What does UTG stand for in online poker?

Under the gun

Online Texas hold 'em and Omaha poker players use UTG to stand for "under the gun." UTG is a player position, held by the player sitting to the left of the BB (big blind).

The player sitting UTG holds one of the worst play positions, because they must act first PF (preflop). Thus, they must decide whether and how to bet without knowing anything about how the table's other players intend to play their hands.


I won big on that hand even though I was UTG

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Updated December 20, 2021

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