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Glossary of poker terms. The following is a glossary of poker terms used in the card game of poker.

Glossary of poker terms

It supplements the Glossary of card game terms. Besides the terms listed here, there are thousands of common and uncommon poker slang terms. This is not intended to be a formal dictionary; precise usage details and multiple closely related senses are omitted here in favor of concise treatment of the basics. A[edit] ace-to-five, ace-to-six act To make a play (bet, call, raise, or fold) at the required time. Action A player's turn to act. Action button action card In Texas hold 'em or other community card games, a card appearing on the board that causes significant betting action because it helps two or more players. Action only In many cardrooms, with respect to an all-in bet, only a full (or half) bet can be reraised. Active player A player still involved in the pot. Add-on In a live game, to buy more chips before you have busted. Advertising aggressive, aggression aggression factor (AF) air all in angle ante ante off any two bank.

List of poker hands. Examples of poker hand categories in descending order In poker, players construct hands of playing cards according to predetermined rules, which vary according to which variant of poker is being played.

List of poker hands

These hands are compared using a hand ranking system that is standard across all variants of poker, the player with the highest-ranking hand winning that particular deal in most variants of poker. In some variants, the lowest-ranking hand can win or tie. General rules[edit] The following rules apply to the ranking of all poker hands.

A hand typically consists of five cards. Individual cards are ranked A (highest), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 (lowest). Hands are ranked first by category, then by individual card ranks; even the lowest hand that qualifies in a certain category defeats all hands in all lower categories. Poker strategy. Poker is a popular card game that combines elements of chance and strategy.

Poker strategy

There are various styles of poker, all of which share an objective of presenting the least probable or highest-scoring hand. A poker hand is a configuration of five cards, either held entirely by a player or drawn partly from a number of shared, community cards. Players bet on their hands in a number of rounds as cards are drawn, employing various mathematical and intuitive strategies in an attempt to better opponents. Given the game's many different forms and various dynamics, poker strategy becomes a complex subject. This article attempts to introduce only the basic strategy concepts. The fundamental theorem of poker[edit] Pot odds, implied odds and poker probabilities[edit] The relationship between pot odds and odds of winning is one of the most important concepts in poker strategy.

Implied odds is a more complicated concept, though related to pot odds. Deception[edit] Position[edit] Reasons to raise[edit] Example. Poker. A game of Texas hold 'em in progress.


"Hold 'em" is a popular form of poker. Poker has gained in popularity since the beginning of the twentieth century, and has gone from being primarily a recreational activity confined to small groups of enthusiasts, to a widely popular activity, both for participants and spectators, including online, with many professional players and multi-million dollar tournament prizes. History[edit] English actor Joseph Cowell reported in his memoirs[1] that the game was played in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1829, with a deck of 20 cards, and four players betting on which player's hand was the most valuable.[2] Jonathan H.

Green's book, An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling (G. Modern tournament play became popular in American casinos after the World Series of Poker (WSOP) began, in 1970.[5] Notable champions from these early WSOP tournaments include Johnny Moss, Amarillo Slim, Bobby Baldwin, Doyle Brunson, and Puggy Pearson.