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Aggressive


A player that raises and Bets often, trying to buy pots and intimidate players.

Bad beat


When a player with a weaker hand, hits a fluke card to beat a far superior hand.

Bluff


A bet or raise by a player holding nothing, to make his opponent/s think he's holding a good hand.

Boat


Full Boat (Full house)

Capped


When the betting has a maximum number times players can bet. Usually 3 after the initial raise.

Fish


A poor poker player, who throws its money away at the tables.

Free card


When a player sees the next card without paying a bet to do so.

Gut-shot draw


When a player needs an exact card in order to make a straight.

Loose


A player who plays many hands, and isn't frightened of throwing money away.

Open-ended straight


When a player needs either of two cards in order to make a straight, such as an 7-8-9-10.

Outs


The number of cards you can catch that will make your hand into a winner.

Passive


A player who bets and raises infrequently.

Pay off


Calling a bet when you think you are unlikely to have the best hand, but have a chance to catch a bluff.

Quads


Four of a kind.

Sandbag


To check and then raise a bet from a later position.

Shark


A good strong player taking a lot of money from poorer players.

Slow-playing


Playing meekly with a hand on one betting round in order to allow players to make second-best hands so that you can win more from them on later betting rounds.

Tight


Players who fold most of their hands and wait for premium cards to get involved in a pot, and will fold if the action indicates they are beaten.

Tilt


When a player is not playing his best game because of factors such as desperation to get even, or suffering a bad beat, where the players mind gets in the way of his game.

Trips


Three of a kind.

Wired


Starting with a pair in the hole in stud or hold 'em. Three of a kind in 7-stud is also known as 'wired trips'.

Hold'em slang



Bullets


Two Aces in the hole. Also called Pocket Rockets and American Airlines

Big slick


A-K offsuit.

Cowboys


Two kings in the hole.

Doyle Brunson


T-2. Doyle won two world championships with this hand.

Fifth street


The river card (fifth community card on board)

Fourth street


The turn card (fourth community card on board)

Nuts


The best possible hand given the five community cards on board. If the board includes a 10 - Jack - Queen - King - 6 of four different suits, the "nuts" is an Ace-high straight, and any player with an Ace in his hand has the nuts. If the board is King - 7 - 7 - 7 - 3, the nuts is four 7s, and a player who has the remaining 7 will win the pot. Also used in combination with hand rankings: "nut straight", "nut flush", etc. all refer to the best possible straight or flush.

Overpair


Pocket pair higher than all the community cards. In example a Q-Q on a J-7-4 flop is an overpair.

Set


When a player has a pair in the hole and a third card of the same rank appears on the board, giving him three of a kind, he has a "set". If the third card comes on the flop, he is said to have "flopped a set."

Top pair


When a card in your hand pairs the top card on board.

Turn


The fourth community card.
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