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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    Open ended straight flush draw

    A powerful draw that combines the open ended straight draw with a flush draw. This draw is also the most probably way to...

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    Offsuit

    Two cards that have different suits. The term is commonly used to refer to the hole cards for a player in Texas Hold Em...

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    Open-limp

    The term refers to a player who opens the action on a table by calling the big blind or limping. This can be done in any...

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    Out

    Poker term that refers to the number of cards that will improve a player’s hand. The term “Out” assumes that the p...

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    Overbet

    This term refers to a wager that is more than the size of the pot. For example, a player making a bet of $40 into a $30 ...

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    Off suit

    An Off Suit hand in poker is one where a player's two cards are of different suits. e.g "Ming has called pre...

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    Outplay

    When a player is able to get what he wants in a hand by using his skills. A good check-raise bluff on the Turn to win th...

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    Overbet

    An Overbet is when a player bets significantly more than what is in the pot. e.g "Sandra made an overbet when...

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    Odds

    Odds represent a probability of making a certain hand, for example, what are the odds of making the flush on the river w...

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    Offsuit

    Non-suited, cards of different suits, for example Ac Kd would represent Ace-KIng offsuit.

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    Omaha

    Omaha is a poker variation played with five community cards, like Hold'em, but instead of two, players receive four...

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    Open-ended

    Usually referring to straight. Open ended straight is the one that can be completed from both 'ends', hence the nam...

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    Opener

    Different name for the original raiser, the person who made the first raise in the pot.

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    Over the top

    When a player raises other player's bet or a raise, he is sometimes said to have come 'over the top'....

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    Overcall

    Calling a bet after there is already one or more caller. If Player A bets and Player B makes the first call, if Pla...

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    Overcards

    In the community cards games, overcards are the hole cards of higher value than any of the community cards on the t...

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    Overpair

    A pocket pair bigger than any possible pair created using community cards.Example: John i...

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    Orbit

    A full round of dealing. When every single player at the table has been in every possible position, from the small blind...

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    Out of position

    Acting first, acting before another player. In flop games, player in the small blind is always out of position in r...

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    Overs

    Short for overcards, e.g. hole cards of higher value than any of the community cards on the table....

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    Outkick

    When two players have the same hand (top pair, trips, two pair or similar), their kickers (other cards in their han...