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Commonly used poker terminology and slang


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

Ace High– When the highest hand you can make is an Ace with no pair.

All in – When a player chooses to bet his last chips (he can never win more then he risks from the remaining players)

Ante- Money placed in the pot before the hand is dealt

Auto Blind- a button that will automatically post the small or big blind



B

Bad Beat- when a hand is lost with a hand that usually would win.

Bankroll
- the amount of money a players has in play.

Bet
– Money put in play.

Big Blind
– A full forced bet before any cards are dealt

Blind
- an opening bet before any cards are dealt

Bluff
- a bet with a weak hand

Board
- the cards used by all the players.

Burn a Card
- removal of the top card of a deck by the dealer

Button
- a disk that is used to show who is the theoretical dealer.

Buy in
- the amount of money it requires to get into a game, it is the money available to bet in the game


C


Call -
making a bet equal to the previous bet

Calling Station
- a player who always seems to call and rarely folds.

Cap
- the number of times a raise can be re-raised

Catch
- when a draw makes a hand

Check
- do not bet on one's turn to bet

Check Raise
- a player checks on the first opportunity to bet then raises on his next opportunity

Cold Cal
l - calling a bet and raise at the same time after first checking, or betting for the first time



D


Deal
- distribute the cards to the players

Draw
- receiving more cards in a game

Drawing Dead
– When even drawing the card you need will not give you a winner



E

Early Position
- in an early betting position


F

Family Pot
- where everyone at the table is still involved in the pot

Flop
- the first community cards dealt at once in a game

Fold
- to give up your cards and remove yourself from play of the hand

Flush
- a hand where all five cards share the same suit

Free Card
- you get to see an additional card without having to call or bet

Freezeout
- a tournament format whereby you cannot rebuy, your buyin is the limit of your play



H


High Hand -
the best hand in any round of poker

Heads Up
- one on one play, only two players are involved

Hold'em
- poker game where each player receives 2 pocket cards and tries to make the best hand using these 2 cards and 5 community cards dealt to the table, bets can be made after the 2 pocket cards are dealt, after the first 3 community cards are dealt and after the 4th and 5th community cards are dealt, most popular game played online

Hole Cards
- the card or cards unseen by the other players

House
- the owners management of the game who take the rake and manage the games



I

Ignorant End
- the lower end of the straight



K

Kicker
– A separate high card used to break a tie.

L

Late Position
– Being among the last to act in a round of betting

Loose Player
– A player who plays a lot of hands, good and bad



M

Monster
– A powerful hand

Muck
– Fold without showing your hand



N

No Limit
– A game where anyone can bet all there chips at anytime.

Nuts
– The highest possible hand in a poker game



O


Omaha
– A game with four down cards and four board cards where you must use exactly 2 down cards and 3 board cards

Overcard
- a card on the board higher than your pair



P


Pair
- two cards of the same rank

Position
- the place of a player at the table in relation to the opener , early middle or late

Pot -
the total money or chips on the table after all the betting is complete

Pot -Limit -
a game where a player's maximum bet is the size of the pot

Pot Odds
- the calculated odds the money in the pot represents in relation to how much it will cost to play and hand and the players chances of winning the hand



R


Rag –
A card that helps no ones hand

Rake
– The money the house takes on each hand

Raise
- after betting has opened, increasing the amount of the bet is a raise

River
- the last community card dealt

Rock
- a player who only plays extremely good hands



S


Seven Card Stud
- a form of poker where 2 cards are down, 4 face up and 1 last card down. Or any variation of stud poker with 7 cards

Showdown
- the showing of cards after the last bet has been made

Slow Play
– Not raising a good hand to incite further betting

Small Blind
– Forced half bet made before any cards are dealt

Spit Pot
- hands in which the pot is split between more than one player

Steal
- raising in expectation that all other players will fold

Stud -
games in which there are no community cards, the player plays only the cards in his/her hand



T


Table Stakes
- Betting is restricted to the chips on the table.

Tells
- gestures or words by a player that give away the value of his/her hand

Texas Hold'em
- see Hold'em

Tight -
a tight player is a player who never bets unless they hold a good hand

Turn
- Fourth Street in a 7 card poker game



 
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