What does BB (Big Bet) means?

• Bronze
Joined: 13.02.2009
I've just played a session of PLO8 (5PL).
I've made 9.26\$ which is also stated as 101.5 BB
I don't understand the ratio of \$ to BB.

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• Bronze
Joined: 30.08.2008
Hey FWKanobi,

The PokerStrategy glossary says;

The big bet is the larger of two bet sizes in a game with a fixed bet size. In a \$1/\$2 Hold'em game, the big bet size is two dollars. The big bet is used in the later betting rounds. In Hold'em, for instance, players make small bets in the first two rounds and big bets thereafter.

Hope this helps. Taken from: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/Big-Bet

Best Regards,

-Jack
• Bronze
Joined: 23.02.2007
Originally posted by kingdippy2008
Hey FWKanobi,

The PokerStrategy glossary says;

The big bet is the larger of two bet sizes in a game with a fixed bet size. In a \$1/\$2 Hold'em game, the big bet size is two dollars. The big bet is used in the later betting rounds. In Hold'em, for instance, players make small bets in the first two rounds and big bets thereafter.

Hope this helps. Taken from: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/glossary/Big-Bet

Best Regards,

-Jack
Hey Kingdippy2008,

FWKanobi is talking about pot-limit Omaha. The entry you refer to is about fixed limit.

Best Regards,
Craig.

seriously, @ OP: "BB" was, for some reason, used by pokertracker in NL and PL as well (that's why it's called "ptbb" sometimes), although it doesn't make much sense in those games. It's just 2 big blinds

1BB = 1ptbb = 2bb

That said, I'm not quite sure why it would be 101.5BB, should be ~92. So my guess is, either it's 101.5BB/100 (hands), or your tracker messed up (using elephant, perhaps?)
• Bronze
Joined: 30.08.2008
Dam swiss got me there

But isnt omaha 8, omaha hi/lo? Which can be a FL game. I dunno, im not into many of these "crazy" games

But in general Big Bet means 2bb And yes your numbers really dont add up. Like swissmoumount says could be BB/100.

Best Regards,

-Jack
• Bronze
Joined: 23.02.2007
the "PL" part of "PLO" means "pot limit"
• Bronze
Joined: 30.08.2008
Originally posted by swissmoumout
the "PL" part of "PLO" means "pot limit"
yeah yeah i know, i was just saying. Have to try and justify what i said. jk

Nah but sorry, completely misread the question.

-Jack