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
It's a little confusing. "Your Action" clearly states it's your turn to do something (bet, ...
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 flush sounds a lot cooler than, I got an ace-high straight flush. It feels more prestigious.
I also don't find it confusing, and if it is, it's a quick ...
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" and the 9 and 10 would be "4 across."
In the clip you linked in your edit (which was very helpful for reminding me of the answer, thanks!) they were both excited ...
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.
Putting any money in whatsoever constitutes "playing" the hand in this context.
If you call a blind, bet, or raise, you are playing the hand.
If you fold, you are not playing the hand.
If you are the big blind and there are no bets, raises, straddles, or other additions of money beyond the blinds -- so you do not have to add any money to see the flop -- you ...
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 checked, then called) or "CCF" (called twice and finally folded).
X = Check
C = Call
B = Bet
R = Raise
F = Fold
"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 pair with a Jack.
Any straight draw (Any Queen, any 8, or K and 7)
Pocket Queens or Pocket eights (interesting straight draws)
All the above hands might suck out ...
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 not a winning strategy.
That is a very wet board that is very likely to have draws.
Need to raise to not give draws odds to continue
Raise to find out ...
It's best explained using examples:
Let's say there are 9 players at the table and the action begins:
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 last ...
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 order to play him. The nosebleed players often spend a lot of time sitting at empty HS tables waiting for someone to play that at the stakes they want.
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 percentages. The accepted values for a decenet player vary depending on table size, game mode... so it's hard to set a general rule without further details
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 may not include the discards and or the burn cards.
For instance, in seven card stud, if there are 7 players who stay to the river, there will not be enough ...
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 your hand becomes more obvious.
I can't imagine any benefit coming from doing that unless you automatically salivate when you have AA, and are trying to keep ...
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 the table. For other types of games like draw and stud based games, this is entirely possible however unlikely. Stud games have a maximum table size of 8 (i ...
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. You need to set traps for him and try not to fall in his traps. It is very similar to chess actually or very popular online multiplayer games, judging by the ...
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 judgment of his skill as a player. He may also consider it an attempt by Ben to waste his money on blinds and antes in a game that neither should be favoured in.
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 to a pair of kings then you have 5 outs.
If you are in the pot with T 7 then no reason to put your opponent on KK or TT as if so you should not even be in ...
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 primarily because people like the sound of it. I've been playing poker for sixty years now and never have I gotten used to this anomaly. We don't name a "four ace" ...
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.
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
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.