Poker jargon – O
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offsuit Cards that are not of the same suit. The ace of clubs and the king of spades are called ace-king offsuit open To bet first. open ended, open ended straight draw An outside straight draw. Also “two-way straight draw”. … Read More

Calcutta Auction
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A Calcutta Auction is an open auction held in conjunction with a golf tournament, horse race, or similar contest with multiple entrants. It is popular in Backgammon and is currently enjoying rising popularity for NCAA Basketball pools during March Madness.Bidding … Read More

History of tennis
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Tennis has a long history (deriving from the ‘jeu de paume’), but its establishment as the modern sport can be dated to two separate roots. In 1856, Alex Ryden, a solicitor, and his friend Batista Pereira, a Spanish merchant, who … Read More

Poker betting
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Players in a poker game act in turn, in clockwise rotation (acting out of turn is a breach of etiquette and can negatively affect other players). When it is a player’s turn to act, the first verbal declaration or action … Read More