Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Kicker

A kicker is a card that is used to determine which player has a stronger hand. It becomes important ...

Kansas City lowball

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

Keep honest

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

Key card

This term is used more so in writing than in actual speaking. It refers to that one card that will m...

Key hand

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

Kibitzer

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

Kicker

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

Kick it

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

Kill (or kill blind)

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

Kill button

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

Kill pot

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

Knave

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

Kathy Liebert

Kathy Liebert is a well-known professional female poker player. She is the first woman to win a $1,0...

Kelly Kim

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

Kevin Saul

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

KGB

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

Kill Phil

Kill Phil is a book that teaches poker beginners how to play pre- and post-flop hands. It was writte...

Kill stack

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

King

King in poker has two popular meanings. The first is that the King is the second highest card in the...

Knockout tournament

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

Kojack

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

Komodo Dragoned

Not used often but it means a player's hand has been defeated because his opponent completed a strai...

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