Questions tagged [terminology]

The study of words or phrases that have specific and established meanings in the context of poker.

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Is there a term for raising in Hold’em while only looking at one of the hole cards?

Is there a term for raising while purposely only knowing one of your hole cards, not both? Are there any notable players known to look at only one of their cards?
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Is there a term for too many players for a single deck?

I realized that if there were 9 players, that would leave the deck with 7 cards after first deal, and then it wouldn't work to swap out cards for players without difficulty. Is there a term for this ...
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Poker software terms [duplicate]

I have just downloaded Poker Copilot to track my poker play, But I am unable to understand the terms mentioned in it while playing. For example, what do VPIP, PFR and AFQ mean? How do I analyse them? ...
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Why do people say Poker is a game of skill? [duplicate]

Would it not be better to say that Career poker is about skill instead of Poker is about skill because poker itself, that one game you play on one table against a bunch of people, is almost ...
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What is “sit” a table

Regarding this feud going on between Doug Polk and Ben Tollerene. Polk goes on about "how rude it for Ben to sit him at CAPNL". This is online. I take it sit just means take an open seat at a ...
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How many outs do I have with T7 on a KT3 flop?

If I have T7 and the flop is T 3 K, how many outs would I have? Would it be 2 out (2xT), or 5 outs (2xT, 3x7), or some other number?
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What do these action abbreviations mean?

I'm looking at some hands on Poker Tracker. What are the meanings of the following values in the "PF Act", "F Act", "T Act", "R Act" columns? C B XC F R CCF RF
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What is meant by “protecting” your hand and when do you want to try to do it?

In this hand there are three players to the flop. The flop is 9♥ J♥ T♦ and the player in position hits a set and raises the middle player. The commentator has this to say about ...
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Why is Royal Flush listed separately from Straight Flush?

Many sources (including VNH Poker, pokerstars.com, and cardplayer.com) explicitly list Royal Flush as the highest poker hand. This seems unnecessary - it's the highest hand anyway as the highest ...
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What does “across” mean in poker?

I've been watching some episodes of Poker After Dark and heard the players use the term "across" in a sentence such as "I had 4 across". (or "a cross" perhaps?) What does it mean? I'm thinking it ...
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Term for when all players go all-in and show hands

Is there a term for when all players—or all but one player—have gone all in, and all hole cards are revealed before the remaining cards are dealt? I don't mean all players at the table ...
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Whose turn is it?

Is there a specific term for the player whose turn it is to act? I though it was UTG but found out UTG means something entirely else. So, is there a specific poker term for whomever is currently "...
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Total Money vs Money Invested In Current Game

What are the correct poker terms for total money that you have, combining all the money from all the tables plus any and all money you don't have invested on any table money invested on current table(...
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What, exactly, does it mean to play a hand?

Various online poker guides (for example, this one) talk about which preflop hands you should or shouldn't play from a given position, and all say basically the same thing. Basically, they group ...
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Is This a Bet or a Raise?

Assuming more than 3 players at the table in no limit game. SB and BB just places blinds. Next to act is UTG1. Which of the following options is terminologically correct? Call, Bet, Allin, Fold ...
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Name for limpers that call a pre-flop raise?

I've been watching some videos over at pokerstars.tv and the commentators have a name for limpers that call a later pre-flop raise. I think it was the name of the first (american?) tournament player ...
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Definition of “lead”

According to Wikipedia lead is defined as The player who makes the last bet or raise in a round of betting is said to have the lead at the start of the next round. Can also be used as a verb ...
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Why is the term “action only” called “action only”?

This is the definition of action only from Pokernews.com: In many card rooms, with respect to an all-in bet, only a full bet is considered a legitimate wager, in terms of whether this constitutes a ...
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What's the best book to read to understand this site?

I've always been a decent poker player. I typically win and understand probabilities and money management from life experience and trading. I'm an engineer, so I naturally approach things with a ...
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What does 'freerolling' mean?

I was reading the most common freerolling situations in holdem, but I have no idea what is being asked. What is Freerolling? Google wasn't any help (hit too many free rolls vs. freerolling), and we ...
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What is the definition of a “redraw”?

Very simple question... When people talk about outs and card odds they often will something to the like of, "i have about 4 outs not counting redraws" - what defines a redraw? If it matters, I am ...
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What does “run it twice” mean?

This question mentions "running it twice" - I can infer the basics, but can someone define exactly what this means, and how (and why) it happens?
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What is a straddle bet?

I've seen this term used in various questions, but have no idea what it means, so could someone please define or explain it for me please?
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What is a 'wet board'?

What is a 'Wet board'? First time I saw it was on this SE thread and it's not in the terminology thread either.
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Is there a comprehensive source for poker terminology?

I've been playing for years at small cash games and in casinos, but not online. Yet I'm seeing a fair amount of terminology and abbreviations I haven't seen before. While "Hero" and "Villain" are ...