Freeroll Poker Tourmants

Poker Terms

Add-on
A purchase of more chips (optional) at the end of the re-buy period in a tournament.

All-In
When a player bets all his/her chips.: In online poker, you may be deemed "All-in" when you are disconnected (even if you have chips remaining).

American Airlines
Two Aces.

Belly Buster
A draw and/or catch to an Inside Straight.
Bicycle
A straight that is A-2-3-4-5.

Boardcards
The cards that are dealt face-up in a poker game for all players to see. In flop games, five cards are dealt face-up in the center of the table. In Seven Card Stud, four cards are dealt face-up in front of each player.

Case Chips
A player's last chips.

Cash Out
To leave a game and convert your chips to cash.

Collusion
When two or more players conspire to cheat in a poker game.

Community Cards
Cards that are face-up and used by all players.

Cowboys
Two Kings.

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 and the low hand wins.

Ducks
A pair of Twos.

Deuces
A pair of Twos.

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.

Flat Call
Calling a bet without raising

Floorman
An employee of the cardroom who makes rulings and decisions.

Gut Shot
To draw to and/or hit an inside straight.

Grand
It draws a thousand dollars.

Hook
It is named a Jack because the "J" resembles a hook.

House
The casino or cardroom that is hosting the poker game.

Inside Straight
Four cards which require another between the top and the bottom card to complete a straight.\ Players who catch this card make an Inside Straight.

Jacks-or- Better
A form of poker in which a player needs to have at least a pair of jacks to open the betting.

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.

Kill Pot
A method to stimulate action. It is a forced bet by someone who has just won a pot(s).

Lay Down Your Hand
When a player folds.

Limper
The first player who calls a bet.

Limp In
To enter the pot by calling rather than raising. (The usual concept of "Limp In" is when the first person to speak just calls the Big Blind.)

Make
To make the deck is to shuffle the deck.

Maniac
A very aggressive player who plays a lot of hands.

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.

Odds
The probability of making a hand vs. the probability of not making a hand.

Offsuit
Cards of a different suit.

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.

Qualifier
In High-Low games, it is a requirement the Low hand must meet to win the pot.

Railbird
Someone who hangs around a poker room who watches the games and/or is looking to get into action.

Satellite
It is a mini-tournament to gain an entry into a larger tournament.

Scoop
To win the entire pot.

Seating List
A waiting list. A player would put his or her name on this list if there were no seats at the table at which they wish to play. Thirty Miles
Three tens.

Three of a Ki
nd Three cards of the same number or face value ("trips").

Tight
A player who doesn't play many pots. A tight game is one that doesn't have much action.

Up Card
A card that is dealt face-up.

Walking Sticks
A pair of sevens.

WSOP
World Series of Poker.

 



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