Blind Off

word type: verb

  1. To lose one's chips to the increasing blinds in a tournament. Most commonly used when one's chip stack is short and the blinds are high, putting the player at risk of ending up all-in by simply paying the blind.

Popular Uses

I hate friggin' Comcast. My internet goes out and I get blinded off on the bubble. Yay me. -Unknown

With only 500 chips and the blinds at 50/100, I had to just pick a hand and go all-in before I got blinded off. -Unknown

You Should Also Know...

Eleven-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth, has made a habit of allowing himself to get blinded off early in a major tournament. Ever the attention whore, Hellmuth tends to arrive up to a couple hours late, especially at the WSOP, so that he can make a grand entrance. Because the chip stacks are so large compared to the blinds at the beginning of the tournament, he does not care about the loss of the chips.

Related Terms

Blind, Tournament