Poker glossary definition of Backraise

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A backraise is a reraise following a call.


Player A bets

Player B calls

Player C raises

Player A calls

Player B raises -> he makes a backraise, since he called the first raise and then reraised C's raise.

A special form of the backraise is the limp-raise. In games with blinds, calling the blinds is called limping. Hence, limping and then reraising a following raise is called a limp-raise.