Players will give off certain and more precise tells when they are bluffing. Although it may matter on the player themselves, there are some general tells that Caro talks about that apply at the poker table. Smoking Even though smoking is banned in almost every poker...
Below is a table of Texas Holdem starting hands, ordered by their Expected Value (EV) in a 6 player holdem game. These statistics were produced by using millions of hand histories to compute the following results. The unit for EV is average profit in big...
Pick the Opener One thing you should always be looking out for is when players are waiting for you to act. Their body language and posture are very important. You always need to be looking out for players who might be strong before you bet into them. When are you...
Ok, now here’s where the play gets a bit more tricky. These hands are pretty delicate, yet still playable. Group 5: 66 55 44 33 22 KJ QTs A9s A8s QJ Now, by this point, we’ve drastically departed from Sklansky and the Carnegie Mellon group’s hand...
Buy In You should be looking for tells on your opponents even before they play a hand. Some people may call it prejudice or say it is unfair, but with the way poker is today you have to make these assumptions. After the poker boom, professional players had to learn to...
Basically, a poker ploy is a maneuver or strategy that a player utilizes to gain the advantage, and/or to win the pot. These poker ploys are techniques that you yourself can use to obtain information, and others may use against you to try and trick you. For example,...
Single King or pocket Kings. Reference to USA’s invasion of Iraq in 2003.
A Time Pot is a method players use for paying a card room’s time charge. Players agree that the winner of the first pot over a certain size will pay the table’s time charge.
Satansnake a Devilfish eater.
A steel wheel is a 5 high straight(Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5) all the same suit(a flush).
Bullets refers to the preflop hand of aces (AA).
When a player is running hot, winning pot after pot, he is said to have the rungood.
Abbreviation for Open Face Chinese. You can play OFC on FTR: https://www.flopturnriver.com/open-face-chinese-poker/
When playing Open Face Chinese Poker, a player hits Fantasy Land with QQ or better in the top row, without fouling. In the next deal, the player will receive all 13 cards face down and can set it however they like.
A variant of Chinese Poker where players set 5 cards face up, then are dealt 1 card at a time until a full 13 card Chinese Poker hand is made. Sometimes referred to as OFC.
A negative (or "red") figure that exists as a condition of staking arrangements, especially common for tournament staking but also applies in cash games.
A variant of poker played with 13 cards and set 5 in the back, 5 in the middle, and 3 up top. Your back hand must be the strongest hand, middle second strongest, and top your weakest. After hands are set, players compare hands and are given points based on hand...
Loose aggressive retard. Someone who plays a very loose and crazy style with no respect for money.
Suited Two Gapper – 2 cards of the same suit with 2 gaps between their ranks. Examples: Q9s,J8s,T7s,96s,85s,74s,63s,52s Note that AJs,KTs are not usually considered S2G’s, as their strength is more appropriately described as suited broadways. Also note...
Suited One Gapper – 2 cards of the same suit with 1 gap between their ranks. Examples: J9s,T8s,97s,86s,75s,64s,53s Note that AQs,KJs,QTs are not usually considered S1G’s, as their strength is more appropriately described as suited broadways, 42s is weaker...
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A hand that can beat at least some portion of an opponent’s perceived range.
"Bingo Player" a poker player who makes blatantly bad poker plays, and believes in the luck of the cards will determine victory or defeat. It provides a ready-made excuse for the week poker player. They can blame ‘bad luck’ for their ill fortune...
Imaginative and ingenuity combined.
Some one being a fool. Someone doing something that’s not right.
When one person wins a large pot, whether it’s heads-up or multi-way "It’s A Hogger!"
What you say to someone after they suckout on the final table bubble of a large event. Stands for "Good game I hope you die."
The term Woolworth’s denotes a ten and a five (T5) of any suit as holecards. The name is derived from the high street retail chain which was traditionally a chain of 5 and 10 cent stores.
A poker game in which after the action in the hand has ended and a winner has been determined then all five community cards are revealed to all participants. If the flop has been seen and the action ends a winner is determined then the 2 community cards that had not...
A poker game in which the player who folds to stop the action in the hand reveals their hole cards and all other players who remain in the hand will reveal their hole cards.
an abbreviation for *Go Fuck YourSelf*
To integrate skills attained from previous experiences in present endeavours.
A min-raise on the turn.
Daniel’s Room is a high stakes is an area of the PokerStars lobby dedicated to deep-stack, high-stakes cash games. The room is named after poker legend Daniel Negreanu.
To "run it twice" is the act of dealing remaining streets twice in all-in situations and dividing the equity share. This is typically done to lower variance.
Two Pears is slang for "two pair."
The Sunday Lunch is a $215 tournament on Poker Stars that takes place 11:00 AEST each Sunday, or 19:00 EST on Saturday. The inaugural Sunday Lunch took place on February 21, 2010.
Rush Poker is an innovative, hyper turbo type of cash game offered at Full Tilt Poker. Players do not select individual tables, instead, they are divided into player pools. Every time you fold while playing Rush Poker, you are immediately transported to a different...
Pronounced Blood, Sweat, Tears. A legendary No Limit Hold’em player from pre-UIGEA poker cash games on party poker.
To be banned without getting the first two strikes.
Entering a pot first with a raise rather than a call.
In live game – squeezing the side of the card to narrow down the possible hole card Nothing across is A,2 or 3
In live game – squeezing the side of the card to narrow down the possible hole card Two across is 4,5
In live game – squeezing the side of the card to narrow down the possible hole card Three across is 6,7 or 8
In live game – squeezing the side of the card to narrow down the possible hole card Four across is 9 ot 10
Mean Raise refers to one or more players aggressivly raising or reraising, perhaps because they want to send a messege to the origional raiser or just suffered a bad beat, but rarly because they truly have a strong hand.
A collection of pros that had a high degree of success in athletics, and now represent Poker Stars.
A prestigious group of players who have been honored by the World Series for their contribution to poker. New entrants are voted for by a media panel and the living members of the Hall of Fame.
You can buy a piece of a player by paying for some or all of their entry fee. You are then awarded a negotiated percentage of any winnings they receive.
To put up some money for another player to enter a cash game or tournament.
A nickname for Doyle Brunson.
An area of the Rio Hotel and Casino which plays host to the World Series of Poker.
A road in Las Vegas, Nevada which contains many of the cities largest and most popular casinos.
The Rio Hotel and Casino on the The Strip in Las Vegas. It has been the host of the World Series of Poker since 2006.
The high-stakes cash game(s) played in the "Bobby’s Room" area of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.
A special area of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, designed to host high stakes cash games. It is named after former casino mogul and WSOP ME champ, Bobby Baldwin.
The hand 9-2.
The hand Queen-7.
The Omaha hand Ace-King-4-7.
The person who finished the tournament on the Bubble – the last place which does not pay any prize money.
Notably increase the amount of money in the pot by making a large bet.
A term used to refer to the different styles of play possessed by one player.
A type of straight draw where you are hoping to receive a card in the middle of the 5 cards needed.
To have a pair with the second highest card on the board.
To raise the smallest amount permitted by the table stakes.
To spend time thinking (or pretending to think) about what whether you should bet, check, or fold.
An award given to the winner of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Weries. It is named to commemorate the late Chip Reese.
To call from the small blind pre-flop when the pot has not yet been raised.
Either: Performing some action in order to provoke a useful reaction from an opponent OR playing marginal cards on a draw in the hope of hitting a big hand.
A leaderboard run by Bluff Magazine, which tracks performance at live tournaments around the world.
A leaderboard which awards points to all players who cash in the WSOP’s 50+ events.
A number preceding the word "Handed" indicates how many players are in the game.
Something which is either very good or very bad.
A bill proposed by pro-poker Representative Barney Frank. It’s full title is the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. If introduced into law it would implement a fully regulated online gambling industry in the United...
Otherwise known as the UIGEA, a bill introduced in 2006 which prohibits financial institutions from processing deposits to "illegal online gambling" websites.
A team of top-class poker players who joined together to raise the cash to play billionaire businessman Andy Beal in an ultra-high-stakes cash game. The group included Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Todd Brunson, Ted Forrest, Jennifer Harman, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey,...
The casino run by Benny Binnion which was the original host of the World Series of Poker.
A nickname for Phil Hellmuth. Gained thanks to his sometimes belligerent attitude at the poker table.