Poker Terms and Definitions

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Flop

The 'Flop', is the term used for the first three community cards that are dealt simultaneously in a ...

Fish

A fish is commonly known as a player who constantly make questionable calls during poker games and u...

Flat call

The phrase refers to the action of player of calling a bet within a poker hand where he would be exp...

Facecard

Any card in a standard deck that has an illustration of a face on it. In other words, any King, Quee...

Face down

In just about every poker game, a certain number of cards are dealt face down. This means that only ...

Face up

Many poker games will use Face Up cards. These cards are dealt out so everyone can see them. For ins...

Family pot

The term "family pot" generally has nothing to do with family members. It means, instead, that most,...

Fast play

There are two definitions for fast play, or fast playing, and they are as different as night is to d...

Felt

In poker terms, there are two definitions for felt. The first, and most obvious, is it is the materi...

Field

In poker, the "field" is everyone who is playing in a particular tournament or at a particular table...

Fifth street

Fifth Street is simply the fifth card that is dealt out in a poker game. It is also know as the Rive...

Fire

This is word most often used in association with making a poker bet. For instance, the active player...

Fill up

This is a poker slang term most often used when a player has either a set (3 of kind) or two pairs a...

Final table

In a poker tournament, online or off, the last table of play is known as the final table. Someone at...

Fish

The word fish has a couple of meanings in poker. The first meaning is used when there is an unskille...

Five of a kind

To get Five of a Kind in any poker game, you must be using Wild Cards. Generally, Five of a Kind com...

Fixed limit

In a fixed limit poker game, the amount of money any player can bet or raise is determined beforehan...

Flat payouts

There are two basic types of payout structures for poker tournaments. One is called Top Heavy and th...

Flat call

A flat call occurs when a player only calls on the flop or on the turn, but could have raised. A fla...

Flip

A flip occurs when two (or more) players have poker hands that are roughly equal in values. When the...

Float

Players may float a bet when they do not have a very good hand, but they intend to bluff their oppon...

Floor

The floor, as it applies to poker rooms and casinos, is a broad term and means the management that r...

Flopping a set

If you are holding a pair in your hole cards and another card that matches comes up on the flop, you...

Floorman (floorwoman)

A floorman, or floorwoman, is a mid-level manager who manages and monitors poker games. They can hav...

Floptimistic

This is made-up word that means a player has unreal hopes and expectations for a starting hand that ...

Flush

In poker, a flush is any five cards of the same suit. The suits are diamonds, clubs, spades, and hea...

Fold

To fold a hand is to surrender the hand (and the game) to your opponents. All good players know when...

Fold equity

Fold equity can be somewhat difficult to explain, but most seasoned players do it, even if they do n...

Forced bet

There are different types of bets in poker. One type of bet is known as the forced bet. Forced bets ...

Forward motion

Forward motion is a rule that casinos have that states that any type of forward movement of a player...

Four of a kind

Four of a kind is a very strong hand and seldom beaten (with some exceptions). An example of four of...

Four to a flush

Four to a flush is a term used by players who have four suited cards but need one more to make the f...

Fourth street

Fourth Street is the fourth card that is dealt in a game of Stud. In Hold'em or Omaha it is usually ...

Foxwoods

Foxwoods is a very well-known casino and hotel. It is located in the city of Ledyard, CT as is best ...

FPP

FPP stands for Frequent Player Points. If you know what frequent flyer points are, then you know wha...

FPS

FPS stands for Fancy Play Syndrome and is most often used in a negative way. FPS is one way for play...

Freeroll

A freeroll is a poker tournament which costs no money for a player to enter. They are commonly seen ...

Flush

A flush is where five cards in a player's hand are of the same suit. It can consist of either 4 card...

Flush draw

A flush draw is where a player needs one other card to have a flush when there are still more cards ...

Full house

A full house is a hand where a player has 3 of one card and 2 of another. This can come in many form...

Fold

A fold is where a player decides to discard their hand due to either not having a hand or believing ...

Free card

When it comes to a free card, some poker players love them and others hate them. A free card is one ...

Freezeout

This is any type of poker game that is not completed until one player has won all of the chips. It u...

Frenzy

Frenzy is a type of play marked by bad, aggressive play that often results in defeat. It was coined ...

Full ring

Generally, a full ring is table with nine or ten players. The opposite of a full ring table is a sho...

Face card

A Face Card is either a Jack, Queen or King, which are the only cards in poker that have a face on i...

Family pot

A Family Pot is a pot that involves the overwhelming majority, if not all, of the players at the tab...

Fishhooks

A very common term meaning a pair of Jacks. The J's resemble fish hooks, hence the name. It is most ...

Full boat

A full boat is another way of saying a full house. It is when a player has three of a kind, along wi...

Fake thinking

This is a common tactic used by many players. It involves a player who has a very strong hand, but t...

Flash or flashing

To flash a card means to expose it so other players are able to see its value. Flashing a card is us...

Four to a straight

Four to a straight refers to a poker hand in which a player has four of the needed five cards to mak...

Flop

A flop is the first three cards that are dealt into the center of the table that all players can use...

Five card draw

A poker variation that used to be popular back in the day. It is played with five cards, dealt ...

Flop games

A games played with the flop, e.g. three community cards dealt after the first round of betting.

Feeler bet

A bet done with a purpose of gathering more information about the strength of your opponent's h...

Four color deck

An online term. Instead of using two standard colors, most online rooms offer an option of maki...

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