What is Counterfeit in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 9, 2024


Counterfeiting is a poker term used in community card games to refer to a hand that becomes worthless or less strong after a new card is unveiled on the board. This expression is primarily used in Omaha poker, although it’s also popular among Texas Hold’em players.

Counterfeit Poker Example:

You have a T6 hand, and the board reads KQT6 after the turn, helping you make two pairs. On the river, a Q is revealed, giving you a pair of queens and a pair of tens. However, while this technically improved your hand, it put you in a worse position. If any player holds a king or a queen, you lose the hand.

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