Bad Beat

A term often used to describe losing a hand after being ahead and likely to win. Usually reserved for situations when a player with a very strong hand loses to an even stronger one (e.g., {K-}{K-} versus {A-}{A-} in hold'em), or hands in which a player makes a poor decision and gets rewarded, thereby delivering a “bad beat” to an opponent.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ