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One good place to start is the tags page on this site. Any tag used on a post will show up there, and they should all have definitions. If you see one that isn't defined, please add a definition to it. Some terms that may not show up as tags: Positions SB — The player in the small blind position. BB — The player in the big blind position. UTG — The ...


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The term wet refers to the connectedness of the community cards. It's translatable to most all variants of poker depending on the game mechanics. Specifically, there are three things to consider when judging the wetness of a board, Highness (Aces, Kings, Queens,...). The higher the cards, the wetter the board. Suitedness (Monotone or all one suit; ...


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It's a term used to describe a situation in which there is no more downside risk involved for one or more active participants, only upside positive outcomes can be realized. A "shot to nothing" is a similar expression. In the example from the question you link to, both players currently have the best hand, an Ace-high straight, yet only one player also has ...


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A straddle refers to an extra blind bet made preflop. Typically, this is made by the first player after the big blind (e.g. the Under-the-gun player), however in some variants that is not the case (some allow the button to straddle; others allow straddles from any position on the table). In the end, it depends on the rules of the casino. In almost all ...


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Basically, if a player is all-in at some point during the betting, the other player can offer to run it a number of times e.g. twice. If they decide to run it twice, then the pot is divided in half and awarded to the winner of each "run". A run, is the rest of the cards still to come - so if you've already seen the flop then this is the turn and river. If ...


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A redraw generally tends to mean that you have the best hand, and you have a draw to another bettwe hand. In Texas Hold 'Em, the best example would be a set on the flop. If you get all-in against a flush draw, even though they have a draw to a better hand (a flush), you have a re-draw to a hand that can beat their draw (a full house). The term is more ...


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The best explanation I found was: Action Only - An all-in wager which is not large enough to re-open the betting for someone who has already acted is referred to as action only (as opposed to a bet, which could be raised by someone who has already acted). It's a little confusing. "Your Action" clearly states it's your turn to do something (bet, ...


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When: There are two players left in the hand No more action is possible because at least one of the players is all in There are more cards to come Before or after hole cards are exposed In a cash game (not usually in a tournament) where this is allowed The two players may: Agree to run the rest of the hand multiple (n) times Mechanics: The cards ...


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There are different terminologies, depending if you play online or not. And there's not one "official" terminology. For example it's not uncommon to read on poker forums "Villain has a PF3B of 9% in late positions" while you're less likely to hear this at a live table. A lot of the current "online" terminology comes from the "trackers" that online players ...


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3-Bet - A raise of a raise (aka. re-raise). The betting order is Bet, Raise, 3-bet. 4-Bet - Any raise above a 3-bet. This includes all 4th, 5th, 6th, etc. bets. BB When talking about bet sizes or win rates, BB refers to Big Bets. A Big Bet is twice the size of the big blind. When talking about position, BB refers to the Big Blind position. Check Raise - ...


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A straddle is when someone takes the option of the big blind by putting in a bigger blind. For example, if we had $1-$2 blinds, the first person after the big blind could "straddle" by putting in a $4 blind. They not only raise the blinds but can take the last to act preflop position, if the straddle is "live".


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Although you are betting chips when you make a raise, it is more common to call any increase of a non-zero bet a "raise," not a "bet." (If you verbalized your action, it would be more felicitous to say "I raise to 25," not "I bet 25.") Note that in some corners of the poker universe, one distinguishes between opens and raises. There, the correct options ...


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There is no good answer. It depends on the poker room's terminology. Sometimes the first bet is called a raise, because the blinds are referred as bets. In other rooms there is always one bet before any raise. For more info about terms, see the WIKI page.


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Here are a few more that other's haven't mentioned yet. Equity: A quantification of the value of a hand in the context of the long-term. For example, if you have a 20% chance to win a $100 pot, your Equity in that pot is $20. You may win or lose more on this specific hand, but if you were to take 20% equity on a $100 pot a million times, your win would ...


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A wet board is a board with many possible straights, flushes, straight and flush draws, and 2 pair hands that make sense. For instance, a board of JcTd8d is very wet - there is a club flush draw, and hands like QJ, JT, T9, 98 are all very strong. Plenty of suited one and two-gappers also have a lot of equity. In contrast, a flop of Ks9d6c is very dry - the ...


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I assume you are interested in texas holdem(Most common type of poker card game) Your selection of learning materials depends on type of game you play(Fixed/No limi cash, Heads up, SNG, MTT) I found nice list of best books. Especially Moshman, Miller, Sklansky are authors who invented a lot of poker terminology. Their explanation of poker decision process ...


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I know this has been answered, but I would like to offer a simple definition. A wet board is one on which a single pair is not a significant favorite against a significant portion of a non-air range. For example, on [Tc 9c 7d] continuing ranges that hit do not contain significant sub-ranges which are huge underdogs to any single-pair hand. This is not true ...


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Say you have two pair on the flop and your opponent has a flush draw. On the turn they hit their flush and you don't improve; you have a redraw to a full house.


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OK, found out! They refer to it as doing a "Gibbons"


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It's best explained using examples: Let's say there are 9 players at the table and the action begins: UTG raises UTG + 1 and UTG + 2 both call UTG + 3 makes a 3-bet Hijack, Cut-Off, Button and the blinds all fold UTG, UTG + 1 and UTG + 2 all call the 3-bet So now, the players in the pot are: UTG, UTG + 1, UTG + 2 and UTG + 3. Because UTG + 3 was the ...


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As alluded to above poker terminology can differ greatly depending on whether you are playing online or live. Regardless, some of the terms and abbreviations can be confusing if you have never heard of them before. For this reason I wanted to create a new website which was both a modern and comprehensive poker dictionary and glossary, as well as provide a ...


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Another useful site to use is http://www.flopturnriver.com/poker-dictionary/ It has around 1220 dictionary entries at the time of writing this.


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One descriptive term is "action", used such as where is the action? The action is at X. Action is at you. Action is at the button. There is no specific descriptive term that is considered standard. Things like its here, its there, its over there, its at the button, up to, or what would you do if it were up to you, are all acceptable descriptive terms. What ...


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The correct term is "turn to act". It is often shortened to "action". "Player X, it's your turn to act". "Action is on Player X".


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I think the answer lies in your own question. It's the players "turn to act"


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Although I don't think these are solely poker terms, "Total Money" is equivalent to Bankroll. "Money Invested" is equivalent to Money at Risk or Current Exposure to Risk. Some useful links to answers from this site on the topic of bankroll are: What is a proper starting bankroll? Tools for Managing Bankroll, Income and Losses


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The big blind has BET. True, t's a FORCED bet that leads to his being called the "blind." (He made his bet without seeing his cards. Actually, the small blind is in for half a bet, so the big blind "raises" the small blind.) If the under the gun playermatches the "blind's" bet, s/he CALLS. If the under the gun player increases the Blind's bet, s/he raises.


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I am not familiar with this name, but in many broadcasts I heard the reporters calling those people "calling stations".


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Running it twice usually happens when one player is all in and there are still some cards that have not been dealt yet. The two players discuss the terms of their agreement and then the rest of the cards are dealt multiple times. The pot is split up according to how many times the cards were run, IE half if running it twice, thirds if running it three ...


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Some books have extensive glossaries. I recommend "Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold 'Em. http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Ken-Warren-Teaches-Texas-Hold-Em-Ken-Warren-2003-Paperback-/2341133 It's quite a good book apart from its glossary.



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