Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Pocket pair

Also known more simply as 'Pockets', a Pocket Pair is a starting hand with 2 of the same card. These...

Pot

A pot is the total amount of chips/money that is up for grabs during a hand. It consists of both bli...

Poker face

A Poker Face is a straight-as-possible face made by a player so as not to give away any potential in...

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth is a poker player known for his strong personality on the poker table. At 24-years-old...

Push

Is one of the names given to the action of going all in.

Pot Limit Omaha

It is a Poker game in which players are dealt 4 cards and the betting is the same than in Pot Limit ...

Pot committed

A player is Pot Committed when a huge portion of his stack is on the pot, where he has virtually no ...

Position

In poker, position is where on the table each player is with regards to the dealer/button. Important...

Pre-flop

Pre-flop is the period of a hand that takes place before the first three cards of the board (the flo...

Paint cards

Picture cards, e.g. Jacks, Queens and Kings. Also called just Paint sometimes.

Pat

In draw games, player pats (stays pat) when he/she decides not to draw any cards for that round...

Peel

Pay the bet to see the next card (to peel one).

Picture cards

Jacks, Queens and Kings

Pot limit

Pot limit poker variations dictate the maximum bet at any street according to the size of the pot, u...

Pot odds

Ratio between the money already in the pot and the amount of money you have to pay in order to ...

Probe bet

A bet made with the intention of trying to gather the information about where we are in a hand based...

Play the board

When a player cannot use his hole cards to make a better hand than what's dealt on the table, h...

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