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Poker jargon – P

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Jack

paint
The face cards, Jacks, Queens, and Kings, in a deck. In Texas hold’em, a flop can be said to be “all paint” if it consists of only these cards.
passive
A style of play characterized by checking and calling.
pat
Already complete. A hand is a pat hand when, say, a straight comes on the first five cards in Texas hold’em.
pick-up
When the house picks up cash from the dealer after a player buys chips.
pigeon
A bad player. Also “donkey”, “fish”.
play twice
See “deal twice”.
pocket pair
In community card poker or stud poker, when two of a player’s private cards make a pair. Also “wired pair”.
poker face
A blank face that does not reveal anything about the cards being held. Often used metaphorically outside the world of poker.
position bet
A bet that is made more due to the strength of the bettor’s position than the strength of the bettor’s cards.
post
To make the required small or big blind bet in Texas Hold ’em or other games played with blinds rather than antes
post dead
To post a bet amount equal to the small and the big blind combined (the amount of the large blind playing as a live blind, and the amount of the small blind as dead money). In games played with blinds, a player who steps away from the table and misses his turn for the blinds must either post dead or wait for the big blind to re-enter the game. Compare to “dead blind”.
probe bet
A bet after the flop by a player who did not take the lead in betting before the flop (and when the player that did take the lead in betting before the flop declined to act). Compare to “continuation bet”.
proposition player, prop
A player that gets paid an hourly rate to start poker games or to help them stay active. Prop players play with their own money, which distinguishes them from shills, who play with the casino’s money.
push
To put yourself all-in.

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