What is Leveling in Poker?

Also known as Multiple Level Thinking, Leveling is the concept of evaluating a poker situation beyond what cards you hold in your own hand.

“What do I have?” is Level 1 thinking, “What do they have?” is Level 2, “What do they think I have?” is Level 3, “What do they think I think they have?” is Level 4, and so on. Leveling can theoretically go up to an infinite number of levels.

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