April 11, 2018 0

Poker Glossary D-G

Poker Glossary D-G

D

Dead Man’s Hand
Two pair – Aces and Eights (The hand Wild Bill Hickock was holding when Jack McCall shot him in the back).
Dealer
The man or woman who handles the cards, gives out the pots, and monitors the game.
Dealer’s Position
Being the last to act in a betting round. On the button.
Diamonds
One of the four playing card suits. Formerly representing merchants.
Disconnect Protection
A tool to protect players in the event that their internet connection is lost while involved in a pot.
Dominated Hands
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.
Dominating Hands
Primo hands that are not only good, solid hands, but have lots of room for improvement.
Door Card
This is the first exposed card, or ‘up’ card, in a player’s hand in Stud games.
Down Card
Hole cards, or cards that are dealt face down.
Doyle Brunson
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).
Draw Lowball
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.
Draw Poker
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.
Drawing
Playing a hand to improve.
Drawing Dead
A drawing hand that will lose even if it improves.
Drawing Hand
A hand that needs improvement to win. Usually to a straight or flush.
Drop
Fold.
Ducks
A pair of Twos.
Deuces
A pair of Twos.

E

Early Position
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.)

F

Fifth Street
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.
Five-card Draw
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.
Five-card Stud
A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards, one down and four up, with betting after 2, 3, 4, & 5 cards.
Flat Call
Calling a bet without raising.
Flop
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.
Flop Games
Poker games (Hold’em and Omaha) that are played using community cards that are dealt face up in the center of the table.
Floorman
An employee of the cardroom who makes rulings and decisions.
Flush
Any five cards of the same suit.
Flush Draw
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.
Fold
To throw your hand away when it’s your turn to act.
Forced Bet
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’).
Fourth Street
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.
Free Card
The card you get as result of semi-bluffing from late or last position so that all the players check to you.
Full House
Any three cards of the same number or face value, plus any other two cards of the same number or face value.

G

Grinding
Playing in a style with minimal risk and modest gains over a long period of time.
Gut Shot
To draw to and/or hit an inside straight.

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