Babie

Definition of babie

The expression "babie", baby in French, refers to small value cards, such as the 2, 3, 4 and 5. The expression was mostly used in the Razz and South variants of poker, but over the years it has also spread to the Hold’em and Omaha. It is also referred to as "babie board". A "babie board" is an expression to mean that the 3 cards making up the flop are small, say a flop like 2-4-5 (babie board) or 2-2-5 (babie board paired).

Implications of the babie board

It is important to understand the particular dynamics of each flop. What is the particularity of the "babie flop"? The babie flop will generally hit your opponent's hand fan less. For example, the flops that contain an ace or a king will be flops where there may be some action because few players will fold an Ax or Kx preflop, especially in late positions. Also, if the flop is a flush or straight draw, the flop will be very dynamic and there may be a lot of action. On babie board, there will be less action, as players will play preflop hands containing a 2, 3, 4 or 5 less often.

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