Poker Terms and Definitions

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

Three bet (3-bet)

The act of raising after an initial bet and raise on any of the four streets. In pre-flop, the three...

Turn

A turn is the card that is dealt on the board between the flop and river cards in a game of poker. ...

Two pair

A two pair is a hand where a player has two different pairs of cards. This hand is stronger than a s...

Tight

A poker player who is tight is one who rarely plays hands unless they believe they have a strong cha...

Tre

Tre is the term colloquially given to the 3 card in poker. It is the second lowest card in poker aft...

Top pair

A Top Pair is the highest pair a player has in a hand. If the strongest hands held by players are pa...

Top set

A Top Set is the highest set a player has in a hand. If the strongest hands held by more than one pl...

Tell

A tell is a piece of information given by a player due to his body language, facial expression or st...

Tilt

A player who is on "tilt" is one who has let their emotions effect them during a poker game. This us...

Table stakes

Only the money at the table plays. The player cannot just add the money during a hand and decid...

Texture

In the community card games, term texture is used when describing the board, e.g. are there man...

Tight-aggressive

A playing style which entails playing only good hands and playing them very aggressively once y...

Target tournament

A qualifying tournament; a tournament for which a satellite awards seats.

Top kicker

The best possible kicker (side card) with your hand. For example, Pairing an Ace with A-K will alway...

Three-bet

Raising the initial raise. When one player raises, the other player reraises and then the first...

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