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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    Rakeback

    Rakeback refers to some of the rake a poker player has paid being paid back. Rakeback payments are typically weekly or m...

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    Reverse implied odds

    Refers to our ability to lose money once we’ve hit a hand like a low set, low flush, low end straight, or top pair dec...

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    River

    The river is the term given to the fifth and last card on the board in a hand. e.g "I was hoping the river...

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    Raise

    A raise is where a player makes a bet higher than the amount bet by other players. e.g "Rakesh bet 150 aft...

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    Re-raise

    A re-raise is when a player raises a players initial raise during a play. This if often indicative of there being many s...

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    Re-buy

    A re-buy is where a player in a tournament can add purchase more chips to add to their stack. Re-buys exists in some, bu...

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    Royal flush

    A Royal Flush is a hand which consists of 5 cards between 10 and Ace all of the same suit. It is the best and rarest han...

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    Runner runner

    The term 'Runner Runner' is colloquially given to a hand that a player gets via the turn and river cards. e....

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    Rivered

    Rivered is a colloquial term for when a player, who has been ahead for all of the hand, gets beaten by another hand due ...

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    Rock

    A rock is a player who is both passive and tight. They usually only play the best starting hands and never bluff. ...

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    Rake

    A Rake is the amount of money a casino takes as commission. This money is taken from the pot and usually comes into effe...

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    Rainbow

    It is said that a board in which all the cards are of different suits (on the Flop or Turn) or when there’s no Flush p...

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    Run it twice

    This is an option given to the players who are all in on a Cash Game hand. It can be found in high stakes games where pl...

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    Represent

    When a player is bluffing, he is just trying to represent a strong hand which he actually does not have. When representi...

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    Railbird

    People who are spectators of a game are known as Railbirds. This applies to both Live and Online Poker games.

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    Rabbit hunting

    When a player folds his hand, he is often curious to see what would come on turn or the river, to see if his draw w...

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    Range

    When poker players use term 'range', they refer to a group of hands rather than one particular hand. Ranges are muc...

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    Razz

    Low variation of Seven Card Stud: the lowest five-card hand wins the pot. The best possible Razz hand is the wheel:...

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    Reverse implied odds

    Concept of reverse implied odds is somewhat complicated to pinpoint, but it refers to situations where a player is ...

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    ROI

    Short for Return on Investment. ROI is calculated using a simple formula: amount won (profit) / amount invested x 100.

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    Rounders

    Players who spend a lot of time in a casino, mostly playing but also sometimes hustling and looking for edges....