Poker is a popular card game. This gambling game is not only dependant on the lady-luck but also it required some skills and game strategies. Poker is ideally played between 6-7 members.
Let’s comprehend some of the basic poker terminologies and their meaning:
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Here the player puts all of his possessed chips into the pot. The player is called an ‘all in’ which signifies that he won’t participate are any more bets apart from his all-in amount.
Ante: This refers to the mandatory bet that the entire player needs to make to continue playing
Backdoor: A backdoor hand in poker needs both the turn card and river card
Bad beat: This signifies a good hand which is beaten by a better hand. The better hand was previously way behind but managed to get the blessings of the lady luck
Big Slick: The hand of Ace king is given the name of big slick
Blinds: These are the obligatory bets placed intentionally to make the player blind
Bluff: making a bet with the hope that your opponent will fold and you will eventually win the pot
Calling Station: The player who calls too often is known as a calling station. This is quite a derogatory term
Cards Speak: Here the values of the cards speak for themselves
Donkey: An opponent who is not playing well and wasting his money
Drawing Dead: This happens in a draw where the player will lose no matter whichever card he has got
Fish: This is similar to a donkey and refers to someone who is not playing well
Gutshot: This is a straight draw with only four outs
Heads up: this happens when someone plays against a single opponent
Isolate: Isolation encourages one or more players to fold
Limp: when the players bet their absolute minimum then it is called as limp.
Monster: Refers to a strong hand who is a sure-shot winner
Muck – Muck is nothing but a pile of dead cards
Nuts – Refers to the best available hand on the board.
Out – The bout card that ameliorates your hand and makes you a winner
Rags – These are the futile cards
Rainbow – Contains three or four board cards of different suits
Runner-Runner – This refers to the hand having both the turn and the river cards.
Sandbag – Here a game strategy is used and players hide the strength in their hand by playing slow previously to make more money later
String Bet – Here the player does an illegal move and does not declare to wish to raise but instead puts out chips to call
Tilt – An aggressive player who is desperate to win is called a tilt
Under the Gun – This refers to the player at the end of the button who should act first.
Wheel –It consists of Ace-2-3-4-5. This is also commonly termed as a bicycle wheel or just a bike.
Hence the below terminologies will help you to understand this addictive game in a better way. This can also be played online and the adrenaline rush can be felt.