Definition of babie

The term "babie", baby in French, refers to small value cards, such as 2, 3, 4 and 5. The term was mostly used in the Razz and South poker variants, but over the years it has also spread to Hold'em and Omaha. It is also called a "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 (even babie board).

Implications of the babie board

It is important to understand the particular dynamics of each flop. What is special about the babie flop? The babie flop will generally hit less of your opponents' hand range. For example, 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 draw or a straight draw, the flop will be very dynamic and there may be a lot of action. On the babie board, there will be less action, since players will less often play preflop hands containing a 2, 3, 4 or 5.

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