The man or woman who handles the cards, gives out the pots, and monitors the game.
Being the last to act in a betting round. On the button.
One of the four playing card suits. Formerly representing merchants.
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Hands that are okay to play, but tend to lose against similar non-straight/flush hands. Example: A2 is dominated because against other hands with an Ace, it loses or draws without improvement.
Primo hands that are not only good, solid hands, but have lots of room for improvement.
This is the first exposed card, or ‘up’ card, in a player’s hand in Stud games.
Hole cards, or cards that are dealt face down.
It’s a Hold’em hand consisting of a 10-2 (Brunson won the World Championship of Poker two years in a row with these cards).
Form of poker where each player is dealt five cards with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones – the low hand wins.
Form of poker where each player is dealt five cards down, with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones to attempt to make a better hand.
Playing a hand to improve.
A drawing hand that will lose even if it improves.
A hand that needs improvement to win. Usually to a straight or flush.
A pair of Twos.
A pair of Twos.
Position on a round of betting, where the player must act before most of the other players at the table. (It’s considered the two positions located to the left of the Blinds.)
Also known as the ‘river’ card. In flop games, this represents the fifth community card on the table and the final round of betting. In Stud games, this is the fifth card dealt to each player and represents the third round of betting.
A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards down. They have one draw to replace them and the best high hand wins the pot.
A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards, one down and four up, with betting after 2, 3, 4, & 5 cards.
Calling a bet without raising.
In Hold’em and Omaha, the first three community cards that are dealt face-up in the center of the table, all at one time. The ‘flop’ also indicates the second round of betting.
Poker games (Hold’em and Omaha) that are played using community cards that are dealt face up in the center of the table.
An employee of the cardroom who makes rulings and decisions.
Any five cards of the same suit.
When a player has four cards in his hand, all of the same suit and is hoping to draw a fifth to make a flush.
To throw your hand away when it’s your turn to act.
A required bet that starts the action on the first round of a poker hand.
Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same number or face value (‘quads’).
In flop games, it is the fourth community card dealt (also known as the ‘turn’) and represents the third round of betting. In stud games, it is the fourth card dealt to each player and represents the second round of betting.
The card you get as result of semi-bluffing from late or last position so that all the players check to you.
Any three cards of the same number or face value, plus any other two cards of the same number or face value.
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