When "the action is on" it is someone's turn to play. The five methods are: Cheque (fit), bet (bet), call (call), raise (increase) (and re-raise) or fold (fold).
Some tournaments allow players to buy more chips during a special period during the game. Usually in the beginning of a tournament or at a new round.
If you bet all your chips on one occasion you have done an "all-in." This can happen either when you do not have enough chips to bet the amount required or elected, or when you bet all your chips strategically in No Limit games. After attending the All-in, you have the potential to win a share of the pot up to and including your last post to the pot. You can not be served any wagers placed after or before that date. These efforts thus creates a side pot. All-in is also used in situations where the player in a hand loses contact with the server.
A forced bet from all around the table that need to be invested at the beginning of each round.
A term from the video game world for a picture or figure that represents a person.
Away From Table (away from the table):
In poker tournaments, you can not do a "sit out" but you may instead make the "away-from-table" which means that in each round is dealt the cards, pays a blind when it comes your turn and then put the cards in an increase occurs before the flop or when a bet is made after the flop. When you participate in a tournament and must leave the time-out, or loses, you will be automatically put in the position "away-from-table".
Bad Beat:
In a strongly favored hand is beaten by a hand that, statistically speaking, was not touted.
Money that a player has at his disposal for the game of poker.
Bet the Pot:
When a player puts the total amount currently in the pot. Usually used in Pot Limit games.
Blinds / Darkness:
Enforcement operations, often located by the two players sitting directly to the left of the dealer. The blinds are placed before any cards are dealt hence the name "blind". The big blind is usually double the small blind.
By representing a better hand than you actually try to make your opponent fold. Too many are scams that make poker such an interesting psychological struggle.
The common cards on the table in the game.
In physical poker rooms thrown the top card from the deck before each round. The reason is the desire to reduce the risk of cheating by knowing the next card.
Button / Button:
A rotary button that shows which player is the dealer. Button is used in poker games where the relation to who is the dealer has a crucial role.
The amount of money that a player must pay to sit at a table. In poker tournaments, the fee is "buy in".
What to do as the previous player.
In poker games with stakes, there is only one limit for each game, there is also a maximum number of bets during a game. The last allowable increase in a betting round is called the "cap".
If there are no bets on the table and you do not want to bet you can check (fit).
Chip Leader:
The player who sits on the most chips. The term most used in tournaments.
A form of cheating whereby two or more players trying to communicate to each other by sending each other information.
Community card (single card)
Cards that are visible on the table and each player can take part of is called community cards.
Dead Hand:
A hand that is no longer involved in the game.
Down Cards (Face Down):
Cards that are dealt face down to a player. Also called hole cards.
Draw, Drawing Hand, Drawing Hands:
A poker hand is not complete. A player who is about to get a straight,?? Hit his outs? to get a full hand.
Drawing dead:
This describes a situation when a player tries to win a hand that has been resolved. If a player tries to get a ladder, but his opponent has already a full house.
Drop Fold:
When you choose not to continue playing a bad hand. It folds.
Face Up (Up CARDS):
Distributed cards that are visible to the other players.
Family Pot:
When all players are in the game and no one folds. All is then in the pot so it is called the "family pot".
A player that is easy to beat, usually a beginner.
In Texas Hold'em, the flop is composed of the three first visible cards dealt in the middle of the table.
Fold, Drop:
When you choose not to continue playing a bad hand. It folds.
Forced Bet:
Compelling investment at the beginning of each round. eg blind.
A poker tournament free of charge. Freeroll tournaments are very popular online and usually require no more than one registration. You can usually win cash prizes or get access to larger tournaments.
A poker tournament with no re-buys are allowed. Once players lose their chips leaving the table. Whoever is eventually left is the winner. Freezeout game is the most common version of poker tournaments.
The cards that the player uses during a round. There is also a term for a round when shuffling, dividends and investment takes place.
Heads Up (Head to Head):
A game where only two players are contesting the pot.
High Card:
The card with a maximum value of your cards.
High Hand:
The traditional ranking system of cards in poker.
Hole Cards, down cards:
The hidden cards awarded to a player.
If you are "into" you're an active player. You have not added up yet.
Hand Made:
A hand that does not need to be improved to be worth something.
As a noun, this term refers to the pile of cards thrown on the table. As a verb, when it's time for Showdown choose not to show your cards.
No Limit games:
Games where the size and number of games is unlimited in each round. The only restriction is that players can only bet the amount of chips on the table. The opposite of limit games
Nut hand (the nuts):
The best possible hand in a poker round.
On The Button:
This term means that you are in the dealer position.
Out, Outs:
Your outs are all cards that are not shown but may be able to improve your hand.
Play Chips:
The chips used in the game in tutorial mode that has no value.
Playing the board:
Using all the community cards in Hold'em as your best hand.
Pocket Cards:
The cards that are dealt face down.
Pocket Pair:
When the player's hole cards are pairs.
The chips in the middle of the table that can be gained by a given hand.
Increase bet by exceeding the amount previously invested.
A small part of the pot that the house takes as commission for their services.
Poker value of a card.
All chips purchased after the game started
To remove chips from the table and immediately return with fewer chips. Reducing considered poor etiquette.
The fifth and final community card.
A tournament where the prize is an entry for a little more important tournament.
Screen name:
The name you chose as your nickname and make yourself known as the poker room.
A veteran poker player. The opposite of fish.
The final stage of the round. After betting is complete, it is time for the players to show their cards and decide who is the winner.
Sit?? N?? Go:
A tournament without a tee time. It starts rather than when a predetermined number of players sit at the table.
Slow Play:
Playing a good hand as if it was weaker than it is. You play a slow hand when you think you will win but want to get more money into the pot. Slow playing is the opposite of bluffing.
In Limit games, STAKES sum of bets and raises.
Nickname for the fourth community card.
Up Cards:
A card dealt face up so that all players can see it. The same as face up.