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

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

Poker jargon – U
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under the gun The playing position to the direct left of the blinds in Texas hold ’em or Omaha . The player who is under the gun must act first on the first round of betting. underfull In a community … Read More

Poker jargon – T
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third man walking A player who gets up from his seat in a cash game, after two other players are already away from the table, is referred to as the “third man walking”. In a casino with a “third man … Read More

Poker jargon – S
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satellite A tournament in which the prize is a free entrance to another (larger) tournament. scare card A card that comes that may have improved an opponent’s hand. The Jack of spades on the turn was a scare card because … Read More

Poker jargon – R
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rabbit hunt After a hand is over, a rabbit hunt means to reveal the last card that would have come up in a community card game with a fixed number of cards. Such activity is usually prohibited in casinos. rack … Read More

Poker jargon – Q
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quarter To win a quarter of a pot, usually by tying the low or high hand of a high-low split game. Generally, this is an unwanted outcome, as it seldom wins enough money to cover the amount bet during the … Read More

Poker jargon – P
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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. … Read More

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

Roll your own
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Roll your own is poker jargon used for a particular ruleset in certain poker variants, particularly in stud poker.In traditional stud poker games, cards are simply dealt to each player, either face up or face down according to the rules … Read More

Poker jargon – M
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M-ratio In no-limit or pot limit games the ratio of stack to the blinds and/or antes. For example 8-way in a no limit game hold’em game with blinds of $50/$100 and an ante of $10 a stack of $23,000 has … Read More

Poker jargon – K
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keep (a bettor) honest To call a final bet while not expecting to win, for the primary purpose of discouraging future bluffs. kitty A pool of money built by collecting small amounts from certain pots, often used to buy refreshments, … Read More

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