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Poker Terms

Online Poker, like several other games is chock-full of many technical jargons and terms Unless one has read or heard them being explained, it is next to impossible to really make sense about what is being said. Here….. we try to include a couple of the Poker terms giving their explainations too.

ACTIVE PLAYER - A person who is still playing in the pot.

BANKROLL- It is the sum total of gambling funds available. It’s not to be confused with the current money you happen to have on the table.

BARN- When there is three of a kind and a pair.

COMPUTER HAND – These are hole cards of Q-7 off suit in Texas Hold'em. More broadly, any hand flagged by computer analysis/simulation as positive but turns out to be difficult to play in practice.

DEAD MAN'S HAND: Two pair, aces and eights are called dead man’s hand. In particular it means the black aces, black eights & nine of diamonds. It was the hand Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was gunned down.

EVEN-MONEY -It is the bet that pays off precisely the amount wagered. Fro instance, "Double or nothing" is an even-money bet.

FISH – Used to refer to a player who loses money in Poker. An very old saying exists: "If you can't spot the fish at the table, ‘you’ are the fish!"

HEADS-Up-When only two players are involved with a hand.

KICKER -In a tie hand between one pair, two pair, or three-of-a-kind, the remaining card(s) that make up the hand. The player with the highest card(s) wins

LONG SHOT -Making a hand despite having few outs and/or poor odds.

NO LIMIT -Considered one of the last true forms of poker, where the amount you can bet is limited by the number of chips in front of you.

ON THE BUTTON -Being the last player to act in a betting round. Dealer's Position.

POT, THE-The amount of money and sum of the bets being wagered on in a game.

RAKE -Money taken by the house to compensate for expenses.

SOFA SEAT -A seat or game which is favorable because of the lack of skill at the table.

TIGHT -Adjective to describe a player who selects hands very carefully and folds easily.

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