has become a standard.

<< View All Poker Terms



Disclaimer: content on mypokercoaching.com may contain affiliate links to online gambling operators and other sites. When you use our affiliate links, we may earn a commission based on our terms of service, but that does not influence the content on the site since we strictly follow our editorial guidelines. Learn more about how we make money and why we always stick to unbiased content. All content on this site is intended for those 21 or older or of legal gambling age in their jurisdiction.

Copyright © iBetMedia UAB. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced or distributed without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.