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Glossary

All in: When all of a player’s money (or chips) on the table is put into pot.

Ante: A token bet required before the start of a hand.

Bet: To voluntarily put money or chips into the pot.

Blind: A forced bet that one or more players must make before any cards are dealt to start the action on the first round of betting.

Bluff: To bet or raise with a hand that is unlikely to be the best hand.

Board: In  Texas hold‘em and similar games, the five cards that are turned face up in the center of the table in seven-card stud and variations thereof, the four cards that are dealt face up to each player.

Bring-in: The forced bet made on the first betting round by the play poker dealt the lowest card showing in seven-card stud and the highest card showing in razz.

Button: In Texas holdem poker and similar games, a small disk that signifies the player in last position when a house dealer is used.

Call: To put into the pot an amount of money equal to an opponent’s bet or raise.

Check: To abstain from betting, but to remain in contention for the pot.

Closed poker: Games in which all of the cards games are dealt face down.

Community cards: In hold‘em and similar games, the cards dealt face up in the center of the table that are shared by all active players.

Door card: In seven-card stud, the first exposed card in a player’s hand.

Drawing dead: Drawing to a hand that cannot possibly win.

Fifth street: In Texas hold’em and similar games, the final round of betting and the fifth community card on board; in seven-card stud and its variations, the fifth card dealt to each player and the third betting round (on the third up card).

Flop: In holdem nolimit the first three community cards, which are turned face up simultaneously and start the second round of betting.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit.

Fourth street: In hold’em, the fourth card on board and the third round of betting; in seven-card stud, the fourth card dealt to each player and the second round of betting (on the second up card).

Implied odds: The amount of money you expect to win if you make your hand versus the amount it will cost you to continue playing.

Kicker: A side card.

Live card: In learn stud games, a card that has not yet been seen and is therefore presumed likely to be still in Play

Loose game: A game with a lot of players in most pots.

Muck: To discard a hand.

Nuts: The best possible hand at any given point.

Open poker: Games where some of the cards are dealt face up.

Over card: In high low poker than the rank of your opponent’s  probable pair in hold ‘em, a card higher than any card on the flop.

Pot: The money or chips placed in the center of the table.

Pot odds: The amount of money in the versus the amount of money it will cost you to continue in the hand.

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

Redraw: A draw to an even better hand when you currently are holding the nuts.

River: In hold’ em, the last round of betting on the fifth-street card; in stud, the last round of betting on the seventh-street card.

Rolled up: In seven-card stud, three of a kind on third street.
 
Rush: Several winning poker in a short period of time.

Scare card: An up card that looks as though it might have made a strong  hand.

Set: Three of a kind.

Seventh street : The final betting round on the last card in seven-card stud.

Sixth street: In seven-card stud, the fourth-round of betting on the sixth card.

Straight: Five cards of mixed suits in sequence.

Suited: Cards of the same suit, used to describe two-card combinations in hold'em or the first three card in seven-card stud.

Third street: In seven-card stud, the first round of betting on the first three cards.

Three flush : In seven-card stud, the first round of betting on the first three cards.

Three flush: In seven-card  stud, a starting hand consisting of three suited cards.

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

Top pair : In holdem, pairing the highest card on board.

Trips: Three of a kind.

Turn: In hold’ em, the fourth-street card.