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Poker Terminology


Aces Up

Aces up refers to a hand consisting of two pairs, in which a pair is aces.


An action can refer to a player's turn to play, bet or raise. It can also refer to the number of bets in a pot.

Action Card

Action Card refers to a card on the turn that has the potential of improving the hand of multiple players, thereby causing a lot of action.


Add-on refers to an additional amount of tournament chips offered at a specific price. It is usually available during registration, a particular break, or a tournament.


Also known as playing poker 'in the zone'. This refers to when you play poker with the best mindset or mental state.

Aggression Factor

Aggression Factor, AF for short, is a statistic used in online poker database software. It expresses the ratio between a player's aggressive actions (betting and raising) and their calls.

Air | "Air, also known as Airball, refers to a weak hand with little or no value."


Alias refers to a player's online screen name.


All-in in poker is when a player puts all his chips in the middle.


Also referred to as 'Angle Shooting' and refers to manipulating the rules of the game to gain an unfair advantage.


Ante refers to a small bet all players must make before a hand is dealt.



Backdoor, also known as 'runner runner', refers to a hand that requires two consecutive cards on the turn and river to make a strong hand.


A Backer is an investor that provides a poker player with a bankroll and receives some percentage of the player's profit in return.


Backing refers to lending money to a poker player and receiving a percentage of their profits.


A Backraise refers to a re-raise made by a player who has earlier called for a bet or raise during the same round of betting.

Bad beat

A bad beat is when a player loses the hand of poker despite holding a strong hand either to a stronger hand or resulting from a suck out.

Bad beat jackpot

A bad beat jackpot is a significant prize given to a player who loses a hand despite having an extremely strong hand.

Bad beat story

This is the retelling of a bad beat.


Bankroll refers to the total amount available to a poker player to play poker.

Bankroll Management

Bankroll Management is playing poker at levels you can afford in relation to the money available.

Belly Buster

Belly buster, also known as 'gutshot straight draw', is used to describe an inside straight draw'.


Bet refers to making the first wager on the flop, turn or river.

Bet Into

Bet Into refers to taking the initiative from a player on the previous street by betting instead of checking.

Big Bet

A Big Bet is the larger of the two assigned bet-sizes used on the latest streets, such as; turn and river in fixed-limit games.

Big Bet Game

A big bet game refers to a poker game that utilizes a no-limit betting structure instead of a fixed-limit betting structure

Big Blind

The Big Blind is a necessary pre-flop bet made by the poker player seated directly to the left of the small blind and is also positioned two seats to the dealer's left.

Big Slick

Big slick is a term used for the poker hand Ace king.


Blank is also known as a '_Brick' or a 'rag'. _It is a card that does not influence the action in any way.


Performing an action Blind implies that you do it without looking at your cards.


A blocker is also known as card removal or combinatorics. It refers to a card held by a player, which makes it difficult for an opponent to have a hand made up of the card.

Blocker Bet

A blocker bet is also known as a Block bet, and it is a small bet made by a player out of position to discourage an opponent from making a larger bet.

Blue Chips

Blue chips are the highest-value chips that are present in a classic three-color poker set. It is usually $10; this value can, however, vary.


A Bluff refers to a bet or raises made with a weak hand to make the opponent fold a stronger hand.


Bluffcatch refers to calling with a hand that can only win if your opponent is bluffing.

Bluff catcher

A Bluff Catcher is a hand that can beat the bluff in your opponent's betting range.


Board is a collection of community cards in variants such as in Texas Hold'em and Omaha and are available to all the players. In stud games, the board is referred to as up cards dealt in front of each player and is only available to that player.

Board Coverage

Board Coverage refers to the degree of connection between a player's range of hands and all the possible flops, turns and rivers


A boat is also known as a full house, which refers to a hand that contains both three of a kind and a pair.

Bomb Pot

Bomb Pot is a hand where all the players agree to put a particular amount of money in the pot at the beginning of the hand before cards are dealt.


Bots refer to non-human players that are present on the tables. They are illegal on most sites and are not ethical to use.

Bottom Pair

'Bottom Pair' is a pair made with the lowest ranked community card on the board and one hole card.


Bounty in Bounty/knockout tournament refers to a set amount of prize money that is won for each professional player you knock out.


Bring-in refers to a forced payment by the player with the worst upcard.


'Brick' is also referred to as a blank or rag, and it refers to a card that seems not to affect anyone's range of hands.

Brick and Mortar

Brick and Mortar refers to a company with a physical space from which its operations are carried out.


Broadway, also known as Broadway straight, is a ten-to-ace straight, and the cards that make up this are referred to as Broadway cards.


This is an acronym that stands for Bankroll Management. It involves the practice or strategy of playing poker at stakes you can afford.


Bubble in a tournament refers to a stage just before any player makes the prize pool.

Bum hunter

Bum hunter refers to a poker player who only plays against weak opposition and, at times, stalks weak opponents.


Dealers Burn cards in live poker games to minimize the possibility of cheating. The top card is discarded before each betting round, and the second card is dealt.


Busted, also known as felted, referred to a draw in a tournament with missed cards and was not completed.


This refers to the dealer's position, and it is the most profitable position at the poker table, usually the last to act. It is positioned at the right of the small blind and to the left of the cutoff (CO).


Buy-in refers to the amount required to partake in a poker game.

Buy the Button

Buying the Button is an option offered to a new player to sit between the Button and a small blind at a game.



To call in poker refers to matching an existing bet in a current round of betting.

Calling the Clock

Calling the Clock is a rule that stops players from taking too much time by giving a set time to make a decision or risk his hand being declared dead.

Calling Station

Calling Station is a term that refers to a bad poker player that calls bets too frequently without actually raising them.

Calling your bluff

'Calling your bluff' is a term that refers to an opponent suspecting your bluff and making the correct call


Cap refers to the limit placed on the number of raises that are allowed in a single round of betting.

Card dead

Card dead is a term that refers to being on a run where you're only dealt bad cards, and you fold most of the time.

Card Removal

Card Removal is also known as 'the blocker effect, and this refers to the effect holding has on the possible combinations of hands that the opponent can hold


The case refers to the last card of a certain rank in the deck.

Case Card

Case card refers to the last card available in a particular rank.

Cash game

Cash game refers to a poker game in which chips represent real money, and players are free to come and go at their wish


C-game refers to playing poker games with a poor mental state.


Cashing refers to the ability to last long enough in a tournament in order to reach payouts.


Catch, also known as 'catching a card', refers to being dealt the cards that are necessary for a strong winning


Chase refers to calling a bet without having proper pot odds with the hope of completing a draw


To Check means taking no action or wager and passing it on to the player on the left

Check in the dark

This refers to checking on the current betting round with waiting to check which community cards are being dealt


Checkout is similar to folding out of turn, and it refers to folding without facing a bet instead of checking.


Check-Raise is a deceptive play that indicates a strong hand and occurs when a player

Chinese Poker

Chinese poker is a poker variant where the cards are arranged in three rows. These rows are compared against the opponent's rows to see who wins points. The points are awarded based on the player that deals the strongest hands

Chip and a Chair

Chip and a chair refer to the idea that a player can still win a tournament despite being down to their last chip.

Chip Dumping

Chip dumping is illegal and forbidden in any poker game. It is the act of facilitating illegal money transfers using online poker.

Chip leader

Chip leader refers to the player with the highest number of chips at a given time in the tournament.

Chip Race

Chip Race refers to removing small denomination chips from a tournament after which the blinds have risen to a level, and it's now unnecessary


Chop refers to splitting the pot among two players with equal hand strength.

Clicking it back

Clicking it back refers to when players click a button to raise.

Coin flip

Coin flip refers to a situation where two players have an equal chance of winning a hand.

Cold call

A cold call refers to calling one or more raises after a bet. The player calls both the original bet and the raise in a cold call.

Cold deck

Cold deck refers to getting a bad run of cards.


Collision refers to cheating that involves two or more players working together.

Color Up

Color up refers to trading low-value denomination chips for large-value ones towards the end of a tournament.


Combos refer to the different card combinations that are possible and make up a starting hand.

Community Cards

Community cards are cards placed at the center of the table that all players use to draw their 5 card hands.


Complete is a term usually used in limit games, and it is the act of increasing the minimum bet to a full-size bet.


'Connector' is a hand made up of two cards of consecutive ranks.

Continuation bet

Betting on a current street after being the last aggression on the previous street is referred to as a continuation bet


A cooler is when a player with a very strong hand loses to a player with an even stronger hand and usually loses the maximum amount of chips.


Counterfeit refers to a situation where a previously strong hand loses its value due to community cards making a better hand.


Cowboys refers to a nickname given to a pocket pair of kings, which is the second-best starting hand in Texas Hold'em


Cracking a hand refers to outdrawing or beating a stronger hand, such as beating pocket aces.


Cripple implies that you've made such a strong hand that your opponent can't ever outdraw you.

Cross book

Cross-book refers to a bet between two players in the same tournament or cash game.

Crying call

The crying call is a term used for calling bets in situations where you're not confident about winning


Cutoff refers to a position at the poker table at the dealer button's direct right.


Dark bet

A dark bet refers to an action taken by the player without looking at his or her cards or before the dealer deals the next street.

Dead blind

Dead blind refers to the blind in which the player that posted it does not have the option of raising it even if every other player called.

Dead hand

Dead hand refers to a hand that's dealt to a player who can't participate in the hand as a result of foul play

Dead Money

Dead money refers to extra chips in the pot which are not part of any active player's bet and can be easily won by the player willing to take aggressive action.


Dealer refers to the player in the button position. The dealer is responsible for dealing cards and distributing pots in a poker game. It is passed clockwise after each round.

Dealer's choice

Dealer's choice is a poker game where the dealer can decide the poker variant that will be played in the coming hand or orbit.

Deep stack

A deep stack is a large stack in a cash game, usually more than 100 big blinds. It also refers to a tournament with a starting stack that is higher when compared to blinds and antes.

Delay C-bet

Delay C-bet, short for delay continuation bet, refers to betting on a turn after checking back on the flop as a preflop aggressor.


Deuce is another term that refers to a card ranked with the value of two.

Dirty stack

A dirty stack refers to a chip stack that is not properly organized.


Discard in draw poker games refers to eliminating a card or more from your current hands and drawing new cards from the deck.


A dog is short for the underdog, and it refers to the player that is less likely to win a hand.

Dominated hand

A dominated hand is one that is less likely to win against another hand


Domination refers to a weak draw or hand running against a bigger draw or hand, and there's plenty of action

Donk bet

Donk bet is made by an out-of-position player who was not previously an aggressor in the previous street.


A donkey refers to a weak and unskilled player, also known as a donk or fish.

Door Card

The door card in stud games refers to the first card dealt to a player.

Double suited

Double-suited hand in Omaha refers to the one in which a player's starting hand is made up of two cards of one suit and two cards of another.

Double up

To double up after winning an all-in means doubling the size of our chip stacks.


A downswing refers to a cumulative loss that happens over a prolonged period, and it's the opposite of an upswing.


A draw is an incomplete poker hand that needs additional cards to complete its hand.

Draw poker

A draw poker describes common poker variants where players can remove and draw new cards to make a stronger hand.

Drawing dead

Drawing dead is where you play a hand that cannot win against the opponent, even if the hand improves.

Drawing Thin

Drawing Thin is one step below drawing dead if it refers to chasing a hand that's life but has a low chance of winning.


A dry board has a texture that does not allow any straight or draw flush.


Ducks in the Hold'em Poker variant is another word for a pair of twos/deuces.


Early Position

Early position refers to the first two or three seats that are directly clockwise of the blind.

Effective Stacks

Effective Stacks are the smaller of the two stacks in play


Equity is the amount of pot belonging to a player based on his/her likelihood of winning. It is usually measured in percentage.

Equity Denial

Equity Denial is when a player is prevented from realizing his equity by making him fold before the end of the game.

Equity Realization

Equity Realization refers to the percentage of the pot a hand is expected to win based on the post-flop variables at play and raw equity.

Expected Value

Expected value, also known as EV, refers to the amount of money a particular action is expected to win or lose.


An exploitative strategy is one in which the imbalances in your opponents' strategy.

Exposed Cards

Exposed cards refer to cards that are accidentally or purposefully dealt up.


Family Pot

This refers to a pot in which most players don't fold at the initial betting round and every member calls.

Fast fold Poker

Also known as zoom poker refers to an online poker cash game variant where players are dealt another hand after folding at a new table.

Fast Play

Fast play refers to betting and raising aggressively after holding a strong hand.


A hand is referred to as a favorite if it has a statistical advantage to win another hand.

Final Hand

'Final hand' is the player's final ranking after all the cards are dealt.

Final Table

'Final table' refers to the remaining players in a tournament that can occupy a single table

Flat Call

Used interchangeably with smooth calling and flatting, and it's a situation where other options are considered


Float refers to a call made with speculative holding to bluff at a later street


Flop refers to the first three communities in Hold'em or Omaha communities that are dealt face up during the said betting round


To fold is to give up by placing your cards on the table face down and losing whatever you have a bet. Players fold when they think their hand is too weak and incapable of competing with other players.

Fold Equity

Fold equity is the probability that a player will fold against a bet or raise.

Forced Bet

Forced bet refers to the bet required to start an action in a hand.

Forward Motion

This rule assumes that any chips moved to the center of the table by a player have been committed to the pot.

Four Bet

This refers to the fourth bet in a betting sequence.

Four of a Kind

This refers to a hand with all four cards of the same rank.

Free Card

Free Card is a card dealt after all Ayers checks such that all players get to see without placing additional money into the pot

Free Roll

Free Roll is a tournament that does not require buy-in or entry fees.


Freezeout refers to a tournament that does not allow rebuys or reentry.

Full House

This is a hand that comprises three of a kind and another pair

Full Ring

Full Ring is a poker game comprising a table of nine or ten players. It's usually found in live casinos.


Game Theory Optimal

Also known as GTO and it is the perfect mathematical approach to playing poker and avoiding being exploited by other opponents


This is the gap present between cards of consecutive ranks.


Gutshot is also known as an inside straight draw, and it's a hand with four non-consecutive cards


A term used for someone who has poker a lot and consistently wins and builds up profit slowly.



a phrase used to describe a bottom card that sticks out when base dealing

Hand for hand

This is a phase in poker games where each table must complete its ongoing hand before the game advances to the following hand.

Hand History

A hand history is a log of a poker hand played online.

Heads up

A hand with just two players is known as a "heads-up."

Heads-up Display

In online poker, a Heads-Up Display (HUD) is a device that tracks and shows actual statistics about your competitors.


An undefeated streak or solid run of decks is referred to as a "heater."


When recounting a hand history, the player from whose standpoint observers or spectators hear is referred to as the "hero."

Hero Call/Folds

Once a player must choose between folding and calling. Hero calls may occur when a player calls a significant bluff with a relatively poor hand. Hero folds can happen when a player folds a very good hand under the impression that a rival has a winning hand.


Hi-Lo refers to poker forms where the pot is shared between the top high hand and the best-matching low hand. The player who has the top high hand and best low hand simultaneously earns the entire pot.

High Hand

In each poker game, the High Hand is the winning hand.

High Roller

Gamblers who play in high-stakes games are referred to as "High Rollers."

High Stakes

Played games with the greatest rivalry


The player in the Hijack position at the poker table is the one who is situated two spaces left from the Button.


A card that results in a good hand when it lands.

Hit and Run

Refers to a situation in which a person enters a paid game, earns big, and then exits right away.


Foremost common poker variation, sometimes known as the "Cadillac of Poker."

Hole Cards

The cards that are delivered are laid on the ground, and only the player may see them

Home Game

A home-based game is one that is enjoyed privately independent of a casino.


The location where a poker game is played and profitable.

Hyper Turbo

A style of poker competition (or sit and go) featuring a brisk blind schedule and small starting amounts



"Independent Chip Modelling" describes a mathematical method of giving competition chips actual financial metrics.

Implied odds

The sum of money a player anticipates winning if his or her pull is successful and they have a good card

Inside straight

An inside straight draw, sometimes referred to as a gutshot straight, is a hand that contains four cards that are not successive straights and only a single hand that can finish the thread.


A separate bet was placed with a fellow player at the table. Hero will get an insurance payout from a different player if his hand falters.


ITM, short for "in the money," in poker, refers to players who have made it through the barrier and are now eligible to win money.



When a hand with exceptional strength is defeated, several poker rooms and casinos award a "bad beat jackpot."


Slang expression for pushing all the way in.


Added card to a deck of cards, usually bearing a depiction of a pretender. In poker, jokers can occasionally be utilized as wild cards.



The kicker in a poker hand is the highest card that isn't a portion of a formed hand.

Kill Pot

Placing over blinds to increase a hand's limit and encourage play.

Knockout Tournament

It's a competition in which bounties make up a portion of the prize money.



It's shorthand for a pair of pocket queens (QQ).


Refers to "Loose Aggressive" and refers to a player who aggressively plays multiple opening cards.

Last longer

Participants in a tournament place a bet on a separate wager to determine who can last the longest.


A player who holds the best hand at any particular time


A level is a time frame during which the blinds stay constant.


This relates directly to chips that, even though they are not now in play, still have an impact on the best course of action.


A poker variation where the size of the permitted bets and the betting pattern is predetermined.


Describes the action of just declaring in the absence of a raise during the opening betting session.


The total betting approach is used in a specific hand across many streets.

Live Cards

It's used to describe a weak hand that is still alive and has a likelihood of winning.

Low stakes

The stakes for low-stakes games are higher than those for micro-stakes poker but lower than those for mid-stakes games.



A word that is used synonymously with "slowplaying" or "trapping." It means to deceitfully play a powerful hand using passive lines like checking and calling.


A game with prizes that include tickets to a major game

Scare Card

A scare card is a shared card that is thought to have helped an opponent build a powerful hand. It typically terrifies other players in the hand, making them win games and check rather than gamble.


Refers to taking home the entire pot; it is frequently used to describe doing so when playing high-low split games or raking the pot twice.


Semi-bluffing is the act of wagering or advancing on a draw that may be in the red in terms of equity but could turn around to win on subsequent streets


Refers to how the cards were arranged. For instance, a straight in poker is made up of five cards that are ranked consecutively

Set Mining

Making a pre-flop raise with a pocket pair in the hopes of flopping a set

Set Over Set

When two distinct opponents in a hand both hold a set (also known as three of a kind)

Short Handed

Describes a poker table with no more than six players. For instance, short-handed poker is a variation of heads-up poker.

Short Stack

Playing with a short stack entails having a small number of chips compared to the blinds.


When you shove, you fully commit and place all of your chips into the game. A shove is often referred to as a jam or push.


Refers to showing your hand's strength to select the winner.

Show Hand

To reveal the value of your hole cards after the hand has ended

Showdown Value

Showdown value refers to the probability that a hand will prevail in a showdown on a particular board


A phrase that can mean "remarkably cool" or "unbelievably unlucky". The precise meaning is determined by the specific situation.

Side game

Side games are plainly cash games that take place concurrently with a sizable contest

Side Pot

When one player has already made an all-in bet, but there are still players left in the hand who have chips to play with, a second pot is created.

Single raised pot

A single raised pot (SRP) is one where just one player raises, and everyone else in the hand simply calls (as opposed to re-raising).

Sit and Go

A particular style of poker tournament begins after a certain threshold of participants is met.


Slow playing aims to keep players in the hand or provoke a bluff by playing a good hand in a weak style.

Slow roll

A slow roll occurs when a player takes too long to reveal a strong hand before the showdown or takes too long to call a wager or raise before the showdown.

Small Ball

Small Ball is a poker strategy that is typically used in contests. It entails keeping pots small and regularly calling rather than raising them in order to prevent getting potentially eliminated.

Small Blind

In Hold'em and Omaha, the Small Blind is the lesser of two forced "bets." Between the Button and the Big Blind, the Small Blind typically equals half of the Big Blind.

Smooth call

A smooth call, often referred to as flatting or flat calling, is one that is made after alternative possibilities (such as raising) have been taken into account.

Snap-Call, Snap-Raise, or Snap-Fold

Snap describes the action of deliberating quickly before acting.

Soft play

Soft-playing, which involves passive play against friends or partners or other attempts to prevent gaining money from them, is criminal collusion.


A solver is a potent poker tool that presents "optimal" answers to a given user-input scenario.

Splash the pot

Splashing the pot is the act of hurdling chips into the pot disorganized, making it difficult for the dealer to count the bets accurately.


In a split pot poker variation, one sort of hand receives half the pot while a different type receives the other half.


The player at a poker table who draws a lot of attention is known as The Spot (also known as The Mark or The Sucker), primarily because of their inexperience and lack of ability.


SPR, or stack-to-pot ratio, is the amount of the pot on any particular street differentiated by the shortest stack in hand (also known as the effective stack).

Spread Limit

A betting system that allows bets and raises of various sizes from participants. Occasionally regarded as a compromise between fixed-limit and no-limit.

Squeeze play

When one or more callers call the preceding raise, a squeeze play is a re-raise.


In poker, it stands for "single raised pot." It refers to pots in which there was just one raise during the opening round of betting.


To place a wager, especially when an opponent has already demonstrated weakness

Stack-to-pot Ratio

This ratio illustrates the link between the amount in the pot and the number of chips still in the effective stacks.


The sum(s) that participants can wager or pay to buy in are known as stakes.


Lending money to a poker player in exchange for a share of their winnings.

Stand pat

In draw games, this is a legitimate choice. "Stand pat" refers to declining the chance to draw more cards and choosing to stick with the current hand.

Starting Hand

Hole cards are dealt face-down to players at the start of a hand.


Stealing is the act of attempting or succeeding in raising in the hopes of forcing all other players to fold. Raising from a late position in an attempt to force the blinds to fold is a term that is commonly used.


A player is said to be "steaming" if he is extremely enraged, possibly as a result of a bad run of cards.

Steel Wheel

Refers to the straight flush from Ace to Five. Due to its ability to win both the high and low pots in PLO8, this hand is very potent.

Stop and Go

When a player who is not in position calls a raise with the aim to bet when the following card is played, the term "Stop and Go" is used.


A straddle is an additional wager made before any cards are dealt, and the straddler typically ends the pre-flop play.


A straight is a hand that consists of five identical cards, regardless of suit. The straights A-2-3-4-5 and 7-8-9-T-J are two examples.

Straight flush

A straight flush is a five-card row all belonging to the same suit that qualifies as both a straight and a flush.


In various poker variations, a card dealt during a specific betting round is referred to as a street.

String bet

When a player makes a bet or raise, they may not put all of the necessary chips in the center at once.


The term "structure" can be used to describe a variety of various elements relevant to how a particular poker game is played.


When a player has very little equity in hand yet manages to get lucky and beats a much stronger hand, the situation is referred to as a "suck-out."


The Sucker often referred to as the Mark or the Spot, is the poker player who draws a lot of attention because of his or her inexperience and lack of competence.


In Hold'em and Omaha, a beginning hand is referred to as "suited" if the whole cards are all the same suit.


A swap is an arrangement made between competitors in the same competition whereby the competitors exchange a portion of their respective prize money.


Table Stakes

A regulation known as "Table Stakes" states that a player may only wager up to the amount of money on the table.


Tight Aggressive in abbreviation; a description of a player who is proactive and joins the pot with a somewhat tight and powerful range of chips.


A shortened form of "time bank" refers to the practice of contemplating a choice at the tables.


A tell, which can take the shape of actions, words, or time shifts, is a subtle but discernible alteration in a player's conduct that reveals the type of hand they are holding.


The community cards' relationships to one another, such as their corresponding suits or linked ranks, are described by the public cards' texture.

Three Bet

Relates to the third wager in a series of wagers.


A phrase that is largely utilized in Omaha sub variants. Only two of the pairs are significant, but the third Pair adds more opportunities to construct a boat.


When two hands are equal in strength, at which point they split or chop the pot.


A tight poker player only ever plays a small number of hands, and those hands are usually very good. Although playing tight is not always a bad thing, good players frequently employ some variation of the TAG (Tight Aggressive) Strategy.


Refers to playing poker while having a disturbed frame of mind, such as fear, lack of motivation, or, notably, fury.

Time Bank

The supplemental time that players of online poker may choose to use during a hand.

Top and Bottom

The highest and lowest community cards are used to create the two-pair known as Top and Bottom.

Top Pair

Top Pair refers to creating a pair by connecting the rank of the highest division card on the board with a hole card.

Top Two

The two highest cards on the board are used to construct the top two pairs.


A tournament is a poker game with a predetermined buy-in in which all players start with an equal number of chips and play until one player is left.


TPMK, or Top Pair/Medium Kicker, refers to a pair that includes the highest-ranking card on the board and a decent but not exceptional kicker.


Top pair/Top Kicker, or TPTK, refers to possessing a pair with the highest ranking card on the board and the strongest kicker possible.


Top Pair/Weak Kicker, or TPWK, refers to a pair that includes the highest-ranking card on the board and a weak kicker.

Tracking Software

Tracking software includes a number of additional features and tracks poker results.


Trapping is the practice of playing a powerful hand passively in order to convince other players that they can win the pot by making weak bets or checks.


A word frequently used to designate a card with the rank "Three."


Three of a kind, also known as three cards of the same rank, is referred to as trips.


A common tournament format in online poker rooms is called "turbo," when the blind levels rise more quickly than usual.


In Hold'em and Omaha, the fourth card played to the deck is known as the turn.

Turn C-bet

After raising the pre-flop and betting on the flop, one places a bet on the turn.


Represents a pair of unique suits on a board or in a collection of playing cards.


Under the Gun

Under the gun is a term used to analyze a player who is first to act on the first betting round.


Underbet is known as a bet in which its size is less than 50% of the pot.


Under full

Under full is described as a full house made where the three of a kind of lower ranking cards than the Pair.


Upcards are cards that are dealt to the player in stuff face up, making it visible to the entire table.


The upswing is a situation whereby the period of winning of a player is longer than expected, or loss is less than expected.

Up and down straight draw

A down straight draw is known to be an open-ended straight draw between players.

Up the ante

Up the ante is a common expression in joker which means up the stakes.


Value bet

Value bets are bet made by a player who wants them to be called


Variance is the statistical difference between the expected result from the actual result.


A villain is known to be the opponent of any hero.


VPIP is the percentage of hands with which a player puts money into a pot pre-flop without counting any blind posting.


Vulnerability in poker refers to someone who is susceptible to being withdrawn.


Wake Up

Wake up in poker means finding a strong starting hand, most times when there has already been an action in front of the player.


The walk is a situation in poker where players fold to the big blind.


Wash in poker is to mix the deck by spreading the cards facing down on the table and mixing them up, and this is done in most cases by the dealer before shuffling.

Weak Ace

A weak ace in poker is an ace with a low kicker, for instance, four.


Wet describes a board texture with good coordination, which allows for a larger number of possible draws.


The whale is a poker term used to describe a very bad poker player, especially bad players who stake a lot of money in games.


The wheel is a specially strong hand in PLO8, with it having more chance of winning both the high and the low pot.


Whipsaw is a situation in poker where a player is caught in the middle of two raisers and must call each bet because of the pot odds

Wild Cards

Wild cards are assigned cards that can stand for another card of the player's choice in poker.

Window card

A window card, which is also called a door card, is an upcard in poker.


Wired is referred to as a pair on the third street where both of the cards are down cards.


Wraps refer to a term used for an open-ended straight that consists of two board cards and three and four cards from a player's hands.


WSOP is an acronym for World Series of Poker, which is the most prestigious poker event of all time.


WSTD in poker is an acronym for Went To Showdown, which is a measure of how often a player goes to see a showdown after seeing a flop.


WWSF is an acronym for Won When Saw Flop, and it is a measure of how frequently a player goes on to win an entire hand after seeing a flop

Barrel | "Barrel refers to making bets consecutively on multiple streets after being the last aggressor on the previous street"