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Ajax = Ace and Jack in the hole
All-In = when you have bet or called all the chips you have
American Airlines = A pair of Aces in the hole
Ante = Money placed in the pot before the cards are dealt
Big Slick = Pocket Ace King
Blind = an initial forced bet that is put out before the cards are dealt.
Blind Raise = Raise without looking at your hand
Bluff = to bet with a hand you are sure to loose with if you are called
Boat = Full House
Bottom Pair = using the lowest card on the board to make a pair with a card in your hand
Burn = To discard the top card of the deck. This is done to prevent anyone from being
able to determine the next card.
Button = round plastic disc with "dealer" on it. It moves around the table with each deal to indicate who is in the dealers position
Call = Matching a bet
Check = If no one else has bet, you have the option of betting or checking
Check Raise = a form of slow playing. Checking with the intent to raise if another player bets.
Community Cards = Also called the flop. The first 3 of the community cards that make up the board
Cowboys = kings
Dead Mans Hand = Two pair, Aces and Eights. Wild Bill Hickok was mudered while holding this hand
Dolly Parton = 9 and 5 hole cards
Doyle Brunson = 10-2 hole cards.
Doyle Brunson won the WSOP with this hand
Ducks = twos
Fifth Street = Also called "The River". In flop games, this represents the fifth community card on the table and the final round of betting
Fish = a bad player who can be counted on to loose money
Flop = Also called the community cards. The first 3 of the community cards that make up the board
Flush Draw =
When a player has four cards of the same suit and is hoping to draw a fifth to make a flush
Fold = To throw away your hand when its your turn to act
Fourth Street = Also called "The Turn". In flop games, it is the fourth community card dealt and represents the third round of betting.
Heinz = 5 and 7 in the hole
Hole Cards = Also called Pocket. Your 2 cards dealt down.
Jackson Five = Pocket Jack and 5
Kicker = The highest unpaired card in your hand
Kojack = Pocket King and Jack
Ladies = Queens
Limp In =
To enter the pot by calling rather than raising
Muck = to put your cards face down in the discard pile (rather than showing)
Nuts = the best possible hand given the cards on the board
Offsuit = cards of a different suite
Open Ended Straight =
4 consecutive cards where 1 additional (consecutive) card is needed at either end to make a straight
The number of cards left in the deck that will improve your hand
Overcard = A hole card higher than the highest card on the board
Overpair = a pocket pair that is higher than any card on the board
Pocket = your 2 card hand dealt down. Also called the hole.
Pocket Rockets = a pair of aces in the pocket.
Position = your order in the betting process Pot
Rake = money taken out of the pot by the house dealer
Ring Game = a regular game as opposed to a tournament
Rounders - Players who play for a living making the "rounds" of card halls and poker rooms. Also the name of a famous poker movie.
Satellite = a mini-tournament to gain an entry into a larger tournament.
Set = 3 of a kind when you have 2 of the cards in your pocket and 1 on the board
Tell = an involuntary action that gives other players a clue as to what you hold
Tilt = a behavior where you are playing badly, normally the result of loosing.
Top Pair = using the highest card on the board to make a pair with a card in your hand
Trips = 3 of a kind
Underpair = a pocket pair lower in rank than the highest card on the board
WPT = World Poker Tour
WSOP = World Series of Poker
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