Texas hold ’em

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Texas hold ’em (also hold’em, holdem) is the most popular of the community card poker games. It is also the most popular poker variant played in most casinos in the United States. Its no-limit betting form is used in the … Read More

Stud poker

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Stud poker is any of a number of poker variants in which each player receives a mix of face-down and face-up cards dealt in multiple betting rounds. Stud games are also typically non-positional games, meaning that the player who bets … Read More

Draw poker

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Draw poker is any poker variant in which each player is dealt a complete hand before the first betting round, and then develops the hand for later rounds by replacing cards. The descriptions below assume that you are familiar with … Read More

Satellite tournaments

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A satellite tournament is either a minor tournament or event on a competitive sporting tour or one of a group of such tournaments that form a series played in the same country or region. The term is most commonly used … Read More

Poker jargon – B

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baby A low-ranked card, usually used in lowball games. Also “spoke” when between ace and five. backdoor A draw requiring two or more rounds to fill. For example, catching two consecutive cards in two rounds of seven-card stud or Texas … Read More

Poker jargon – A

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A-B-C, A-B-C-D A sequence of the lowest cards in a lowball game. For example, the hand 8-6-3-2-A might be called an eight-six-a-b-c. Uncreative or predictable play. He’s an a-b-c player. ace-to-five, ace-to-six Methods of evaluating low hands. Aces Full A … Read More

Online poker

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HTML clipboardOnline poker is the game of poker played over the Internet. It has been partly responsible for a dramatic increase in the number of poker players worldwide. For the year of 2005, revenues from online poker were estimated at … Read More

Poker variants

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The card game of poker has many variations, most of them created in the United States in the mid-1900s. The standard order of play applies to most of these games, but to fully specify a poker game requires details about … Read More

Poker tournaments

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A poker tournament is a tournament at which the winners are decided by playing poker, usually a particular style of poker. Contrast this to a ring game, where the game is ongoing with no formal structure to determine a single … Read More

Pocket Aces

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Pocket Aces refers to a starting poker hand that contains two Aces. The most common context is a game of Texas Hold’em. Other names for Ace-Ace include American Airlines, bullets, and rockets. In a conventional game of hold’em, Ace-Ace is … Read More

Nut hand

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In poker, the nut hand, or just the nuts, is the strongest hand possible in any particular situation. The term applies mostly to community card poker games to mean the individual holding that makes the strongest hand possible with the … Read More

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