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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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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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