DEAD BLIND: In a situation where you have missed your blinds and wish to re-enter the game before your turn to post the big blind. You must post both blinds and the small blind is termed a dead blind, meaning it does not count towards calling a bet.
DEAL: To distribute cards to the players.
DOUBLE-UP: To go all-in in a tournament and win the hand and double the amount of chips you have.
DOWNCARDS: The face-down cards dealt to a player.
DRAWING DEAD: This describes the situation when a player is trying to draw a card to complete a hand when there is already a hand that will beat it, even if made.
DRAWING HAND: A hand that needs improvement to win. Usually to a straight or flush.
EARLY POSITION: Being one of the first to act in a betting round.
FIFTH STREET: The term for the fifth card in 7 Card Stud and the fifth board card in Hold’em.
FISH: A weak player.
FIXED: A limit-game where the betting limits are fixed on each round.
FLOP: 1. n. the first three community cards dealt face up on the table.
2. v. used to describe what your hand was after the flop. “I flopped the nuts!”
FLOP %: The % of hands where you see the flop.
FOURTH STREET The term for the fourth card in 7 Card Stud and the fourth board card in Hold’em.
Flush: Any 5 cards in one hand that are all the same suit.
FREEROLL: This term applies to poker tournaments where the entry fee, the stakes, or both the entry fee and stakes are waived. In some non-freeroll tournaments, the house may guarantee a minimum prize pool.
FREEZEOUT: A game in which players start with a specified amount and then can buy no further chips, with the game continuing until one player has all the chips.
GRINDING: Playing in a style with minimal risk and modest gains over a long period of time.
GUTSHOT: A straight draw where only one card will complete the hand.
Hand: 1. The complete playing of all the cards given out in one deal.
2. The cards used by a player.
HEADS-UP: To play against only 1 other player.
HIGH-LIMIT: A game that is played for higher stakes – usually $50/$100 or higher.
IMPLIED ODDS: The odds you are getting after the assumed result of betting for the remainder of the hand.
IN-THE-MONEY: In a tournament, to place high enough so that you will win a cash prize.
INSIDE STRAIGHT DRAW: The term applied when a player has 4 of 5 cards needed for a straight with the missing card being inside the sequence rather than at either end, and gets the missing card. For example, a player holding 3, 4, 5, 7 needs a 6 to complete the straight. Getting that 6 is termed “making the inside straight.”
KICKER: The term for the card used to break ties between two of a kind or between Two Pair.
LIVE BLIND: A blind that counts towards any bet you call or raise.
LOOSE: Adjective to describe a player who plays lots of hands and gets involved with a lot of pots.
LOW-LIMIT: A game where the amounts wagered are small.
MAIN POT: The initial pot of money. When one or more players go all-in, a side pot is created for each all-in player.
MECHANIC: A player who has the ability to illegally manipulate cards for favorable results.
MICRO-LIMIT: Games that are played for very low stakes – usually $.50/$1.00 or less.
MONSTER: A strong hand.
MUCK: As a noun, this refers to the pile of folded cards and discarded cards. As a verb, at showdown time, the act of returning a losing hand to the dealer face-down.
MTT: Abbreviation for Multi-Table Tournament.
NH: “Nice hand”.
No Limit: Considered one of the last true forms of poker, where the amount you can bet is limited by the number of chips in front of you.
NUTS: The best possible hand.
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