Poker Terms

by Ali on August 10th, 2013

Poker is a prominent game that has a fan base of millions and millions of aggressive players throughout the globe. The game involves players looking at their personal cards in advance of attempting to determine what cards the other players might have. The various versions of poker games are Holdem, Seven Card Stud, Omaha Poker, the Hi/Lo variation, Five Card Stud, and Five Card Draw. There are poker websites that deliver info about the different words employed in the game. These words are quite complicated and usually take gamblers quite a while to learn. Nonetheless, knowing these words is awfully important, as gamblers have to employ them repeatedly while playing in a poker game, it does not matter if they are fledgling or champions.

The phrase ‘aces up’ refers to a pair of aces and one more pair. ‘Active player’ almost always refers to a player who is still very much involved in a hand. ‘All blue and all Pink’ alludes to a player has a hand made up of all diamonds, spades, hearts, or clubs. ‘Blank card’ references a card that has little value in the hand. The phrase, ‘deal’ references the action of distributing cards to players or maintaining the cards on the boards. This term applies to the entire activity from mixing the cards to giving out the cards and until the pot has been won, thus ending that deal.

Other familiar words used in the game of poker are discard, drawing dead, flop, Fourth Street, kicker, lock up, loose game, and muck. It is imperative to reference a comprehensive catalogue of poker words while picking up the game. There are poker sites that are especially dedicated to delivering details about commonly employed poker phrases. They have a separate section wherein the definitions of these terms are listed along with an explanation of the appropriate situation to employ these words.

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