A Glossary of Poker Terms and Acronyms


Throughout the course of poker playing, there are several terms and acronyms that are used on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are several glossaries that will help you navigate the world of poker. These glossaries will give you a general overview of the terminology used in poker, including the basics.

There are two primary types of games played in a casino. They are: cash games and tournaments. The latter requires a buy-in, which is a set amount of money you must pay to enter a particular game. Often, tournaments will use an ante in the later stages of the game. A player’s bankroll is the total amount of funds that he or she has available to play poker. If you have enough, you can wager up to the amount of the buy-in.

Hold’em is one of the most common variants of the game. It has two hole cards that you are dealt and three community cards that you can use to form your hand. You are not allowed to peek at these cards.

The flop is the second betting round of a poker game. This round is sometimes called the ‘turn’. In Stud, the upcard is the card that is dealt face-up. The flop is often referred to as a set because it contains three cards of the same suit.

The ‘A-Game’ is a term used to describe the optimal mental state. This is the most important thing to know if you’re a beginner in the game. If you are having problems keeping your mind on your hand, you are probably in a C-Game.

The Royal Flush is the best possible hand in the game. It consists of the king, queen, ace, ten, and jack. It is not the most powerful hand, but it is the best.

The ‘bad beat’ jackpot is a large prize that is awarded to the player who loses a hand of poker. If you happen to be the first to make the bad beat, you’re in luck.

The best way to win at poker is to win the game. To do this, you need to make the most of your hand. This can be done by making a protection bet, which is a side wager that folds out your opponent’s equity. There are other ways to do this, such as a backraise or a re-raise. If you do these, you should consider using a float call, which is a bet that is not made to get called by the worse.

The ‘tie’ is a term that is used in poker to refer to two hands that are of equal strength. This is especially useful if your opponents are not that great at poker.

The ‘tournament’ is a type of tournament, in which the winner is the last man standing. It is also a gambit in a draw game. The ‘Stand Pat’ is a legal option to stay with your hand.

The’straight’ is a five-card hand that is consecutive in rank. The’straight flush’ is a five-card hand that uses the same suit.