Poker Dictionary
February 4th, 2010 by Miranda

Poker is a popular game that has a fan base of countless of active fanatics everywhere around the world. The game is comprised of players analyzing their personal hands in advance of completing a wild guess as to what cards the other gamblers have in their hands. The different versions of poker games are Texas Holdem, Seven Card Stud, Omaha Poker, the Hi/Lo version, Five Card Stud, and Five Card Draw. There are poker websites that provide information about the different phrases used in the game. These phrases are highly confusing and will require a while to learn. Nonetheless, knowing these phrases is very critical, as players rely them constantly while gambling in a poker game, regardless if they are amateurs or masters.

The term ‘aces up’ applies to a pair of aces and an additional pair. ‘Active player’ predominantly means a player who is still very much involved in a hand. ‘All blue and all Pink’ refers to a gambler has a identical suited cards spades, diamonds, hearts, or clubs. ‘Blank card’ means that the card has very little value in the hand. The phrase, ‘deal’ refers to the action of giving out cards to players or maintaining the cards on the boards. This term corresponds to the complete process from breaking the deck to giving out the cards and up to when the pot has been won, therefore ending that deal.

Other general phrases used in the game of poker are discard, drawing dead, flop, Fourth Street, kicker, lock up, loose game, and muck. It’s essential to reference a complete list of poker terms while learning to play the game. There are poker sites that are especially devoted to offering material about routinely used poker words. They provide a separate part where the meaning of these phrases are listed accompanied with an example of the permitted situation to use these words.

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