Glossary of poker terms. The following is a glossary of poker terms used in the card game of poker.
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 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.
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 The following rules apply to the ranking of all poker hands. Poker strategy. Poker is a popular card game that combines elements of chance and 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. 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.