April 10, 2018 0

Poker Glossary A-C

Poker Glossary A-C

A

Aces Full
A full house with three aces and any pair.
Ace-high
A five-card hand that contains one Ace, with no straight or flush or a hand with no pair in it.
Aces Up
A hand that contains two pairs, one of which is a pair of Aces.
Act
An intentional tell intended to give false information about a hand.
Action
Checking/Betting/Raising. A game in which players are playing a lot of pots is considered an ‘action’ game.
Active Player
Any player who is still in the hand.
Aggressive
Adjective to describe a player who raises and re-raises and rarely calls.
Ajax
The name of an Ace and Jack in the pocket, suited or otherwise.
All-in
When a player bets all his/her chips.
American Airlines
Two Aces.
Angle
An action that isn’t against the rules, but still incorporates unfair tactics.
Angle-shooting
Using unfair tactics.
Ante
Money placed in the pot before the hand is begun.

B

Bad Beat
When a hand is beaten by a lucky draw.
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.
Backraise
A re-raise from a player who originally called.
Bankroll
The amount of money you have.
Belly Buster
A draw and/or catch to an Inside Straight.
Bet
To place chips into the pot.
Bet Odds
The odds you get as a result of evaluating the number of callers to a raise.
Bet the Pot
When a player bets the amount of the pot.
Bicycle or Bike
A straight: A-2-3-4-5.
Big Blind
A designated amount that is placed by the player sitting in the second position, clockwise from the dealer, before any cards are dealt. (Players joining a game in progress must post a Big Blind, but may do so from any position.)
Big Slick
A hand that contains an A-K.
Blank
A useless card.
Blind
The bet(s) that must be made by the two players sitting directly to the dealer’s left which will start the action on the first round of betting. The blinds are posted before any cards are dealt. (A ‘Blind’ bet is one that is made without looking at your cards.)
Blind Raise
When a player raises without looking at his hand.
Bluff
To make other players believe that one has a better hand than he/she might otherwise have, by betting or raising.
Boardcards
The cards that are dealt face-up in a poker game for all players to see. In flop games, five cards are dealt face-up in the center of the table. In 7 Card Stud, four cards are dealt face-up in front of each player.
Boat
A full house.
Bottom Pair
When a player uses the lowest card on the flop to make a pair with one of his own cards.
Broadway
An Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10).
Bring-in
The forced bet made on the first round of betting by the player who is dealt the lowest card showing in 7 Card Stud and Stud 8 or Better. In Razz (Lowball) it is the highest card showing.
Bring It In
To start the betting on the first round.
Broomcorn’s Uncle
A player who antes himself broke.
Bullets
A pair of Aces.
Bump
To raise.
Button
Also known as the dealer button, it is a small round disk that is moved from player to player in a clockwise direction following each hand, to theoretically indicate the dealer of each hand.
Buy-in
The minimum amount of money required by a player to sit down in a particular poker game.

C

Call
Matching the bet amount.
Call Cold
To call both a bet and raise(s).
Calling Station
A passive and loose player who does not raise much, but calls more than he or she should.
Cap
To take the last of the maximum amount of raises allowed per round of betting.
Cardroom
The room or space in a casino where poker is played.
Cards Speak
Your hand is the most favorable possible combination of cards, no matter how you call it.
Case Chips
A player’s last chips.
Cash Out
To leave a game and converting chips into cash.
Check
When it’s a player’s turn to act and there has been no action in front of them and he opts not to bet, he ‘checks.’
Check-raise
When a player first checks and then raises in a betting round.
Chop
To return the blinds to the players who posted them and move on to the next hand if no other players call. It also means to ‘split the pot’.

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