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Why is Royal Flush listed separately from Straight Flush?

I don't believe it has any historical background other than this is how the rules go. A royal flush is the highest hand possible and is given a unique name as something to achieve. I got a royal ...
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What does "across" mean in poker?

In "n across," n refers to the number of pips on one side of the card for cards that have more than one column of pips. So, the 4 and 5 would be "2 across" cards; the 6, 7 and 8 would be "3 across" ...
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What do they call the players stacks of chips? Like his bank or somethin'

You literally said it in your question :). It's most often referred to as their stack. Many will also just simply refer to them as their chips either.
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What do these action abbreviations mean?

Each character stands for a single action. You can have more than one action for a single betting round, when someone bets or raises after you. These actions are combined into for example "XC" (first ...
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What is meant by "protecting" your hand and when do you want to try to do it?

"Protecting their hand" means when a player is trying to deny another player the proper odds for catching up in the hand. In other words, they would be making a mathematical mistake by calling.
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What is meant by "protecting" your hand and when do you want to try to do it?

"there is a decent chance they are already behind" Is there really? Let's break it down and see. Provided we have T♠T♣ and the flop is 9♥ J♥ T♦. Our opponents might have: Any two hearts. Any Two ...
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What is meant by "protecting" your hand and when do you want to try to do it?

Yes the board could have a made hand that has hero beat. That board also could have draws that a made hand should chase off. Are you going to shut down with a set? Giving up a set on the flop is ...
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What is "sit" a table

Yes, to "sit" someone is to join a table they are at in order to play them. Also, "CAPNL" is cap no limit. When Doug says "you sat me at 500/1k cap", he simply means Ben joined a table he was at in ...
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Poker software terms

VPIP stands for "voluntary put in pot" PFR stands for "pre-flop raising" AFq is the agression factor (number of times you raise vs number of times you call) All three are probably expressed as ...
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What does "GG GL" means, and how can I use it?

I find it is often used in online poker games as an underhanded insult rather than a realistic expression of friendship.
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What does "GG GL" means, and how can I use it?

It's not just used in poker, but it means "good game, good luck"
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Is there a term for too many players for a single deck?

Professional casino vocabulary: Depending on the game, there can be a community card. The community card is dealt from the stub. The stub are the remaining cards left in the dealers hand, which may or ...
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Is there a term for too many players for a single deck?

Interesting question, I never thought about this situation. It depends on what type of game is being played. In NLHE (no limit hold-em) and PLO(pot limit omaha) this is impossible with 10 players at ...
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Is there a term for raising in Hold’em while only looking at one of the hole cards?

I think Doyle Brunson did it once on video, definitely not his standard practice. Possible if youre SB/flatting or Button/raising any Ace, but if people notice you've only looked at one card, then ...
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Why do people say Poker is a game of skill?

Well, yes and no. Poker is in fact a game of skill, mainly you get money by outplaying/outwitting your opponent. It is like a mental battle. You need to reveal his strategy before he reveals yours. ...
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What is "sit" a table

You have it right in the OP. As to why Doug is annoyed? He likely believes there to be an unspoken agreement between regulars to not play each other and perhaps feels that by sitting him it's a ...
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How many outs do I have with T7 on a KT3 flop?

Board K T 3 You have T 7 Some people call an out a card to improve and others a card to improve and likely be ahead. Middle pair is likely ahead and you don't need any outs. If you are behind ...
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Why is Royal Flush listed separately from Straight Flush?

Naming a Royal Flush is an anachronism that really doesn't follow the rest of the ranking rules for poker hands. It is a redundancy that has somehow crept into poker parlance and it remains there ...
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Whose turn is it?

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. ...
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What is a straddle bet?

A straddle is an extra blind. It is typically double the previous big blind (some games may allow other amounts, especially at no-limit), and becomes the new big blind amount. Generally this is done ...

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