Poker terms

Binxy

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Looking for poker terms and their meanings? Feel free to add, correct or word them better.

The Flop - The first three community cards dealt.

The Turn - The fourth community card dealt

The River - The fifth and final community card dealt

Fourth Street - See "The Turn"

Pocket Cards - The two cards dealt to each person at the start of the hand

Paint - A picture, or face card

In Position - To act last in any round of betting.

On The Button - To have the dealer button. This means you act last in any round of betting.

Under The Gun - To be the first to act.

The Nuts - The best possible hand given the five community cards dealt.

On The Bubble - The last unpaid position in a tournament.

Face Cards - Any picture card - ie. J, K, Q, A

Rainbow - When the community cards are of three different suits, eliminating the possibility of a flush

Blank - When a community card does not help your hand

Dolly Parton - 9 5 of any suit (in reference to her famous song)

Motown - J 5 of any suit (in reference to the Jackson Five)

Big Slick - A K of any suit.

Small Blind - A forced bet that ensures action - sits left of the button

Big Blind - Sits left of the small blind and is double the stake of the small blind

Little Slick or Big Chick - A-Q

Cutoff - Position to the right of the button

Hijack - Position to the right of the cutoff

On A Draw - Needing a community card to complete your hand

Gutshot Straight Draw - Needing a card to fill in the middle of a straight. Eg. 9, 10, _, Q, K

Open Ended Straight Draw - Needing a card at either end of your straight to complete your hand. Eg. _,10, J, Q, _

Suited Connectors - Any two consecutive cards of the same suit. Eg. 9, 10 of Spades

Wired - A pocket pair

Wheel - An Ace low straight (A-2-3-4-5)

Over The Top - Making a large raise after someone else has raised before you.

Drawing Dead - When you cannot win regardless of the next card/s.

Fishing - Drawing to cards when you should be out.

Idiot End - Lower end of a straight (5-6-7-8-9 against 6-7-8-9-10)

On Tilt - Playing stupidly because you are upset/angry.

Slow Play - Play a strong hand as though its weak.

Broadway - Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10)

Check-Raise - Checking, then once other players have bet, raising over the top

On The Come - See "On A Draw"

Set - Three of a kind with two cards hidden (in the hole) and one card exposed.

Trips - Three of a kind with one card hidden (in the hole) and two cards exposed.
 

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Binxy said:
Looking for poker terms and their meanings - feel free to add, correct or word them better.

The Flop - The first three community cards dealt.
The Turn - The fourth community card dealt
The River - The fifth and final community card dealt
Fourth Street - see "The Turn"
Paint -
In Position -
On The Button -
Under The Gun -
The Nuts -
On The Bubble -
Face Cards -
Rainbow -
Blank -
Dolly Parton -
Motown -
Big Slick -
I think these are right
On The Bubble - When there is one person left to eliminate from a MTT before you are in the money
Rainbow - When the flop is of 3 different suits
 

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Binxy said:
Looking for poker terms and their meanings - feel free to add, correct or word them better.

The Flop - The first three community cards dealt.
The Turn - The fourth community card dealt
The River - The fifth and final community card dealt
Fourth Street - see "The Turn"
Paint - a picture, or face card
In Position - To act last in any round of betting.
On The Button - to have the dealer button. This means you act last in any round of betting.
Under The Gun - to be the first to act.
The Nuts - The best possible hand given the five community cards dealt.
On The Bubble - the last unpaid position in a tournament.
Face Cards - any picture card - ie. J, K, Q, A
Rainbow - when the community cards are of three different suits, eliminating the possibility of a flush
Blank - When a community card does not help your hand
Dolly Parton - 9 5 of any suit (in reference to her famous song
Motown - J 5 of any suit (in reference to the Jackson Five
Big Slick - A K of any suit.
Not the best definitions, but you see what i mean.
 

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Little Slick or Big Chick: A-Q
Cutoff: position to the right of the button
Hijack: position to the right of the cutoff

Any decent poker book or site will have a glossary, although there are some rare terms, such as hijack above.
 

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Whats a good definition for Ante, I find it hard to describe it to anyone, it ends up a muddled up mess after I finished explaining it :D
 

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F-U said:
Whats a good definition for Ante, I find it hard to describe it to anyone, it ends up a muddled up mess after I finished explaining it :D
A forced bet that has to be put into the pot before the hand begins?
 

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Wired just means a pocket pair in Hold'em. Eg. "wired eights" are two eights in the hole. It's really more of a stud term - wired eights would mean two of the down cards are eights (in the hole), as opposed to having an eight on the door, and an eight in the hole.
 

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F-U said:
Thats when the questions begin, who bets how much why, it doesnt stop :D
Everyone bets an amount determined by the tournament organisers to encourage ppl to get involved in hands and also to make the tournament finish a little bit quicker.
 

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Crosby87 said:
Wired just means a pocket pair in Hold'em. Eg. "wired eights" are two eights in the hole. It's really more of a stud term - wired eights would mean two of the down cards are eights (in the hole), as opposed to having an eight on the door, and an eight in the hole.
The opposite being a "split pair".

Also, having a wired pair and catching a third on the flop, that's a set. But trips would be two on the table matching one in the hole.
 

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Wheel An Ace low straight (A-2-3-4-5)

Over The Top Making a large raise after someone else has raised before you.

Drawing Dead When you cannot win regardless of the next card/s.

Fishing Drawing to cards when you should be out.

Idiot End Lower end of a straight (5-6-7-8-9 against 6-7-8-9-10)

On Tilt Playing stupidly because you are upset/angry.

Slow Play Play a strong hand as though its weak.
 

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red+black said:
Also, having a wired pair and catching a third on the flop, that's a set. But trips would be two on the table matching one in the hole.
Better definitions:

Set: Three of a kind with two cards hidden (in the hole) and one card exposed.
Trips: Three of a kind with one card hidden (in the hole) and two cards exposed.
 

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Hooray! I don't feel so stupid anymore. Finally figured out what BBJ means!

But I'll make it a simple challenge for everyone else to figure out.

Ok, too easy, but what does BBV stand for?
 

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Still no responses to my questions in the post above.

Another term: squatter - poker tournament player that sits out from all or most hands in the hope to finish in the money (especially a Sit n Go).
 

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red+black said:
Another term: squatter - poker tournament player that sits out from all or most hands in the hope to finish in the money (especially a Sit n Go).
I call them "Greys"

In reference to the computer game Championship Manager where a team has players listed in their squad in a grey font indicating that they are not real footballers, just regens.
 

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