Omaha hold ’em

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Omaha hold ’em (or Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game (“flop game”) similar to Texas hold ’em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his best hand using exactly two of them, … Read More

All-in situations

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All-in before the deal If a player does not have sufficient money to cover the ante and blinds due, that player is automatically all-in for the coming hand. Any money the player holds must be applied to the ante first, … Read More

Poker “home” games

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Although some of these games (notably Chowaha and Tic tac toe) have been played in formal casino settings, they are generally better suited to less serious low-stakes home games. They also lend themselves to ad-hoc variation, since the games themselves … Read More

All in

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When a player is faced with a current bet amount that he has insufficient remaining stake to call and he wishes to call (he may of course fold without the need of special rules), he bets the remainder of his … Read More

Manila poker

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One of the most popular games in Australian casinos is a Texas hold ’em variant called “Manila” (also called “Seven-up” in some places). It is played with a Stripped deck in which all cards below the rank of 7 are … Read More

Poker table stakes rules

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All casinos and many home games play poker by what are called table stakes rules, which state that each player starts each deal with a certain stake, and plays that deal with that stake. A player may not remove money … Read More

Pineapple – Crazy Pineapple – Tahoe hold ’em

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Pineapple hold ’em exists halfway between Texas hold ’em and Omaha hold ’em. Players are initially dealt three cards. Each player then discards one of the three cards, and the game proceeds exactly as in Texas hold ’em. In Crazy … Read More

Bad beat

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In poker, a bad beat occurs when a hand, which was at one time a big favourite to win, loses. Typically the term is only applied in this way when the player holding the eventual winning hand misplayed it spectacularly. … Read More

Chinese poker

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Chinese poker is a card game that has been played in the Asian community for many years. It has begun to gain popularity in the broader world of game players because it has all the features of a good gambling … Read More

Poker jargon – W

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wash To mix the deck by spreading the cards face down on the table and mixing them up. A dealer may wash the deck before shuffling. weak ace An ace with a low kicker (e.g. four). Also “small ace,” “soft … Read More

Chicago poker

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The poker game called Chicago is one of the most popular card games in Sweden today. Relying on the keeping of score instead of the placing of bets, it is suitable even for environments such as schools, where gambling is … Read More

Poker jargon – V

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vig, vigorish The rake. vnh Abbreviation for “very nice hand”, used in online poker chat.

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