Home / Community / Forum / Poker Education / Poker Education & Beginners Questions /

Term Definition: Under the Gun

Term Definition: Under the Gun - Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:38 PM
lisamcfeesa's Avatar
Since: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
What is that when your hand is the dealer? Under the gun?
Thank you for your time, lisamcfeesa
Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,809
Hi and welcome to the forum!

The hand to the left of the dealer is the small blind. The hand to the left of that is the big blind. Both of these have to put chips into the pot before they see their hand.
The hand to the left of the big blind, is the UTG (under the gun) spot. It's called that becuase they are the first player that has to act after the cards are dealt.
If you are the dealer, then you are the button.

Hope this helps.

John (JWK24)


6 Time Bracelet Winner


Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com