Poker terms and definitions


(1) Possibility of action. If the player does not understand that it is his turn, the dealer will say “Your action”. (2) Betting and Growth. “If a third heart beats on the board and there’s a lot of action, you have to think someone has drained the water.”


A small portion of the pot contributed by each player contributed to the multiplication of the pot at the beginning of poker. Most Hold’em games do not have ants; they use a “blind” to put the first money in the pot.


Finish your chips when you place a bet or dial. In a stake game, the player may not go into his pocket to get more money when he shakes hands. If they run out, they will have an uninteresting side pan. However, they can win the pot with chips. For example: “Poor Bob. He played a square against a big whole house, but he was involved in the second bet.”


Hold both the turn and the center card to make a drawing hand. For example, suppose you have an A-7. Comes with a flop A-6-4. You bet and you are called. The rotation is checked by everyone T, then the key is J. You washed the “back door” nuts. See also “runner”.

Bad Beat

The hand that is the lower dog beats the hand that is most liked. It is generally used to mean that the winner of the pot had no business in the pot, and it was unfortunate that they were able to hold one card on the deck to win the pot. We will not give any examples; You will hear a lot throughout your poker career.


The first chips were placed in containers on any street. Preliminary flops and small blinds are classified as first bets.

Big Blind

The largest of the two curtains commonly used in Hold’em games. Large blinds are able to bet in the first place. See also “blind” and “small blind.”


The board card does not seem to affect the position on the keyboard. If the flop is AJT, the turn card of 2 is considered empty.


Compulsory bets (or partial bets) made by one or more players before receiving any card. Usually the curtain is placed directly on the left side of the button by the player. See also “living blind.”


Compulsory bets (or partial bets) made by one or more players before receiving any card. Usually the curtain is placed directly on the left side of the button by the player. See also “living blind.”


Universal cards in the game of Hold’em – flop, turn and river cards together. Example: “There was not a single heart on the board.”

Bottom Pair

Pair with the smallest card on the flop. If you have an A-6 and the FT has a KT-6, you have the bottom pair.


Look down to discard the top card from the deck. This is done between each bet before the next public card (page) is issued. This is the security that prevents any player from recognizing or viewing the next card to be used on the board.


(Nominal) dealer marking. It is also used to use the player on the button. Example: “Oh, the button is raised.”


(1) “Buy the pot.” Hope to “buy” the pot without calling to make buff. (2) Like “Buy Button”. In order to bet or raise, players rely on each other to bend the buttons so that they can play last in the next betting round.

Dictionary of “Winning Low Limit Hold’em” by Lee Jones


Make a bet equal to the last bet or plus in the pot. The term “see” (such as “I’ll see the bet”) is considered a colloquial expression.

Calling Station

A weak and inactive player who calls a lot, but doesn’t lift or bend a lot. This is a player who likes to play your game.


Make the last addition allowed during the betting phase. This is usually the third or fourth addition. California traders like to say “Capitola” or “Cappuccino.”


The last card of a certain rank in the deck. Example: “The flop came with a J-8-3; I got a pocket slot, he got a pocket 8, and then the case fell on eight rivers, and he hit my house.”

Center Pot

The first hand-made poker pot is different from one or more “side” pots created when one or more players are involved as a whole. And the “main pan”.


1) Don’t bet because you have the option to dial or raise later in the betting phase. Equivalent to a zero dollar bet. (2) Another word for a chip, similar to a poker chip.


Check when the player behind you bets and then raise. Sometimes people will hear that this is not an unfair or unethical poker. Piffle. Almost all casinos allow checks, which is an important poker tactic. This is especially useful in low-limit Hold’em, where additional power is required to narrow the field if you have the best hands.

Cold Call

Call more than one bet at a time. For example, suppose you are the first player to act after raising a big blind. Any player who plays after that must call the two bets “cold.” This is different from calling a single bet and then calling a plus.

Come Hand

Drawing hands (probably in craps terms).

Community Cards

Cards presented face to face in the middle of a poker table and shared among players of games such as Hold’em and Omaha. These are called dashboards or “dashboards.”

Complete Hand

Hands characterized by all five cards – straight, laundry, full house or straight flow.


Hold’em hands where two cards are in the same row. For example: KQ, 76.


Make your hands less valuable due to duplicate board cards. For example, you have 87 and the flop is 9-TJ, so you are straight. Now it’s 8’s turn. It forged your hand and made it almost worthless.


There is usually a large hand to strike the hand. You hear it is most commonly used in pocket cards: “Tonight, for the third time, the pocket armor is broken.”


Like, “Disable the platform.” This means that you have most or all of the cards that someone wants to get on the current board. If you have pocket kings, if the other two kings fall, you have disabled the platform.


In fact (or in theory) a poker player deals cards. When there is a professional dealer (casino or card room) or an automatic dealer (online), it is necessary to identify the player who will serve the card, as the betting and betting operations are on the left side of the dealer. This is done using a notation called the dealer’s button, which rotates clockwise around the table and moves to the next player after each hand is completed.


Abbreviated form “underdog”

Dominated Hand

People often play better hands and almost always lose hands. For example, K3 is “dominated” by KQ. With the exception of odd flops (e.g., 3-3-X, K-3-X), KQ is often defeated.


Playing on a hand that isn’t good yet, but it can happen if the right card arrives. Example: “I’m not there yet – I’m drawing.” Also used as a noun. Example: “I got a good lottery, so I need to call.”

Draw Dead

Even though it’s done, I try to make it by hand without winning the pot. If you’re painting to drain, if your opponent already has a house, you’re “painting dead.” Of course, this is a bad condition. Written by Lee Jones “ Dictionary of Winning Low Limit Hold’em


The “legitimate” stock of the tank. If you have $ 80 in the pot, you have a 50% chance of winning it, and you have a $ 40 property in the pot. The term is somewhat prophetic, so you can win $ 80 or $ 0, but it will give you an idea of how much you can “hope” to win.


(1) The amount you think you will earn on average if you do a certain play. For example, suppose you put $ 10 in a $ 50 container and do 25% when you draw by hand. Three out of four you don’t do the lottery and you lose $ 10 for every $ 30. For the fourth time, you will win $ 50 and enter the lottery. Your total profit on these four average hands is $ 50- $ 30 = $ 20, with an average of $ 5 per hand. So calling $ 10 has a positive expectation of $ 5. (2) The amount you plan to make at the poker table over a period of time. Suppose you win $ 527 in 100 hours of play. Then your expectation is $ 5.27 / hour. Of course, you won’t make the exact same amount every hour (but you’ll lose a few hours), but that’s one measure of your expected income.

Extra Blind

A player who has just entered the game and returned or changed his position at the table. See also “blind” and “recording”.

Family Pot

A pan that all players (or almost all of them) call before the flop.


Like, “Play fast.” Play hands aggressively, bet, raise as much as possible. Example: “If you can drop a package but the amount of water is equal, you need to play it fast.”


Statistically, the favorite poker hand to win.


The first three public cards are shown face to face.


Lose your chance to play poker in the current pot. Instead of calling or raising your bet, put your hand down and throw your hand away.


Hands that can not be played for one reason. A player with a bad hand may not sue anywhere in the kitchen. For example: “He got three cards after the flop, so the dealer said his hand was rude.”

Free Card

A turn or river card that doesn’t require you to call a bet because you’ve played it before (or because of your opponent’s reputation). For example, if you are on a button and lift up when drawing a flash, your competitors may test you on the turn. If you put water on the turn, you can bet. If you haven’t got it in circulation, you can also check the river card “for free.”

Free Roll

When one player draws with another player right now, he strikes to win the whole pot. For example, suppose you have an AQ club and your opponent has an AQ of the heart. The flop is Q-5-T and includes two clubs. You’re connected to your opponent right now, but you’re sliding freely because you can win the whole pot, and your opponent can’t. If no club comes, you can share the dish with him. If it comes, you will win everything.

Gutshot Straight

Directly filled “inside”. If you have 9-8, the flop is 7-5-2, and if you have 6 turns, you have a straight stomach.

Heads Up

A pan in which only two players compete. For example: “It turns up.”


Like “The flop hit me,” the flop means you have auxiliary cards in your hand. If you have an AK, the F-K-7-2 will hit you.

Hole Cards

The cards were shown face to face with the player, and are often used to represent the cards of the first two players in Hold’em and the first four players in Omaha.


The organization that runs the game. Example: “The two dollars you put on the button go into the house.”

Implied Odds

There is currently no gambling odds, but if you hit your hand, it may be included in your calculation in relation to the bet you think you will win. For example, even if the pan doesn’t offer you a 4: 1 ratio, you can make a call when making a turn (drainage option) because you’re sure you can bet on your opponent. If you wash your throat.

Inside Straight Draw

Looking for a specific card value to make it straight. For example, a player holding a 9-5 with a 2-7-6 board can make any eight straight. This is also called a straight lottery. Written by Lee Jones “ Dictionary of Winning Low Limit Hold’em


A special bonus for a person who loses a hand for a very good clap. In hold’em, the “loser” usually has to fill a card or hit better. In some major card clubs in southern California, jackpots have reached more than $ 50,000. The jackpot is financed with money deducted from the game as part of the rake.


A unique card used to determine what is better than two hands of close balance. For example, suppose you have AK and your competitor has AQ. If there is an ace in the flop, you both have an ace, but you have a king kick. Kickers can be vital in Hold’em.

Live Blind

Forced bets made before one or more players receive a card. “Live” means that the player still has the option to raise as the activity returns.


A player who does a lot of things like being too aggressive, betting, bluffing. A real maniac is not a good player, but he just gambles a lot. However, a player who sometimes behaves like a maniac and confuses his opponent is quite dangerous.


Stacked and burned cards in front of the dealer. For example: “The young man wanted to take back the card because his hand hit his breast, but the dealer thought it was folded.” Also used as a verb. Example: “He grabbed her hand because he had no way out.”

No Limit

A poker version where a player can bet on how many chips (up to the number on the front) to play in turn. This is a very different game from limit poker.


The best hand given to the board. If the board is a three-hearted KJT-4-2, the AX of the heart is a nut (X represents any valuable card). Although this is not a nut in general, you will occasionally hear the term used for the best hands of a particular category. In the example above, it could be said that someone with AQ was a “nut straight.”


Hold’em hand with two cards in two different suits.


Hold’em hand with two cards with a difference of two cards. For example: J9s, 64.

Open-Ended Straight Draw

To make it straight, look for one of the two values of the card. For example, a player with 2-7-6 boards can make 9-7 straight by one-tenth (6-7-8-9-T) or one-fifth (5-6-7-8-). 9). This is also called a straight up and down lottery.


The card that wins your hand. It sounds a lot. Example: “I have nine exits because any shovel will make my face red.”


Beat and grind. Example: “Susie hit me in the river and it went beyond my package.”


Beat and grind. Example: “Susie hit me in the river and it went beyond my package.”


A card higher than all the cards on the board. For example, if you have AQ and the flop means J-7-3, you don’t have a pair, but you have two exaggerations.


A pair of high pockets for all the cards on the flop. If you have a QQ and the flop has a J-8-3, you’re overlapping. Written by Lee Jones “ Dictionary of Winning Low Limit Hold’em

Pay Off

When the gambler represents your invincible hand, the pan is large enough to make a bet, so it will justify the call anyway. Example: “He played it like it was drained. But I paid him because I had a top set.”

Play the Board

Show your hand in Hold’em when your cards don’t make a better hand than shown on the board. For example, if you are 22 and the board is 4-4-9-9-A (with no drainage), you must “play on the board”: the best hand you can make is not using any of your cards. If you play on the board, the best thing you can do is share the players with all the other players.


Only unique cards you can see. For example, “He had six in his pocket” (a pair of six), or “I had a king in my pocket.” See also “hole cards”.

Pocket Pair

Hold’em starts with two cards of the same rank and paired. Example: “In the first hour, I had a couple of big pockets seven times. What else could you want?”


To place a blind bet, you must first sit in a cardroom game. If you have changed the seats on the table to keep them away from the blinds, you may need to make a blind record. Example: A player leaves one seat at the table and the other is placed away from the blinds. He needs to place an extra blind to get his hands on it. See also “extra blind”.

Pot Limit

A poker version where a player can take turns betting on the amount of money in the pot. Like No Limit, this is a very different game from limit poker.

Pot Odds

The amount of money in the pot compared to the amount you have to put in the pot to continue the game. For example, let’s say you have $ 60 in a pot. Someone bets $ 6, so the pot now has $ 66. It costs $ 6 to make a call, so your cookware probability is 11: 1. If your hand has the best chance of being at least 1 in 12, you need to dial. The probability of a pot also depends on the lottery. For example, suppose you have a lottery to wash nuts while you have one card left. In this case, you have a 4: 1 lag, so wash your body. If you need $ 8 to make a bet, you need to have about $ 32 in the pot (including the last bet) to get your conversation right.


(1) Keep a chip in your hand or card. This prevents them from being deceived by discarded hands or from the dealer’s accidental deception. (2) Do not “waste” to blindly make more money in the pot. Example: “No matter how bad the cards are, he will always protect the blind.”


You are less likely to have a pan to play or call. Example: “I stayed in the straight lottery because the clay offered me a high enough price.”




A flop (or board) that doesn’t seem to help much. The flop that landed on the J-6-2 looks ragged.


It is not possible to do any laundry on the turn as it is a flop containing three different suits. It is a full deck of five cards, and no suit can hold more than two, so drainage is not possible.


Increase current bets.


The amount of money withdrawn from each dealer’s pan. This is the income of the card room.


The numerical value of the card (compared to his suit). Examples: “jack”, “seven”.


Play as if holding a certain hand. For example, if you grow in front of a flop and then raise it again when the flop rises to a high tunnel, it at least represents an ace with a good worm.

Ring Game

A different poker game than a tournament. It’s called a “live” game because it plays real money instead of tournament chips.


The fifth and final public card shows itself face to face. Also known as “Fifth Street.” The metaphor of the river is one of the most precious words in poker, such as “He drowned in the river.”


A player who is not very creative and plays very loud. He raises only the best hands. Real rocks are quite predictable: if he raises you up on the river, you can throw everything except nuts.


Usually, “runner-runner” refers to a hand made by holding the correct card on both the river bank and the river. For example: “He removed the runner-runner to make up for my trip.” See also “back door”.

Scare Card

The best hand can be a trash card. If you have a T-8, the QJ-9 flop is definitely the best hand for you. However, a T-turn card will be very scary, because it’s almost a guarantee that you’re being beaten right now.

Second Pair

The pair with the second highest card on the flop. If you have an AT and the flop comes with a KT-6, you have dropped the second pair. See “Top Pair.”


It’s like “sell your hands.” In a sprint-limit game, when a player expects to call when the maximum bet has not been made, it means that the bet is made less than the maximum when the player has a very strong hand.


A powerful concept first discussed by David Sklansky. It’s a bet or extra that you hope won’t call, but if so, you have some advantage. A half-belt may be right if the value bet is wrong and the net bleach isn’t right, but the sum of the two can be a positive expectation. For example, you have KQ and the flop is T-5 -J. If you bet now, it will be half a club. I don’t want you to have the best hand, I want to see your opponent fold right away. However, if you make a call, you can improve to the best of your ability.


There are two kinds of things when you have two titles in your hand and one on the board.

Short Stack

Not so many chips compared to other players at the table. If you have $ 10 in front of you and everyone at the table has more than $ 100, you’re playing on a short stack.


The point at which all remaining players turn the card over and determine who has the best hand – that is, after the end of the fourth round of betting. Of course, there is no calculation if the final bet or addition is not called.

Side Pot

It’s a pan that players aren’t interested in because they don’t have a chip. Example: He bets $ 6, Beth calls $ 6, and Carl calls, but he only has $ 2 left. Both Al or Beth could win, but not Carl, but the $ 8 side pot. Carl, however, can win all the money in the first or “center” pot.

Slow Play

Many players will stay in the pot to let their strong hands play loose.

Small Blind

The smallest of the two blind bets used in Hold’em. Typically, a small blind is one-third to two-thirds of the first bet. See “big blind” and “blind”.

Smooth Call

Dial. A smooth call usually means a strong hand playing slowly. Example: “I washed the nuts. But when the guy in front of me was betting, I just called softly. I didn’t want to scare anyone.”

Split Pot

A pan that is shared because two or more players have the same hand.

Split Two Pair

Each pair of your card ranks has two pairs of hands that appear on the board. For example, you have a T-9, the flop is a T-9-5, and you are split in two. This compares to the two pairs on the board. For example: T-9, 9-5-5.


A betting structure in which a player can place as many bets as he wishes at any time. The typical spread limit structure is $ 2- $ 6, and a player can bet up to $ 2 or $ 6 on each bet.


Usually an extra blind bet equal to twice the size of the blind made by the player on the left side of the blinds. This is an effective increase and will cause the player who wants to play to pay two bets. Furthermore, the stradler serves as the last before the flop and can be “re-raised”.

String Bet

A bet that usually does not put all the chips needed to raise a player into the pot in one move (usually an extra one). If they do not verbally announce their salary increase, they can be forced back and only make a call. This prevents unethical games from producing enough chips to make a call and seeing what the impact is, and then increasing it.


Used in certain betting structures of poker games. The usual definition of an organized Hold’em game is to bet on the flop and the flop, a fixed amount to increase, and then double the amount on the turn and the main. For example: Hold’em games with a structure of $ 2- $ 4: bets and additions of $ 2 on the flop and flop; Add $ 4 bets and fees on turnovers and rivers.


Hold’em hand with the same suit of two cards. Example: “I had to play J-3 – it was a match.”

Table Stakes

According to the rules of poker, a player can not put money in his pocket. He can only put the amount of money in front of him in the current pot. If he doesn’t have chips in his hand, he’ll have an uninteresting side pan. All casino poker is played on table stakes. The description sometimes includes a rule that a player cannot remove chips from the table during a game. This rule cannot be called a “table stake”, but it is almost universally followed in public poker games.


The hint that the player unknowingly gives the strength of his hand, his next action, etc., may be due to a specific use of the “telegraph” in the first place, or to “tell” what to do before doing so.


Play wild or recklessly. A player is said to be “tilted” by not playing the best, not playing too many hands, trying wild bluffs, raising with bad hands, and so on.


(1) A player who wishes to pause his game while the player decides what to do. Just “Time, please!” If the player does not take time and there are a lot of actions behind it, the dealer can be considered to have folded the player. (2) The amount of money collected on the button or every half hour. This is another way to make money on a house (see “rake”).


The pot winner gives the dealer a small amount of money (usually $ .50 or $ 1.00). Typically, tokens make up the bulk of a dealer’s revenue.

Top Pair

The pair with the highest card on the flop. If you have an AQ and a QT-6 flop comes, you’ve covered the top pair. See “Second Couple.”

Top Set

The highest possible trips. For example, you have a TT, and the Flop comes with a T-8-9. You have installed the top package.

Top Two

Two pairs, two hole cards, combine the two highest cards on the board.

Top and Bottom

It has two holes, a combination of the highest and lowest cards on the board.


Three types.


The fourth public card. Show yourself. Also known as “Fourth Street.”

Under the Gun

The position of the player who plays first in the betting round. For example, if you are on the left side of the big blinds, you are under the gun before the flop.


Mathematically, you are a person or hand who does not want to win the pan. For example, if you turn over four cards, you are not a 2: 1 lagging person to float along the river bank (i.e., you will wash three to three times). See also “dog”.


It’s like a “value bet.” This means that you want your opponent to call your bet. Basically, it’s because you have the best hand. However, with enough calls, positive expectations can also be a lottery.


A measure of the fluctuations of bank transactions. Fluctuations are not an indicator of how well you are playing. However, the larger your gap, the wider the swing in bank transactions.