On this page we have provided you with the definitions for a list of some of the terms often used in poker, as well as a few computer related terms.
ACE-HIGH: A hand with an Ace but no flush, straight or pairs.
ACTION: Bets or betting. “There’s a lot of action on this table.”
ADD-ON: An option during a tournament to purchase more chips.
AGGRESSIVE: Adjective to describe a player who raises and re-raises and rarely calls.
ALL-IN: When you run out of chips during a hand, but don’t wish to fold, you are all-in. This means you have the potential to win a share of the pot up to and including your last contribution to that pot. You cannot share in any bets added beyond that point. These bets form a side-pot.
ALL-IN PROTEECTION: When you cannot act in time, or disconnected from the internet, you are put all-in for the hand. The software is “protecting” your hand from being folded instead.
ANGLE-SHOOTONG: Using unfair tactics.
ANTE: A forced amount contributed by all players before cards are dealt as a way to create a pot.
AUTO-MUCK: To have the software automatically fold your hand at the showdown if it isn’t a winner.
AUTO-POST: To have the software automatically post your blind so it doesn’t have to ask you each time.
Avatar: A term from computer gaming for an image or figure used to represent a person.
BABY FLUSH: A flush made with a low.
BACKDOOR: Making a hand other than the one intended. Example: Having J/10 of Clubs with a flop of A of Clubs, 5 of Clubs. 6 of Spades. The turn and river are K & Q of Hearts. You made a straight instead of the intended (and more likely) flush.
BACK-RAISE: Re-raise another players raise.
BAD BEAT: When a good hand is beaten by a hand that gets lucky.
BANKROLL: The amount of money a player has.
BET: To place money in the pot.
BET OUT: To open the pot with a bet even though you have the opportunity to check.
BET THE POT: This term is used in pot limit games. It means your bet matches the current amount in the pot. If, when your turn to bet, the pot was at $14, and you bet the pot, your bet is $14.
BIG BLIND: The largest blind posted prior to the dealing of cards. This is usually the player sitting two seats to the left of the dealer.
BLIND: A mandatory bet placed before the cards are dealt to force money into the pot. You usually have to post a blind when you join a game.
Board: The community cards in Hold’em are collectively known as the board.
BOAT: A full-house.
BURN CARD: In Hold ‘Em, the cards before the flop, turn, and river that are discarded to prevent reading of marked cards.
BUST OUT: To lose all your chips.
BUTTON: A marker, usually disk-shaped, to indicate which player is the virtual dealer. The button is used in games where position relative to the dealer is important.
BUY-IN: The amount a player spends to get into a game or tournament.
CALL: Matching a bet amount.
CAP: In a limit game, betting the last amount allowed before the maximum allowed number of raises is reached.
CARDS SPEAK: The rule that your hand is the most favorable possible combination of cards, no matter how you call it.
CASH GAME: A game played where the chips have a cash value, as opposed to a tournament where the chips do not have a cash value.
CASHOUT: To transfer money from a poker site to a personal account.
CATCH: To hit alot of your hands.
CHECK-RAISE: The act of checking, then re-raising a bet.
CHOP: To split a pot when both people have the same winning hand.
CHOP THE BLINDS: When all the players fold around to the blinds, the blinds decide to take their money back instead of playing the hand.
COLLUSSION: A form of cheating where two or more players attempt to gain an unfair advantage by sharing information.
COMMUNITY CARDS: Communal cards dealt face up in Hold ‘Em that all players can use.
COVER: To have more chips than another player.
Crazy Pineapple: A variant of texas holdem where each player gets dealt three cards preflop and discards one of them before the turn card is dealt.
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