Texas Holdem Dictionary 3

Outs: Those cards that will improve your hand. Also, it is a way of improving your hand. It is used mainly in regards to hand which requires improving to the best hand.

Overcall: Calling a bet after another player has called.

Over card: A card which is higher than the rank of a rival's possible pair.

Over pair: A wired pair that is higher than any card on board.

Pair: Two cards of the same ranking. Two sevens is a pair.

Pass: To check and also to fold.

Pay-off: Calling a bet or a raise when you do not think you have the best hand.

Pay station: A player who calls bets and raises more than is correct. He is also regarded as a calling station. This kind is excellent when you have a legitimate hand, but he is simply unlikely to bluff out of a pot.

Position: The place in the order of betting in which a player is situated. A player in the first position would be the first person to perform; a player in last position would be the last person to perform.

Positive expectation: The amount a wager can be expected to win on average. A play with positive expectation is a play where one wins all the money over a period of time.

Pot: The total sum of money wagered at any moment in a hand. A hand itself is also referred to as a pot. Therefore, three people in the pot means there are three active players playing the hand.

Pot odds: The ratio of the sum of money in the pot to the bet you must call to continue in the hand.

Put someone on a hand: Determining as best you can the hand (or hands) a rival is possibly to have.

Pure nuts: The best possible hand. The pure nut is very common in flop games than in stud games.

Rag: See Blank.

Raise: Betting an additional amount after someone else has bet.

Raiser: A player who raises.

Rake: An amount kept by the casino from each pot, generally not more than $2 or $3.

Represent: Making your rival believe that you have a better hand than you really do.

Re-raise: To raise after a rival has raised.

Reverse implied odds: The percentage of the amount of money present in the pot to the amount of money you will have to call to continue from the present round to the end of the hand.

River: The fifth and last community card, dealt face down, in hold'em games.

Round of betting: The order of betting after one or more cards has been dealt. A round of betting continues till each active player has either folded or called.

Royal flush: An ace-high straight flush. A?K?Q?J?10? is a royal flush.

Running Pair: Fourth and fifth street of the same rank (but of a rank different from any of the other cards on board).

Rush: Several winning hands in a short duration.

Sandbag: Playing weakly with a strong hand. Check-raising or slow- playing with the most likely best hand.

Score: A great win.

Seat charge: In casino or in public card rooms, an hourly charge for playing poker game.

Second pair (third pair): Pairing the second (third) highest card on board.

Semi-bluff: To bet with a hand which you possibly do not believe is the best hand but which has a fair chance of improving to the best hand.

Set: Three-of-a-kind.

Short odds: The odds for an event that has a good chance of occurring.

Short-stacked: To play in a game where only small number of chips are remaining.

Showdown: The giving up of all the active players' cards at the end of the last round of betting seeing who has the best hand.

Side pot: A second pot for the other active players when one player is all-in.

Slow-play: To check or call a rival's bet with a big hand so as to win more money on future rounds of betting.

Starting requirement: The minimum initial hand a player considers he requires continuing in a pot.

Start the action: To make the first bet in a given hand.

Steal: To make your rival fold when you actually do not have the best hand. This term is basically used with respect to stealing the antes - that means, raising on the first round of betting so that everyone else left in the pot folds.

Steam: To play worse because you are emotionally worried - especially playing more pots than you usually would when your hands do not justify it.

Straight: Five cards of mixed suits in order. T"9 8 7"6 is a straight.

Straight flush: Five cards in a same suit in order. T 9 8 7 6 is a straight flush.

Structure: The limits based on the ante, forced bets and subsequent bets and raises in any particular game.

Stuck: To lose money especially a large amount of money, in a given session or in the long run. We can say, "Sammy is stuck $1500 in the game." That means Sammy has lost $1500.

Sucker: A player who is expected to lose money, especially one who is not as good as he thinks.

Suited: Two or more cards of the same suit.

Tell: The behavior a player exhibits that may give away his hand.

Three-of-a-kind: Three cards of the same rank. 7 7"7 is a three -of-a-kind.

Tight: To play few hands than the norm.

Tight game: A game with a small number of players in most pots.

Top pair: Pairing the highest card on board.

trips: Three-of-a-kind.

Turn: The fourth community card on the board.

Two flush: Two cards of the same suit.

Underdog: A hand that does not have the best chance of winning.

Under the gun: The first person to perform on the early round of betting is under the gun. The player to the immediate left of the bettor on the later round of betting is also referred as under the gun.

Up: Hands such as aces up, kings up, and 5s up mean two pair with two aces, two kings or two 5s as highest of the two pair. The rank of the second pair is not significant unless the rival has a top pair of the same rank.

Value: Where a hand is worth in relation of its chances of being the best hand.

Wager: A bet.

Wired pair: A pair in the hole.

World Series of Poker: A series of poker card tournament with buy -ins to the extent of $10000, which is held each spring at the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas annually. The competition is basically located as the world premier competition among the expert poker players in the world.

Worst of it: A situation where a wager will be not profitable over the long period of time.