Poker Terms and Definitions

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Average contributed rake method

All players who have contributed money to the pot enjoy are deemed to have contributed an equal amou...

Average pot size

A number often shown in poker room lobbies. Average pot size refers to the mean size of p...

AA

Pocket Aces, also referred to as "Pocket Rockets," "Bullets," or "American Airlines."

Ace-high

A poker hand that contains no pairs or other combinations such as a flush or straight. The value of ...

Ace in the hole

One of your hole cards is an Ace.

A-game

Describes the excellence of a particular player. One who is on his A-Game is playing extremely well.

Acting out of turn

A player in live poker who either announces his action or physically checks, bets, raises or folds w...

Absolute poker

A poker room on the CEREUS Network that was forced to shut down due to the Black Friday indictments ...

Avatar

An image used by players while seated at online poker sites to distinguish themselves from other pla...

Aces cracked

Being dealt AA and eventually losing to an inferior starting hand.

Aces up

A poker hand that consists of two pair, one pair of which is Aces. The second pair is any other pair.

Alligator blood

A player referred to as having alligator blood is a tough opponent who tends not to get emotional or...

Ante

An ante is a set compulsory amount of chips played by all players at a table before each hand. They ...

All-in

A poker player goes 'All-In' when they bet all of their chips during the hand. Their chips are "all ...

Anna Kournikova

In poker, Anna Kournikova is a name some players give to the Ace-King hand, especially in hands wher...

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari is a professional poker player known for his entertaining chip tricks and high-fl...

American Airlines

In poker, American Airlines is another name given to the pocket Aces starting hand. This is primaril...

Action card

Is a Turn or River card with induces action by the players in the hand. It can be a card that comple...

Add-on

This is a possibility for players remaining in a tournament after a previously stablished level top ...

Angling

Angling is the term given to moves carried out during a hand designed to gain an unfair advantage ov...

Ace rag

Term from Hold'em, standing for a hand that contains an Ace and a small, usually unsuited card. Alth...

Angle shooter

A person that tries to bend the rules in his own advantage. Although not considered cheating, angle ...

Acey Deucy

A poker variation in which players bet if the third card's ranking will be between the first two car...

Advertising

Playing a hand in such a manner as to indicate having a certain hand.Example: I rais...

Active hand

A hand that is still alive and participates in a pot.

Advantage device

A device or tool used to take advantage or cheat in the games, like marking cards,  messing up ...

Aggression Factor

Stat from a poker HUD (heads up display). It indicates player's overall aggression using severa...

ABC poker

Refers to a style of play that is very basic and doesn't contain any elaborate plays. ABC playe...

Alabama night riders

Rarely used term indicating trip Kings

Ace magnets

Term often jokingly used for pocket Kings in Hold'em games.

Advantage player

A player who looks for an advantage (or an edge) in a game. The terms is more often used for ca...

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