Texas Holdem Dictionary 2

Fill: Drawing a card that makes a hand. For instance, to fill a flush is to draw a fifth card of that suit.

Fill up: To make a full house.

Flat call: To call a bet without a raise.

Flop: The first three community cards, which are dealt simultaneously. The word is also used as a verb. For example, to flop a set is to make three-of-a-kind on the flop.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit.

Fold: To come out of the pot rather than call a bet or raise.

Four-flush: Four cards to a flush.

four of a kind: Four cards of the same ranking. Four jacks is four-of- a-kind.

Fourth street: The fourth community card dealt on board.

Free card: A card that a player gets without calling a bet.

Free roll: A situation where two players have the same hand but one of them has a chance to make a better hand.

Full house: Three cards of one rank and two of another. A?A?A?9?9? is a full house.

Giving a hand away: Playing your hand in such a manner that the rival comes to know what you have.

Good game: The game where there are enough players worse than you for you to be a big favorite.

Gut shot: A draw to an inside straight. It is also known as belly buster.

Heads-up: Playing against one rival.

Hourly rate: The player who expect to win the amount of money per hour on average.

Implied odds: The proportion of the total amount of money you desire to win if you make your hand to the bet you must now call to continue in the hand.

Inside straight: A straight which is made only with a card of one rank, usually somewhere in the middle of the straight. When you hold ten-nine-seven-six, then only an eight will make you a straight. Hence, you are drawing to an inside straight, or you have an inside-straight draw. Ace-king-queen-jack is also an inside straight draw.

Kicker: A side card.

Late position: A position on a round of betting in which you perform after all the players in the game have performed.

Legitimate hand: A hand with a value but not the bluffing hand.

Limit: The amount a player may bet or raise on any round of betting.

Limp in: Calling a bet instead of a raise. (This is used generally on the first round of betting.)

Live one: A timid, loose and weak player who tends to loose more money from the pot.

Lock: A cinch hand. A hand that cannot lose.

Long shot: A poker hand that has less chance of being made.

Loose: To play more hands than the norm.

Loose game: A game with more players in most pots.

Mathematical expectation: The mathematical calculation of a bet expected either to win or lose on average.

Middle pair: Pairing the second highest card on board.

Middle position: A position on a round of betting somewhere in the middle. In a ten-handed game middle position usually refers to those players four or five seats to the left of the big blind.

Muck: To discard a hand; a pile of discards in front of the dealer.

Multi-way pot: A pot where there are more than two players in it.

Negative expectation: The amount a wager can be expected to lose on average. A play with negative expectation is a play where one loses all the money over the long period of time.

Nuts: The best possible hand in any given situation in the pot.

Odds: The chances, described mathematically, that an event will happen. Even in term of pot odds, the ratio of the size of the pot to the amount of the bet you must call to continue.
Off-suit: Not of the same suit.

On the come: To play a hand that has not still been made. For example: if you bet with four cards to a flush, you are betting on the come.

On tilt: To play worse than the normal because, for any of the reason, you have become emotionally upset.

Open-ended straight: Four cards to a straight that can be made with two different rank cards. Hence, nine-eight-seven-six is an open-ended straight that can be made either with a five or a ten. Jack-nine-eight-seven-five is also an open-ended straight where a six or a ten can make the hand. The latter hand is also known as a double belly buster.

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