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Family Pot - A pot where everyone plays and no one folds.
Flop - In Texas Hold Em Poker, the 1st 3 board cards. They are turned up simultaneously and initiate the 2nd round of betting.
Flush - A hand consisting exclusively of suited cards. For example: 2 4 5 8 J .
Fold (or Muck) The act of throwing away your cards and dropping out of a hand.
Forced Bring-In This is a mandatory bet. The player facing a forced bring-in can neither check nor fold. Usually used in stud poker by the player with the lowest card showing to initiate the action on the 1st round of betting.
FPP - Frequent Player Points.
Freeze Out - A stakes structure where players must buy in for a set amount and may not purchase chips thereafter.
Front Hand - In Chinese Poker, this is a 3-card hand created from the 13 cards a Player is dealt. The front hand must be outranked by the middle hand.
Full House - A hand made up of 3 cards of one rank and 2 of another For example: 3 3 3 6 6 .
Going All-in (Also known as "All-in") - In cardroom poker, to call with (to bet) all your chips. If another player bets more chips than you have in a No Limit game, you can go All-in and stake your total stack against an equivalent amount of your opponent's stack.
Going South - When a player takes money in play off the table and puts it in their pocket.
Good Buddy - Pocket 10 / 4.
Goolsby - Queen (Q), Ten (10).
Gorillas - King (K), King (K) this comes from the movie King Kong .
Gut Shot (or Inside Straight Draw) - Drawing to a straight that needs one of the middle cards to complete it. For examaple: 5 6 8 9 , any 7 completes a straight inside.
Heads Up When only 2 players remain in a hand.
Heinz - Five (5), Seven (7); referring to the Heinz slogan "57 varieties". Also known as pickle man.
Hockey Sticks - Seven (7), Seven (7).
HORSE - (H.O.R.S.E.) In poker tournaments, a game rotation of Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Stud Eight or Better.
Implied Odds - The value you expect to win if you make your hand, divided by the cost you pay to keep playing.
Jack Benny - Three (3), nine (9). The old television and vaudeville comedian had a running gag that that was his age.
Jackson Five - Jack(J), five (5); referring to the Motown singing group.
Jesse James - Four (4), five (5). According to legend, the famous outlaw was shot with a .45.
Joe Bernstein - Six (6), nine (9). Named after a famous gambler from the 20's and 30's.
Kicker (or Side Card) - The next card in a hand following a pair or 3-of-a-Kind. 9 9 K 2 5 is a pair of 9's with a king kicker.
Katy - King (K), ten (10).
King Crab - King (K), three (3). So called this because the 3 resembles a crab.
Kojak - King (WK), jack (J) Called this because together the cards sound like the old TV show of the same name.
Kokomo - King (K), eight (8).
Ladies - Pocket Queens.
Lammer - Small plastic markers left on the table to show the amount of money taken from a dealer's rack while chips are being purchased.
Lil' Slick - Pocket 7 / 2 (offsuit).
Limits - The amount of money you can bet in any game round. For example: $3/$6, $5/$10, $10/$20.
Little Pete - Two (2), three (3)
Little Slick - Ace (A) Queen (Q) or Ace (A), Two (2), compare with big slick.
Live Card This is a card not yet seen and therefore possibly still in play, in stud poker games.
Loose - A game where a lot of players are in most pots.
Lumberman's Hand - Two (2), four (4) comes from the "two-by-four" cut of lumber.
Main Pot - The 1st pot that all players are eligible for.
Marriage - King (K), Queen (Q).
Middle Hand - In Chinese Poker, this is one of two 5-card hands created from the 13 cards a Player is dealt. The middle hand be outranked by the Player's back hand, and must outrank a Player's front hand.
Minimum Buy-In - The minimum price a player pays ton buy into a game. For example: in $10/$20 limit, the minimum buy-in is $100.
Missed Blind - When a player sits out and misses a blind in order to receive a hand. They must post both blinds or wait a turn to take the big blind.
Montana Banana - Nine (9), two (2). According to some, 92 is the number of the proposition that legalized gambling in Montana. Others believe that its origins come from the idea that bananas will grow in Montana before that hand makes money.
Motown - Jack (J), five (5), See Jackson Five
Nuts - In poker, the nut hand, or simply the nuts, is the strongest possible hand in a given situation. The term applies mostly to community card poker games (ex. Texas Hold'em) where the individual holding the strongest possible hand, with the given board of community cards, has the nut hand. The second-nut hand or third-nut hand (and so on) may refer to the second and third best possible hands.
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