Glosarium Poker

All In: This means to run out of chips or cash before the hand is over as you are calling or betting.

Backdoor: This means drawing cards on both the turn and the river that gives you a drawing hand. This is also known as a runner.

Button: this is an acrylic disc that signifies the dealer of a hand.

Buy: This term means to bluff your way into winning the hand.

Check: Check means to not place a bet. Check is also another word for a poker chip.

Cripple: This term means that you have disabled the deck. For example you have pocket queens and the other two queens flop then the deck is crippled.

Dog: Dog means that you or another player is the underdog.

Fast: As in playing fast or aggressively by betting and raising as much as possible.

Fold: This means to quit the hand or forfeit the hand. Also known as laying down or throwing a hand.

Gutshot Straight: Also known as filling an inside straight.

Hit: This takes place on the flop in hold em poker and means that some of these cards help your hand.

Kicker: This is a card that is unpaired and decides the better of two hands that are approximately equivalent.di

Muck: This refers to the cards that have been folded by players or are burned by the dealer.

Nuts: This refers to the best hand possible pertaining to the board.

Pocket: The cards dealt to you face down in hold em poker.

Quads: this means a hand containing four cards of a kind.

River: This is the fifth and last card dealt in a hold em poker hand and is dealt face up. This is also called fifth street.

Set: A set is three cards of a kind when you have two of the same in your own hand.

Tell: This is clue a player does that tells you whether they are holding a good or bad hand.

Toke: A toke represents a small tip that is given to the dealer by a pot winner.

These are just a few of the terms and phrases that are used in the game of poker but there are many others as well. This will give you a start on learning the most common words in poker lingo and you should take the time to learn the rest of them to.

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