April 13, 2018 0

Poker Glossary H-N

Poker Glossary H-N

H

Hand
A player’s best five cards.
Heads-up
When only two players are involved with a hand.
Hearts
One of the four playing card suits.
High-card
To decide the first dealer in the flop tournaments each user is dealt a single card and the player with the highest card (based on the card and the suit order – of spades, hearts, diamonds & clubs) becomes the theoretical dealer.
High Limit
A game where the amounts wagered are high.
Hi/lo
Split pot games.
Hold’em
Also known as Texas Hold’em, where the players get two down cards and five community cards. See our complete Hold’em rules.
Hole Cards
These are the ‘down cards’ in front of the players.
House
The casino or cardroom that is hosting the poker game.

I

Image
The way other players see you.
Implied Odds
The odds you calculate, considering the assumed result of betting for the remainder of the hand.
Inside Straight
Four cards that require another between the top and the bottom card to complete a straight. Players who catch this card make an Inside Straight.

J

Jackpot
A prize fund awarded to a player who meets a set of predetermined requirements. For example, some casinos will give a jackpot to someone who gets four-of-a-kind or higher and loses.
Jackpot Poker
A form of poker in which the cardroom or casino offers a jackpot to a player who has lost with a really big hand (usually Aces full or better).
Jacks-or-better
A form of poker in which a player needs to have at least a pair of jacks to open the betting.

K

Kansas City Lowball
Form of lowball poker in which the worst poker hand (2, 3, 4, 5, 7 of different suits) is the best hand. It’s also known as Deuce to Seven.
Keep Them Honest
To call at the end of a hand to prevent someone from bluffing.
Key Card
A card that gives you a big draw or makes your hand.
Key Hand
In a session or tournament, the one hand that ends up being a turning point for the player, either for better or worse.
Kicker
The highest unpaired side card in a player’s hand.
Kick It
Raise.
Kill Pot
A method to stimulate action. It is a forced bet by someone who has just won a pot(s).
Knock
Check.
Kojak
A hand that contains a K-J.

L

Ladies
Two Queens.
Late Position
Position on a round of betting where the player must act after most of the other players have acted, (usually considered to be the two positions next to the right of the button).
Lay Down Your Hand
When a player folds.
Lead
The first player to bet into a pot.
Limit Poker
A game that has fixed minimum and maximum betting intervals, along with a prescribed number of raises.
Limper
The first player who calls a bet.
Limp In
To enter the pot by calling rather than raising. The most common understanding of limping in, is when the first person to speak only calls the Big Blind.
Live Blind
An instance where the player puts in a dark bet and is allowed to raise, even if no other player raises. It’s also known as an ‘option’.
Live Card(s)
In Stud Games, cards that have not yet been seen and are presumed to still be in play.
Live Hand
A hand that could still win the pot.
Live One
An inexperienced player who plays a lot of hands.
Long Shot
Making a hand despite having few outs and/or poor odds.
Look
When a player calls the final bet before the showdown.
Loose
A loose player plays a lot hands.
Lowball
Is a form of draw poker in which the lowest hand wins the pot.
Low Limit
A game where the amounts wagered are small.

M

Main Pot
The center pot. Any other bets are placed in a side pot(s) and are contested among the remaining players. This occurs when a player(s) goes all-in.
Make
To make the deck is to shuffle the deck.
Maniac
A very aggressive player who plays a lot of hands.
Maverick
The name of a Queen and Jack in the pocket. Suited or otherwise.
Meet
To meet is to call.
Middle Pair
In flop games, when a player makes a pair with one of his/her down cards and the middle card on the flop.
Middle Position
Somewhere between the early and late positions on a round of betting (the fifth, sixth and seventh seats to the left of the button).
Mnemonics
Mental devices used to remember things. In Hold’em, often players have names for what pocket cards they have, like Big Slick or Maverick.
Muck
To discard or throw away your hand. It is also a pile of cards that are no longer in play.
Minimum Buy-in
The least amount of money with which you can start a game.
Monster
A very big hand. In a tournament, a player who begins to accumulate chips after having a small stack is considered to be a monster.

N

No Limit
A game where players can bet as much as they like (as long as they have it in front of them) on any round of betting.
Nuts
The best possible hand at any point of the game. A hand that cannot be beat.

The previous part of the Poker Glossary: https://party-poker-bonus.com/2018/04/10/poker-glossary-a-c/

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