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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    Loose

    A loose player in poker is one who plays many hands. A loose player is not necessarily a donkey/fish, instead they may h...

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    Luckbox

    A Luckbox is a term given to a player who has won most or all of their hands due to having good luck rather than skill. ...

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    Laydown

    A Laydown is a term given to the act of folding a hand. e.g "Lucy's laydown turned out to be a great move ...

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    Loose

    Playing loose has two meanings in poker. The first is when a player is simply playing more hands than normal. For instan...

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    Loose game

    In poker, a loose game is one in which there are a lot of players in the pot. These types of hands can be tricky to play...

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    Lowball

    In poker, lowball refers to any type of poker game in which the lowest ranking hand wins the hand. It is a generic term ...

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    Low card

    Low card refers to the lowest valued card that is face up in seven-card stud, which is required to bet.

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    Ladies Poker Association

    The Ladies Poker Association is an organization that was established to recognize women in poker. It also works to expan...

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    LAPC

    LAPC stands for the Los Angeles Poker Classic. This is currently the largest tournament series that is played at the Com...

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    Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is in the state of Nevada. It is considered my many to be the gambling capital of the world and it is home of ...

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    Last longer

    Last Longer bets challenge two or more players who play against each other in an effort to outlast the others. The last ...

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    Last of the Mohicans

    More of an insider term than anything else, Last of the Mohicans is a phrase that is sometime used to describe the very ...

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    Laydown

    Laydown refers to folding a poker hand, and the term is used in virtually all poker card games. It can also be used when...

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    LAPT

    The LAPT is a series of poker events and tournaments that occur in South America and Central America and is sponsored by...

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    Lag

    Lag is a means of describing a particular style of playing poker that is both 'loose' and 'aggressive.' It can also be u...

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    Limp

    A limp is when a player calls the big blind pre-flop. Limping is usually done by confident players, players with large s...

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    Leak

    A flaw in ones game. Some examples of the common leaks in poker are playing too many hands preflop or calling too m...

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    Limit poker

    Unlike in no limit, bets in limit poker are limited, meaning that they have fixed amounts which cannot be either increas...

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    Limper

    A person entering the pot without a raise, just calling the amount of the big blind (flop games) or a bring in (Stud games)

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    Live hand

    An active hand, a hand that still participates in action

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    Live one

    Another term for the 'fish'; a person who doesn't have very good odds to win in a certain game.

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    Loose-aggressive

    A playing style, which entails a lot of calling and raising.

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    Loose-passive

    A playing style, which entails a lot of calling, but not much raising.