A ploy to act as if you have a weak hand, in the hopes that another player will bet so that you may Raise, and up the pot with a second hand of betting. This is an effective play in a limit game, to raise the pot by capping the bet.
To pass on a chance to bet, but when it comes back to you in the same round, you raise the pot; a trapping move meant to show weakness at the start, but you risk missing a round of betting if everyone else checks.
This refers to when a player checks but intends to raise anyone who bets. Usually, this player will have an excellent hand. He is trying to trap his opponents by initially pretending to have a weak hand.
To check and then raise when a player behind you bets. Occasionally you will hear people say this is not fair or ethical poker. Piffle. Almost all casinos permit check-raising, and it is an important poker tactic. It is particularly useful in low-limit hold'em where you need extra strength to narrow the field if you have the best hand.
To check with the intention of raising your opponent's bet, strategy employed to trap an opponent. This is a technique used to get more money into the pot, or win the hand making the other player to fold. A player will check when the action comes to him, hoping to provoke a bet from his opponent. If his opponent makes a bet, upon the action returning to him, the player will raise the opponents bet.
Quite possibly one of the scariest plays in poker. A player "checks" the hand, to see what his opponents play will be, but has every intention of re-raising if his opponent raises him. This is a technique used to get more money into the pot and an effective play in a limit game.
To check in the hope that another player will bet, to then present you with an opportunity to raise and get more chips into the pot. Players who make this play are often indicating that they have a strong hand.
A check-raise is just what it sounds like -- a raise after you have already checked within a betting round. Check-raises can be used to trap a player who (for example) would have folded to a single bet, but who will open if it is checked to them.
Often called â€œcheck and raise.â€ Simply checking, in hopes that someone will bet and you can then raise that bet when the action comes back around to you. Check and raise is an excellent tactic to build a pot, but should only be used when you know someone else will make a bet.