Poker Terms and Definitions

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Donkey

In poker, a donkey is an unskilled or 'bad' player who often puts his chips at risks. A donkey will ...

Dundee chop

This is a term used in live multi-table poker tournaments (MTTs). It describes a deal made between a...

Deuce

Deuce is the term given to the 2 card in poker. It is the lowest of all cards in the game of poker. ...

Drawing dead

Drawing Dead is a situation in poker where a hand is doing so badly compared to another hand that no...

Dinner for two

Dinner For Two is a colloquial word for the 6 9 starting hand. It is a knock on the sexual term of t...

Dominated

Dominated a term to describe a hand that is/has been significantly beaten by another hand. ...

Dirty stack

A Dirty Stack is a stack of chips that have its denominations mixed together, as opposed to having a...

Dirty out

A Dirty Out is a card that, if put on the board, may give a player a solid hand, but will give his o...

Double belly buster

This expresion is given to a player’s hand when he has two gutshots. In terms of outs, it is the s...

Dry board

A board where there are no possible draws is known as a dry board. An example of a dry board is –K...

Delayed continuation bet

This is the name given to a situation in which the preflop aggressor checks the Flop, but bets the T...

Donk bet

This is the name given to a bet from a player who is out of position against the original raiser. Th...

Dead hand

A hand that is no longer active. Hand can be declared dead for several reasons; sometimes cards are ...

Dead man's hand

Aces and Eights (two pair). There are several legends that explain the name, one of them being that ...

Dead money

Money put in the pot by the players who are no longer active in the hand. Sometimes players use...

Deal twice

A practice sometimes found in the cash games with the community cards, especially in the high s...

Dealer

Term is used both for the person dealing cards in a poker game and the position at the table wh...

Dealer's choice

Although more common in the home games, this variation has been finding its way into official t...

Declaration

Other word for the option, e.g. check, bet, raise, all in, fold. Declaration can be verbal (spo...

Disconnect protection

Term from online cash games. When a player gets disconnected during a hand he or she is involve...

Dolly Parton

A straight, from five to nine. Nickname given after Parton's role in the '9 to 5' movie....

Door card

The first (of three) card that shows up on the flop.

Down and dirty

The term often used for the final card dealt in the 7-card stud games.

Down card

Any card dealt with the face down, e.g. visible only to one player. More often called a hole ca...

Down to the green

The term used when player has put all his chips into the pot, e.g. has gone all in, uncovering ...

Downswing

A term used to describe a losing period in poker. Since luck is an element of poker, downswings...

Draw dead

When there are no outs left in a deck that could improve a player's hand in such a way that he ...

Ducks

Pocket pair of twos (deuces)

Dry pot

When a player moves all in and gets called by two or more players, a dry pot is created. Since ...

Draw thin

This expression is used when a player has some outs that could improve his hand and turn it int...

Double suited

A term from Omaha games, where each player receives four cards. Two of the cards are in a one suit (...

Down to the felt

The term used when player has put all his chips into the pot, e.g. has gone all in, with nothin...

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