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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    Kicker

    A kicker is a card that is used to determine which player has a stronger hand. It becomes important when two or more pla...

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    Kansas City lowball

    Kansas City Lowball is not played that often nor is it played by many people. It is a form of lowball poker that is play...

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    Keep honest

    This term is used when a player makes a call on the river in order to force his opponent to show his hole cards. This is...

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    Key card

    This term is used more so in writing than in actual speaking. It refers to that one card that will make the desired hand...

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    Key hand

    This term is used tournament play and it refers to the hand (from any player) that proves to be the hand that is the tur...

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    Kibitzer

    This is a term that refers to any non-playing spectator. Spectators can also be called rail birds at times.

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    Kicker

    The kicker, in poker terms, is a separate high card that is used to break a tie. For example, in a 5 card draw game two ...

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    Kick it

    Kick it is slang for raising. Perhaps most famously used by Paul Newman in the movie Cool Hand Luke. Luke dec...

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    Kill (or kill blind)

    This refers to an oversize blind that is normally twice the amount of the big blind and doubling the limit. There are ti...

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    Kill button

    This is a button that is used in a lowball game that indicates a player has won two pots in a row and is therefore requi...

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    Kill pot

    This is a pot that has a forced kill on it because the winner of the two previous pots won those as well. It is also use...

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    Knave

    This is another name for the Jack. It can also be used to refer to someone who is not too bright.

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    Kathy Liebert

    Kathy Liebert is a well-known professional female poker player. She is the first woman to win a $1,000,000 first place p...

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    Kelly Kim

    Kim is best known for his 8th place finish at the 2008 WSOP main event. He has earned more $1.2 million. He did this eve...

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    Kevin Saul

    Kevin Saul is from Illinois and he has a good history of both live and online play. He has won more than $1.5 million.

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    KGB

    In the poker movie, Rounders, KGB (played by John Malkovich) is both loved and hated. KGB is the primary adversary again...

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    Kill Phil

    Kill Phil is a book that teaches poker beginners how to play pre- and post-flop hands. It was written by Blair Rodman an...

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    Kill stack

    This term refers to a player's stack that may "look" small, but is actually very valuable in worth. It is called a kill ...

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    King

    King in poker has two popular meanings. The first is that the King is the second highest card in the deck, one step belo...

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    Knockout tournament

    A knockout tournament is one in which players get prize money credited to their account whenever they "knockout" another...

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    Kojack

    This is a slang term for any starting hand in Hold'Em that contains a King and a Jack.

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    Komodo Dragoned

    Not used often but it means a player's hand has been defeated because his opponent completed a straight or flush on the ...