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There are 185 entries in the glossary.
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Term Definition
Ace HighA five card hand that has one Ace. The hand has no pair, flush or straight in it.
Aces FullA full house with 3 aces and any other pair.
Aces UpA hand that has two pairs, one being Aces.
All-InWhen a player bets all their chips on the hand.
American AirlinesA pair of Aces.
AnteMoney contributed to the pot before a hand has begun.
Bad BeatWhen a better hand is beaten by a lucky draw.
Belly BusterAn inside straight draw.
BetTo place money into the pot.
Bet the potWhen a player bets the amount equal to the pot.
BicycleA straight that is A-2-3-4-5.
Big BlindA designated amount that is placed by the player sitting in the second position, clockwise from the dealer, before any cards are dealt. (Players joining a game in progress must post a Big Blind, but may do so from any position.)
Big SlickA hand that contains an A-K.
BlindThe bet(s) that must be made by the two players sitting directly to the dealer's left which will start the action on the first round of betting. The blinds are posted before any cards are dealt. (A "Blind" bet is one that is made in the dark without looking at your cards.)
Blind RaiseWhen a player raises without looking at his hand.
BluffTo make other players believe that one has a better hand than he/she might otherwise have by betting or raising when they do not have the best hand.
BoardcardsThe cards that are dealt face-up in a poker game for all players to see. In flop games, five cards are dealt face-up in the center of the table. In Seven Card Stud, four cards are dealt face-up in front of each player.
Bottom PairWhen a player uses the lowest card on the flop to make a pair with one of his own cards.
Bring-InThe forced bet made on the first round of betting by the player who is dealt the lowest card showing in Seven Card Stud and Stud 8 or Better. In Razz (Lowball) it is the highest card showing
BroadwayAn Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10).
BulletsA pair of Aces.
BumpTo bump or raise the pot.
ButtonAlso known as the dealer button, it is a small round disk that is moved from player to player in a clockwise direction following each hand, to theoretically indicate the dealer of each hand.
Buy-InThe minimum amount of money required by a player to sit down in a particular poker game.
CallWhen a player chooses to match the previous bet.
Call ColdTo call both a bet and raise(s).
CapTo take the last of the maximum amount of raises allowed per round of betting.
CardroomThe room or space in a casino where poker is played.
Case ChipsA player's last chips.
Cash OutTo leave a game and convert your chips to cash.
CheckWhen it's a player's turn to act and there has been no action in front of them and he opts not to bet, he "checks."
Check-RaiseWhen a player first checks and then raises in a betting round after another player had bet.
ChopTo return the blinds to the players who posted them and move on to the next hand if no other players call. It also means to "split the pot".
CollusionWhen two or more players conspire to cheat in a poker game.
Community CardsCards that are face-up and used by all players.
CowboysTwo Kings.
Dead Man's HandTwo pair - Aces and Eights (Wild Bill Hickock was shot in the back while playing this hand).
DeucesA pair of Twos.
Door CardThis is the first exposed card, or "up" card, in a player's hand in Stud games.
Down CardHole cards. Cards that are dealt face down.
Doyle BrunsonIt's a Holdem hand consisting of a 10-2 (Brunson won the world championship two years in a row on the final hand with these cards).
Draw LowballForm of poker where each player is dealt five cards with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones and the low hand wins.
Draw PokerForm of poker where each player is dealt five cards down with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones to attempt to make a better hand.
DropTo Fold.
DucksA pair of Twos.
Early PositionPosition on a round of betting where the player must act before most of the other players at the table. (It's considered the two positions located to the left of the Blinds. )
Fifth StreetAlso known as the "river" card. In flop games, this represents the fifth community card on the table and the final round of betting. In Stud games, this is the fifth card dealt to each player and represents the third round of betting.
Five-card DrawA poker game in which the player is dealt five cards down. They have one draw to replace them and the best high hand wins the pot.
Five-card StudA poker game in which each player is dealt five cards, one down and four up, with betting after 2, 3, 4, & 5 cards.
Flat CallCalling a bet without raising.

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