Texas Holdem – Learn Professional Poker Terms
Poker is one of the most popular table games in the world and Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular variations. In the last few years, poker games have increased in popularity and people who had never experienced playing poker before found themselves playing the game and enjoying it. Well, the next step to enjoying poker is knowing what you’re doing and what you’re saying. Here are some of the most interesting poker terms out there: Baby: a low-ranked card that is also referred to as a “spoke when between ace and five Berry patch: a game filled with unskilled players Bone: a chip of small denomination Cheese: a poor hand Dirty stack: a stack of chips that has a chip of the wrong denomination mixed in Dog: the underdog in a poker game Donk or donkey: Epithet for an inexperienced, unskilled or foolish poker player Down to the felt: all in or having lost all of one’s money Family pot: a deal in which every seated player calls the opening bet Float: to call a bet with an inferior hand, intending to bluff during a later betting round Grinder: a player who earns a living making small profits over a long period of time Hammer: to bet and raise aggressively Here kitty kitty: a small bet made with a powerful hand intended to get a call from opponents who would fold to a normal sized bet Hit and run: to play for a short time, win and leave Hollywood: overacting to deceive opponents Horse: a player backed financially by another Jack it up: another term for raising Jam: to open or raise the maximum amount allowed Loose cannon: a player who is not afraid to put money in the pot and gambles a lot Paint: the face cards in a deck or in Texas Hold’em, a flop can be called “all paint” Push: to put yourself all in Rabbit hunt: to reveal the last card that would have come up in a community card game with a fixed number of cards when the hand has ended Rags: worthless cards Ram and jam: to aggressively bet, raise and reraise Rock: a tight player Rush: a number of wins in a row Slow roll: to delay showing a hand at showdown, forcing other players to expose first Speeding: to play very loose with no obvious pattern or strategy Splash the pot: throwing chips into the pot and confusing opponents and dealers about the amount Steam: to play recklessly when frustrated Stuck: having lost money Throwing a party: a player who is playing like a fool and throwing their money away is described this way Wash: to mix the deck by spreading cards face down on the table and mixing them around To learn more poker jargon, visit http://www.wikipedia.org.
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