What is Lead in Poker?

Lead can mean:

1. The first player to bet into the pot without being the aggressor in the previous betting round. “The big blind led into me after calling preflop.”

2. Lead can also refer to a player who has the best hand at any given point. “He’s in the lead going into the river with his pocket aces.”

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