Poker jargon – G
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garbage The “muck”. A worthless hand. going south To sneak a portion of your chips from the table while the game is underway. Normally prohibited in public card rooms. grinder A player who earns a living by making small profits … Read More

Anaconda Poker
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Anaconda is a variety of the card game Poker, also called “Pass The Trash Poker.” Simple Play This version of the game is also called “3-2-1 Anaconda” or “3-2-1 Left.” Each player is dealt 6 cards. They then each select … Read More

Poker 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.Alternatively, … Read More

Poker jargon – F
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family pot A deal in which every (or almost every) seated player called the first opening bet. fast Aggressive play. I was afraid of too many chasers, so I played my trips fast. feeder In a casino setting, a second … Read More

Blind man’s bluff poker
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Blind man’s bluff is a version of poker which is unconventional in that each person sees the cards of all players except his own.The standard version (also called Indian poker) is simply high card. Each player is dealt one card … Read More

Poker jargon – E
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equity One’s mathematical expected value from the current deal, calculated by multiplying the amount of money in the pot by one’s probability of winning. For example, if the pot currently contains $100, and you estimate that you have a one … Read More

Texas hold ’em terminology and strategy
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Starting hand terminology and notation There are (52 × 51)/2 = 1,326 distinct possible combinations of two hole cards from a standard 52-card deck. However, since suits are only relevant for flushes, many of these hands are indistinguishable from the … Read More

World Poker Tour
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World Poker Tour Sport Texas Hold ’em Founded 2002 Commissioner Steven Lipscomb Motto “May all your cards be live, and your pots be monsters” (Unofficial) No. of teams No officially recognized teams Country(ies) United States (Founded) Most recent champion(s) David … Read More

Poker jargon – D
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dark Describing an action taken before receiving information to which the player would normally be entitled. I’m drawing three, and I check in the dark. Compare to “blind”. dead blind A blind that is not “live”, in that the player … Read More

Texas hold ’em rules
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The descriptions below assume a familiarity with the general game play of poker, and with poker hands. Objective Like most variants of poker, the objective of Texas hold ’em is to win pots, where a pot is the sum of … Read More

World Backgammon Champions
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* 1967—Tim Holland, United States * 1968—Tim Holland, United States * 1969— no championships held * 1970— no championships held * 1971—Tim Holland, United States * 1972—Oswald Jacoby, United States * 1973—Carol Crawford, United States (first female champion) * 1974—Claude … Read More

Poker jargon – C
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calling station A weak player who frequently checks and calls, but rarely raises. cap A limit on the number of raises allowed in a betting round. Typically three or four (in addition the opening bet). In most casinos, the cap … Read More

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