Poker Dictionary and Tips
- 1 Advantages of online poker
- 2 Best Bookmakers
- 3 Poker Dictionary
- 4 Poker Tips
In this section we offer a complete dictionary of terms used in poker tables and books and some tips.
Some of them are quite curious and not too complex. If you've read in a book, website or poker room chat an expression that you're not familiar with, this is the ideal place to find answers to your questions.
Advantages of online poker
Not everyone who likes to play poker is lucky enough to live near a casino that organizes matches or tournaments.
And some are not content with weekly meetings with friends. In this case, the Internet gives us the opportunity to sit in front of the computer and play whenever we want.
Online poker offers beginner players the possibility to train and practice until they gain confidence and decide to play for real money, where they can start at such low limits, the so-called micro limits that some rooms offer.
Another very interesting thing is the “Freeroll” Tournaments that all sites offer where participation is free and you can win real money prizes.
Advantages of Playing Poker Online:
• No need to move.
• You don't need to be wearing any special clothing.
• No need to tip.
• The action is faster as you play more hands per hour.
• You can take advantage of the Deposit Bonuses and Special Promotions that all online poker sites promote.
• 24-hour action.
• Possibility to choose types of matches and types of players.
• You can play at more than one table at the same time, if your skill allows it. This will give you the opportunity to multiply your winnings if you are a winning player, but beware that if you are a player who tends to lose money, it will also multiply your losses.
• Can review all your decisions and plays by requesting the history of played hands.
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ABC Player – A very predictable player, with patterns of game that allow easy hand readings.
Ace High - An unpaired hand, but with Ace as the highest card.
Ace Rag – Hand consisting of an Ace and a low card.
Action - Action at the table.
Add-on – Buy additional chips that can be added to our stack. Usually in tournaments with add-on, at the end of a number of predetermined levels it is possible to make the add-on, limited to one add-on per player.
A-game - When playing at the highest level of performance.
aggressive player – Profile of player aggressive characterized by lots of bets and raises, with an increase in the pot size.
Air – When a player's hand has no value (“bet with air”, that is, “bet with nothing”).
Ainsworth – Hand composed by.
Ajax – Hand composed of .
all in – When a player puts all of his chips into the pot.
All-in Disconnect Protection – It is an existing system in some online game rooms, in which in case of loss of internet connection, the player is all-in for the amount of chips he has already placed in the pot (corresponding to a side pot).
American Airlines - Pair of Aces.
Angle - Play or Tactic that falls between the limit of legality and illegality
angle shooter – A player who uses Moves or Tactics that fall between the limits of legality and illegality.
Anna Kournikova – AK suited or offsuited hand ( ou )
Ante – It is the bet that players are required to make, in the advanced stages of tournaments, in order to speed up the tournament and increase pots. It is bet is done by all players who are still active before receiving the cards.
ante up – Act of placing the ante on the table; at the start of the hand it is common to hear the Dealer say “Ante up” for all players to put the Ante into the pot.
Auto Post – Option to automatically post blinds in online games.
Ax – See “Ace Rag”.
back door – It is a made hand (set of 5 cards) using the last two cards on the board, turn and river. Back Door Straight or Back Door Flush means that on the flop we have three cards to finish the hand, if these come on the turn and river, we have Straight and Flush respectively.
Back to Back – Receive the same hand twice in a row.
Bad Beat – Hand where: you are clearly favorite and lose; if you lose a hand where it is impossible to fold; it loses to one or two outs.
Bad Beat Jackpot – Value accumulated in game rooms attributed by bad beats, on a ruled basis. These are tables specific to the room you are losing, for example, with a hand higher than quads/jacks poker () if you receive a jackpot and all active players at the table receive a small percentage.
Bankroll – Amount of money a player dedicates to poker and can increase or decrease depending on winnings and losses in the game.
BB – Big Blind
Belly Buster – Sequence project missing one of the middle cards (, it is missing one ).
Bet - Amount of money put into the pot to open the action in a given betting round.
Bet for Value – Betting (usually on the river) in order to make opponents call with worse hands. This bet is often low in value in relation to the pot in order to tempt other players to call with weak hands.
Big Blind - It is a forced bet that a player is required to place in the pot before being dealt cards, rotates clockwise.
big slick - ou
Blank – Card that does not favor the hand of any player involved.
Bluff – Betting with a weak hand, in order to get other players to fold.
blinded away – Situation where a player's stack is reduced to zero by paying blinds.
are built on? – 5 community cards placed on the table. (3+1+1) Any player who plays the board uses the 5 cards on the table and excludes those in his hand.
bottom pair – have the lowest pair of community/board cards.
Bounty – Value stipulated by the elimination of a player. There are knockout tournaments, where all players have a bounty or Tournaments where some players have the “head to prize”.
BR – Bankroll.
Bracelet – It is a gold bracelet awarded with the prize money to the winning players of the World Series of Poker events.
Brig – See Blank.
Broadway – Board/Community Cards containing pictures (,,,,).
Bubble – Last position before money. (For example, in a tournament whose prize pool includes 30 players, the player in 31st place is the bubble.).
Bullets – Pair of Aces.
Burn Card – Letter burned. So that neither player has any kind of advantage in recognizing the card to come out, before the flop, turn and river, the first card on top of the deck is discarded.
Bust – Lose all the money in a game bank (bankroll) or all the chips in a tournament.
Button – Plastic marker used to mark a particular table position. The player in this position is the one who receives the last card dealt and is the last to act post-flop.
buy in – Cost to join a game. In cash games, this is the amount of chips you enter the game with. In tournaments, it is the pre-established fixed value that a given number of chips will correspond to.
Call – Match/Track a bet or bet.
Calling Station – A player who plays passively, making a lot of calls (more than expected). They'll pay you off hands they're behind and they won't be able to extract value from your hands.
cardroom – They are game rooms, inside the casino, where the poker tables are located. In countries with different legislation there are Card Rooms outside casinos.
Cash out – In cash games, exchange chips for cash. In tournaments the term is used by players to refer to the fact that they have secured a prized place in the tournament.
Change Gears – Change the style of play. Playing tight and imposing a more aggressive style, for example.
Check – If there is no action until you, you can check and pass the turn.
check-raise – It's raising the bet (making a raise) after you've already checked in that round of betting.
chip – These are small plastic discs that can represent cash in cash games or chip value in the case of tournaments.
Chip count – Chip counting during tournaments.
chip race – As the blind levels rise in tournaments, smaller denomination chips are removed from play and replaced with chips of the next value. Undivided chips are drawn among the players at the table.
Clock – Used when a player takes a long time to decide. It can be requested by any player at the table and the tournament director counts for 60 seconds, at the end of which the hand is dead if no decision has been made.
Chop – Recurring situation in late stages of tournaments, where players choose to split the money in order to secure more than the last place in the game and fight for the title
cold call – It is calling more than one bet, that is, there is a raise, a re-raise and the player makes a cold call.
cold deck – Term used when you have no playable or good hands for a certain period of time.
collusion – A form of cheating in which two or more players share the value of their hands by gaining an advantage over their hands.
community cards – Cards exposed on the table, board.
Connector – Consecutive cards (for example,)
counterfeit – When the value of a hand decreases with the departure of cards from the board or by doubling a card.
Crying Call – Call even though we're pretty sure we're going to lose the hand.
Cut – At the end of shuffling the cards, the deck is split in two and the parts are inverted.
Dead hand – It is a hand that is no longer eligible to win a pot.
Deal – Dealing of cards during a hand/play.
Dealer – The person who deals the cards during a hand/play.
Dealer Button – Plastic marker used to mark a particular table position. The player in this position is the one who receives the last card dealt and is the last to act post-flop.
dominated hand – A dominated hand is one that has a card in common with another hand, but is accompanied by a lower kicker. For example, is a hand dominated by .
double up – Double your number of chips when you win an all-in.
Draw – It's a project where we need more cards to improve our hand.
drawing dead – It means that even if you complete your draw, flush or straight, you will lose the hand. For example, you have and you are against, even if you complete the flush you lose to a higher flush.
Early Position - Early table positions to the left of the big blind.
Easy Money – Money easily earned by playing against novice or bad players.
Edge – The advantage a good player has in the game of poker.
Equity – Pot Equity. The average amount of money a hand, in a specific situation, wins. In a given number of hands, it equals the percentage you have to win the hand multiplied by the money in the pot.
Even Money – Play without winning or losing money.
Expected Value - This is a mathematical term with great relevance in poker. Expected Value is the amount you expect to win in a hand over the long term. For example, we have a 50% chance of winning a $100 pot. Sometimes we get $100 and sometimes we get $0, so in this case the expected value is $50.
family pot– a pot in which there are a lot of players by huguituh
fifth street / river – Fifth community card. Last betting round
fish / sucker – Duck, Fish. Losing player. You go into a lot of hands with little chance of winning.
Flop – The first three community cards that come out simultaneously, to the middle of the table. This is when the second round of betting takes place.
fold – Quit, quit. You are no longer an active player for that Pot.
Fourth Street / Turn – Fourth community card. Corresponds to the third betting round.
four of a kind – 4 cards with the same number/figure (also called many
times for poker) by huguituh
Flush – Color. 5 cards of the same suit.
free card – Free letter. It's called that when you see the card for the next round without having to put in money.
gut shot – Inside Straight Possibility of following inside. Ex: 3467, missing 5, interior sequence.
high hand – The biggest play of a hand.
Heads Up – 1X1 One against one. Matches in which only 2 players participate.
Hole Cards – Cards in your hand that are not visible to other players.
Hold'em Games – Types of Poker where there are community cards.
Home – The house, the Casinos.
Inside Straight – Gut Shot. Internal sequence. Possibility of a sequence in which only a middle card would complete it.
Kicker – Card that resolves the tie between two equal moves. Eg Two players have two pair KK-77, whichever has the highest fifth (Kiker) wins.
Late Position – Last positions. The last positions, the Dealer's and the previous one are considered.
Loose Player – Player who plays too many hands and goes with any game.
Long Handed – Matches where between 7 and 10 players intervene
Maniac – Player who raises, raises like a madman and with anything.
Middel Position – Positions 5, 6 and 7 of the table.
Muck – Quit, give up without showing your cards.
multiway pot – Multiway is a term that refers to hands played by multiple players and frequent at loose tables. This is a fundamental aspect, as the number of opponents has huge implications in the relative strength and potential value of our hand and consequently in the more aggressive or more passive way we should play it.
No Limit – Type of Poker where in each bet you can for your entire bankroll.
Nh – nice hand.
Nuts – The best possible play with the cards that are available.
Odds – Probabilities. Possibility that a special situation occurs
open ended straight – Open string. Sequence that can be completed at both ends.
overcard – have a higher card than any of the community.
overpair – A pocket pair higher than any of the current community cards.
Out – Number of cards that serve you to get a good hand. For example, an open sequence has 8 Outs.
Play money – Practice games, play games, with virtual money.
Poker - the same as Four of a Kind – 4 cards with the same number/figure.
Pre-flop – It is the round of betting that takes place after dealing the two cards to each player and before the three community cards come out.
Jar - Bowl. It is the amount of money on the table during the betting rounds.
Pot-Limit – A way of playing, where the maximum possible bet is the amount of money in the pot.
Pot odds – It is the relationship between the money in the pot and the bet you have to make.
rag – Bad letter for everyone.
rake – The commission that the house takes from each pot. It can be between 4% or 5%, with a minimum of $0,50 and a maximum of $3.
Raise – Raise, raise.
re-raise – Re-raise the bet.
rebuy – Buying more chips, in tournaments with rebuys, rebuys can be made for a previously set amount whenever the bank runs out and the number of starting chips is replaced, and up to a certain level.
ring game – Normal matches where if there is a free place you can sit and then get up whenever you want.
River / Fifth Street – The fifth community card. Last betting round.
Rock – Solid player who only plays the best hands.
Royal Flush – Real Sequence. Maximum straight of the same Suit. Ex: .
Set – Trio where a pair of hands and one of the community cards are used.
Short Handed – Matches where between 3 and 6 players play.
Showdown – The action of showing the cards once all bets are finished.
slow play – Feign weakness when you actually have good cards.
small bet – Small bet. At 1-2$ limits, the small bet would be 1.
small blind – Small casadela
split pot – Split pot. It happens when 2 or more players have the same best move.
Steal - Theft. It is the action of raising with bad cards in late position, when everyone has checked, in the hope of taking down the pot.
stud games – Type of Poker where there are no community cards.
Suited: Two suited cards are two cards of the same suit eg:
Suited-connectors: Two cards that, in addition to being of the same suit, are consecutive ex: .
tell – Clues that a player can give or capture.
Tight – Solid, selective player who only plays the best hands, and only bets with good play.
Title – Behavior of a player who, due to successive losses, tends to play worse and worse.
three of a kind– 3 cards with the same number/figure
top pair – Pair that includes a hole card and the highest community card.
Turn / Fourth Street – Fourth community card. Corresponds to the third betting round.
Underdog – Hand that currently has the worst odds to winr the pot.
Want to know where you should play? One of the most important elements is the player base or traffic. The more players a site has, the more likely you are to find a game or tournament in progress – not to mention a game YOU want to play.
A reason to join a poker room with a smaller base of players are your guaranteed tournaments. Many newer rooms offer guaranteed tours, but they don't always get the number of entries needed for the guarantee to be fulfilled. So the room has to cover the gap. These are called “overlay” tournaments and are very +EV.
Many venues are adjusting their business models to be more player-friendly. This means they don't allow tracking software, datamining, tables with many tables, annotations, and so on. Others have “beginners” sections for their new entries.
If you want to learn how to play the game without having to worry about getting run over by better players, be sure to find rooms that offer these sections or discourage pros from playing there.
Stage tournaments offer some of the best values online and. You get multiple attempts, often at the cost of just one buy-in. And, because you can buy-in at any stage, they're budget-friendly AND you can earn a lot with a nominal investment.
SNGs are the best way to build your bank account. They have a good balance of earning potential, hourly rate, variance, and luck/qualification ratio. They are also good practice for larger MTTs.
Poker is more than bluffing. Doubling is okay, and you should be doubling most of the time.
Avoid play in dominated hands. These hands typically include Ax (A8 or A4), K9, JT, etc. – hands that are often beaten by stronger (dominant) hands at showdown.
Don't play gut shot draw. You almost never have the correct price/odds to justify a draw on these hands.
Always work on your leaks. Review your hand histories and note any weaknesses you may have. Then make a point of improving these aspects of your game. Poker is constantly evolving and working on your game is the only way to avoid falling behind.
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