Learn some of the poker lingo that is going around and talk poker like a pro.
All-in - When a player bets all his/her chips
Bad Beat - When a hand is beaten by a lucky draw
Big Slick - A hand that contains an A-K
Call - To match the last bet made
Fold - To throw away your hand or to quit the game
Grinding - Playing in a style with minimal risk and modest gains over a long period of time
Hole Cards - Player’s cards which are face down and cannot be seen by the other players
Kicker - The highest unpaired side card in a player’s hand
Limper -The first player who calls a bet
Long Shot - Making a hand despite having few outs and/or poor odds
Maverick - The name of a Queen and Jack in the pocket. Suited or otherwise.
On the Button - Being the last player to act in a betting round. Dealer's Position.
Nuts - The best hand you can get during that round of play
Pot - The total amount of money being bet in a game,
available for the players to win
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