More than 162 Poker terms & expressions
If you are new to the world of online Poker, the wealth of Poker related terminology might be a bit overwhelming at
first. For that reason we have compiled this glossary. This list is not exhaustive, but we aim to provide you with a comprehensive reference that explains interesting and colorful internet terminology you are likely to encounter in the online casino world. Although it's not essential for you to be familiar with all these terms in order to play the game, they're still good to know.
PairAn online Poker hand comprised of two cards of the same type.
Pocket CardsThe two cards dealt to you at the beginning of an online Texas Holdem Poker hand that no one else is entitled to see.
Pocket PairA hold'em starting hand with two cards of the same rank, making a pair.
Poker FaceA blank expression that does not reveal anything about the cards being held. Often used outside the world of poker.
PositionRefers to the order in which players are seated around the table. A player "has position" on opponents acting before him and is "out of position" to opponents acting after him.
Because players act in clockwise order, a player "has position" on opponents seated to his right, except when the
opponent has the buttonIn poker, the buck or dealer button is a marker used to indicate the player who is dealing or, in casino
games with a house dealer, the player who acts last on that deal. and certain cases in the first betting round of games
with blindsA blind or blind bet is a forced bet placed into the pot by one or more players before the deal begins..
Position BetA bet that is made more due to the strength of the bettor's position than the strength of the bettor's cards.
PostTo put in a blindA forced bet (or partial bet) put in by one or more players before any cards are dealt.
Typically, blinds are put in by players immediately to the left of the button. bet, generally required when you first sit down in a cardroom game.
You may also be required to post a blind if you change seats at the table in a way that moves you away from the blinds.
Example: a player leaves one seat at a table and takes another in such a way that he moves farther from the blinds.
He is required to post an extra blindA blind put in by a player just entering the game, returning to the game, or otherwise
changing his position at the table. to receive a hand.
Pot LimitThe highest bet that you are allowed to place is always equal to the existing pot.
Pot OddsThis is the odds you are getting when you are drawing, without considering future bets. Basically, if you are drawing to hit your hand, you want to make sure there is enough
money in the pot to justify drawing. The way you do this is you calculate your expected value of hitting your hand, which is called pot odds. Or in other words: the ratio of the current
size of the pot to the cost of a contemplated call. Say, the pot contains $100, and a player must call $10 to stay in the hand, then the player has 100 to 10, which
equals 10 to 1 (commonly expressed as 10:1), pot odds.
Pot, theThe amount of money and sum of the bets being wagered on in a game.
PreflopThe stage of a hold'em game when you have two cards in your hand and there are no cards on the board yet.