Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Gutshot straight

A straight is considered a fairly strong hand. A gutshot straight is when a player needs one inside ...

Gapper

The word gapper is used when a player has "gaps" between her hole cards. If she held a 2 and a 4 in ...

Gavin Griffin

Gavin Griffin is a well-known poker player who has won millions. In 2004, he won the WSOP bracelet b...

Gears

The term gears refers to a player's ability to change his or her style of play, used to keep opponen...

GG

GG is often used at online tables and means 'good game'. It is rarely used sarcastically, and most p...

Ghosting

Ghosting occurs when someone is coaching a player in a live game. It is often illegal to do this in ...

GL

In online games, GL means 'good luck.' It is often used at the very beginning of tournaments with ma...

GLA

GLA means Good Luck All. It is normally given at the start of online Sit and Go games or at the begi...

Godmode

Godmode is slang work most often used to describe a poor player who, nonetheless, wins the hands whe...

Going south

Going South is a poker term that has been around for a long time. It occurs when one player has won ...

Greg Raymer

Greg Raymer is a well-known poker player who in 2004, won the World Series of Poker and $5M to go al...

Grinder

Over the years, the word grinder has come to mean different things to different people. In general, ...

Guarantee

Online and off-line poker rooms will often set a guaranteed prize pool for a tournament. They do thi...

Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen comes from Denmark and has been on the professional poker player tour for years. He is th...

Grinding out

Grinding Out is a term for the method of poker play in which a player gradually wins small amounts o...

GTO (Game Theory Optimal)

Although Game Theory is technically a branch of applied mathematics used to make rational decisions,...

Gravy

Different term to describe someone's winnings.

Grifter

A cheater, person who uses deception to gain an edge.

Grinding

Term used to describe playing poker in a more serious manner, putting in the hours. Initially i...

Gut shot

Different name for the belly-buster, a straight that can only be completed with four possible c...

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