April 14, 2018 0

Poker Glossary O-R

Poker Glossary O-R


The probability of making a hand vs. the probability of not making a hand.
Cards of a different suit.
A game in which each player is dealt four down cards with five community cards. To make your hand, you must play two cards from your hand and three from the board.
On the Button
Being the last player to act in a betting round. Dealer’s Position.
To make the first bet.
Open-ended Straight
Four consecutive cards whereby one additional (consecutive) card is needed at either end to make a straight.
Open Card
A card that is dealt face-up.
Open Pair
A pair that has been dealt face-up.
An option is a live blind made before the cards are dealt. If no one raises, the ‘option’ player may raise the pot.
Out Button
A disc placed in front of a player who wishes to sit out a hand(s), but remain in the game.
The number of cards left in the deck that will improve your hand.
A pocket pair higher than any of the cards on the board.


Face or picture cards (Jack, Queen and King).
Two cards of the same face or number value.
To fold.
Pay Off
To call on the final round of betting when you may or may not think you have the best hand.
Picture Cards
Face cards (Jack, Queen and King).
Play Back
To raise or re-raise another player’s bet.
Playing the Board
In flop games, when your best five card hand is all five of the community cards.
The down cards or hole cards.
Pocket Cards
The two cards dealt to you at the beginning of a Hold’em hand that no one else is entitled to see.
Pocket Rockets
A pair of Aces in the pocket or hole.
Where a player is seated in relation to the dealer, therefore establishing that player’s place in the betting order.
If you miss the blind, then you must ‘post’ – add as many chips as were in the blind itself.
The money or chips in the center of a table that players try to win.
Pot Limit
This is a game where the maximum bet can equal the pot.
A person hired by the cardroom to work as a shill.
When the dealer pushes the chips to the winning player at the end of a hand. It’s also when dealers rotate to other tables.
Put Down
To fold a hand.


Four of a kind.
In Hi/Lo games, it is a requirement the Low hand must meet to win the pot.


A tray that holds 100 poker chips in five stacks of twenty chips each.
The rim of a poker table or a barrier outside a poker area.
Someone who hangs around a poker room who watches the games and/or is looking to get into action.
To increase the previous bet.
Chips taken from the pot by the cardroom for compensation for hosting the game.
The value of each card and hand.
When a player knocks on the table indicating that he/she has checked.
The illegal action of taking money off the table and putting it somewhere else.
7 Card Stud where the lowest five cards win the pot.
Analysis of a player based on how they play, mannerisms, and tells.
The amount of money a player pays to add a fixed number of chips to his/her stack in a tournament.
To raise a raise.
Ring Game
A ‘live’ game that is not a tournament.
This is the last card given in all games. In Hold’em and Omaha, it is also known as 5th street. In Stud games, it is also known as 7th street.
A passive, tight player.
Round of Betting
This is when players have the opportunity to bet, check or raise. Each round of betting ends when the last bet or raise has been called.
Guys who hustle for a living. This is also the name of a popular poker movie starring Matt Damon and Ed Norton.
Royal Flush
This is an Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10) of the same suit. It is the best possible hand in poker.
The act of playing with more money than is typical or reasonable.
A winning streak.

The last part of the Poker Glossary is here: https://party-poker-bonus.com/2018/04/15/poker-glossary-s-w/

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