Definitions and poker lexicon

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The language of poker can quickly become difficult for a novice to follow. For a layman, a sentence like: "We were 3-ways on the river in 6-max and I decided to go for a third barrel as a bluff". Sorry? That's why we've created this poker lexicon that includes just about every poker word you might ever need. You can take a look at this lexicon to find the definition of a specific word or simply to enrich your poker vocabulary

The poker terms have been arranged in alphabetical order for easy navigation. The definitions are the most complete you will find on the net. In addition, the majority of the definitions include a concrete example to help you assimilate the concept

The definitions in this lexicon contain words related to Texas Hold'em, Omaha, cash games, both 6-max and full ring (9 or 10 players), sit'n'gos and tournaments, in short, words related to all popular poker variants. Because yes, each variant has its own unique words. A word like "blinds", for example, is used in all types of poker, but phrases like Hi-Lo, In The Money or Idependant Chip Model, for example, are not

Every field has its own specialised vocabulary and poker is no exception. Perfecting your poker vocabulary will not only help you communicate effectively with your friends when discussing poker with them, but will also help you improve your understanding of the game. Furthermore, if one day you listen to strategy videos to improve your game, you will find that it is this vocabulary that is being used

The other strength of this poker lexicon is that certain definitions will not only be supported by concrete examples, but also by images when deemed appropriate. Sometimes, there is nothing better than an image to clarify a concept that is a little blurred

Another interesting option in this lexicon of poker-related words is that within each definition, you will be able to click on certain words to see their definition. Let's take this example:

Poker lexicon

In the second part of the definition, some words are in blue like "button", "blind" and "flop". When the words are in blue, it is possible to click on the word to get the page of its definition. This will allow you to navigate from one definition to another quickly

You will also be able to use the small orange arrows at the bottom of each letter to automatically return to the top of the page. If some words are in English only, it is because you will hear these named concepts in English almost everywhere. While some terms are sometimes used in both English and French (for example, "board" and "tableau"), some words or phrases are used strictly in English. For example, "in the dark" is an expression that you will hear in English only. The choice of language in this lexicon (sometimes English, sometimes French, sometimes both) is therefore a concern to be as adapted as possible to real poker situations

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a

A chip and a chairA-gameABCAdd-onAggression factorAggroAgression FactorAgressiveAIAirAll-inAngle shootingAnteAny two cardsArjelAuto-rebuyAverage

b

BabieBackdoorBad beatBad runBalanceBallaBankrollBankroll managementBetBet sizingBet/3betBet/callBet/foldBetsBetting patternBig blindBlindBlockerBlocking betBluffBluff catcherBoardBoatBombBonusBorderlineBotBottom pairBountyBoxBragBreak (a table)Break evenBrickBring-inBroadwayBrokeBubbleBullyBumhunterBurnBust (out)ButtonBuy-inBvb

c

Calling stationCapCash outCash-gameCbetChair FeesChaseCheckCheck backCheck behindCheck/callCheck/foldCheck/raiseChipChip countChip dumpingChip raceChip trickChipleaderClick backCloseClubsCoin flipColdCold deckCollusionComboCombodrawCommittedConnectorsContinuation betCoolerCourchevelCraiCrazy PineappleCrippledCrushCrushedCrying callCut-off

d

DealerDealer's ChoiceDeepstackDelayed cbetDiamondDominatedDonkbetDoor cardDouble chanceDouble or NothingDouble ShootoutDouble upDouble-suitedDownswingDrawDrawing deadDrawyDryDS

e

EarlyEdgeEquityEVEV0

f

Face upFamily PotFancy play (syndrom)Fear equityFeeFeeler betFishFit or foldFixed LimitFlashedFlat callFlipFloatFloorFloor managerFlopFlopperFlushFoldFold equityFor infoFour of a kindFRFreerollFreezeoutFullFull bring-inFull houseFull Ring

g

GambleGaperGGGLGood runGrindGrosse blindGutshot

h

Hand historyHand improvement oddsHand rangeHandgrabberHeads upHeartHeaterHeroHero callHero foldHHHi-JackHi-LoHighHigh stakesHigh-LowHigh-rollerHit and runHole cardHoodHUHUD

i

ICMImplied oddsIn PositionIn the darkIn the moneyIndependant Chip ModelInsta-Inversed Implied OddsIso-raise

j

Jinx (card)

k

KickerKnockoutKO

l

LAGLast longerLay downLeadLeakLevelLightLigneLimpLinetardLivetardLobbyLockoutLongshotlooseLuckbox

m

Made HandMain eventMaxMergerMetagameMicro stakesMiddle positionMiddle stakesMilkMisclickMonsterMourantMoveMPMTTMuckMultitable tournamentMultiway

n

Narrow (the field)New York back raiseNhNitNLHENo brainerNo flop no dropNo LimitNosebleedNut flush drawNut straight drawNutedNutsNYBR

o

ObvOddsOffsuitOopOpen limpOpen raiseOpend-EndedOptionOrbitOTBOutOut of PositionOutdrawOutplayOutsideOverbetOvercallOvercardOverlayOverpair

p

PackagePaired BoardPassivePatPbPeel (a flop)PfPFRPLOPocket pairPoker facePolarisedPositionPostflopPotPot betPot controlPot equityPot LimitPot oddsPot size betPot size raisePreflopPrize poolProbe betPushPush or fold

q

QuadQuads

r

RailbirdRainbowRaiseRaiserRakeRakebackRangeRazzRe-entryre-raiseRebuyRegReraiseRestealResult orientedReverse floatReverse hand historyRiggedRisk/rewardRiverROIRoRRoundRoyal flushRoyal Straight FlushRun (something) twiceRundownRunner(-)runnerRunner-upRush

s

SandbagSatelliteScared moneyScary boardScary cardScooper (un pot)Semi-bluffSetSet miningSet-upSHShip itShootoutShort-handedShortstackShortstackerShotShoveShowdownShowdown valueShuffle up and dealSide betSide PotSit & Go or Sit and Go or Sit'n Go or sNgSizingSkinSlowplaySlowrollSmall ballSmooth callSnapSoftplayingSpadeSpewSpewtardSpewySplitSqueeze (play)SsSssStabStackStack offStackedStakingStand patStandard deviationStealSteamingStop and goStop lossStraddleStraightStraight FlushStraightforwardStreetString betStructureSuckoutSuitedSwapSwing

t

TAGTake A Shot (at a limit)TankTapisTellTextureThin (value bet)Three-of-a-kindTightTiltTime bankTiming tellTPTKTrackerTrapTrash TrashtalkingTrickyTurnTwice

u

Under the gunUnderdogUnluckyUpswingUpwardUTGUTG+1UTG+2

v

Value betValue cutVarianceVGGVillainVPIP

w

WalkWay ahead/way behindWeakWhineWinner-takes-allwpWraparoundWSOP

x

X

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