Poker Terms and Definitions

Full A-Z of poker terms and poker lingo, So you'll never look like the fish at the table!

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    Flop

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

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    Fish

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

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    Flat call

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

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    Facecard

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

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    Face down

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

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    Face up

    Many poker games will use Face Up cards. These cards are dealt out so everyone can see them. For instance, in Hold Em, a...

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    Family pot

    The term "family pot" generally has nothing to do with family members. It means, instead, that most, if not all, of the ...

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    Fast play

    There are two definitions for fast play, or fast playing, and they are as different as night is to day. In the first ins...

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    Felt

    In poker terms, there are two definitions for felt. The first, and most obvious, is it is the material that covers a pok...

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    Field

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

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    Fifth street

    Fifth Street is simply the fifth card that is dealt out in a poker game. It is also know as the River if one is playing ...

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    Fire

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

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    Fill up

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

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    Final table

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

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    Fish

    The word fish has a couple of meanings in poker. The first meaning is used when there is an unskilled player at the tabl...

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    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 comes about when a play...

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    Fixed limit

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

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    Flat payouts

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

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    Flat call

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

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    Flip

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

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    Float

    Players may float a bet when they do not have a very good hand, but they intend to bluff their opponents later on. To be...

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    Floor

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

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    Flopping a set

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

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    Floorman (floorwoman)

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

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    Floptimistic

    This is made-up word that means a player has unreal hopes and expectations for a starting hand that he or she has been d...

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    Flush

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

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    Fold

    To fold a hand is to surrender the hand (and the game) to your opponents. All good players know when to fold and see no ...

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    Fold equity

    Fold equity can be somewhat difficult to explain, but most seasoned players do it, even if they do not know they are doi...

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    Forced bet

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

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    Forward motion

    Forward motion is a rule that casinos have that states that any type of forward movement of a player's chips toward the ...

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    Four of a kind

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

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    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 flush. Four to a flus...

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    Fourth street

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

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    Foxwoods

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

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    FPP

    FPP stands for Frequent Player Points. If you know what frequent flyer points are, then you know what FPP's are. They ar...

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    FPS

    FPS stands for Fancy Play Syndrome and is most often used in a negative way. FPS is one way for players to describe anot...

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    Freeroll

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

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    Flush

    A flush is where five cards in a player's hand are of the same suit. It can consist of either 4 cards on the board and 1...

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    Flush draw

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

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    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 forms. It sounds confusi...

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    Fold

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

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    Free card

    When it comes to a free card, some poker players love them and others hate them. A free card is one that does not cost a...

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    Freezeout

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

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    Frenzy

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

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    Full ring

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

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    Face card

    A Face Card is either a Jack, Queen or King, which are the only cards in poker that have a face on it. e.g "I...

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    Family pot

    A Family Pot is a pot that involves the overwhelming majority, if not all, of the players at the table. e.g "...

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    Fishhooks

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

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    Full boat

    A full boat is another way of saying a full house. It is when a player has three of a kind, along with a pair. An exampl...

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    Fake thinking

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

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    Flash or flashing

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

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    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 make a straight but lac...

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    Flop

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

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    Five card draw

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

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    Flop games

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

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    Feeler bet

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

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    Four color deck

    An online term. Instead of using two standard colors, most online rooms offer an option of making a deck display in...