What is a Villain in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The poker term villain describes the opposing player(s) in a particular hand. In contrast, we or the person whose hand we are analyzing or retelling is referred to as the hero. 

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The term villain and its opposite term, the hero, are prevalent in poker guides, forums, and strategy books and videos, providing a simplified outlook on the roles that make it easier to retell hands.

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