To bet everything you have and have all your chips in the middle.
Losing a hand that you were a favorite to win.
The person seated two places to the left of the dealer. This player places the big blind before the cards are dealt, which is an amount that is usually twice the small blind.
The money that is put into the pot before the cards are dealt.
Playing in a way to try to get your opponents to fold, when you do not hold strong cards.
To match another player’s bet.
A poker game played for cash, as opposed to a tournament.
Also known as the river, it is the final community card dealt in Texas hold’em and Omaha. It is the third card dealt in seven card stud.
A term for weak players, as opposed to strong players who can be known as sharks as they prey on the fish.
The first three community cards that are dealt in one go in hold’em and Omaha games.
Also known as the turn, this is the fourth community card dealt in Texas hold’em and Omaha games.
A situation where there are only two players left in the game.
Cards that are dealt face down to you in hold’em and stud games.
The best possible hand is known as the nuts.
A card that will give you a top hand is known as an out.
The money in the middle. This is the money that all players aim to take home and the winner takes the pot.
To bet more than the previous player.
The last community card dealt in hold’em and Omaha games. Also known as fifth street in hold’em and Omaha or seventh street in stud.
The player one place to the left of the dealer who has to place the small blind before the cards are dealt. This amount is usually half the size of the small bet.
A tell is a mannerism or behavior that hints as to the cards in the person’s hand. Opponents use tells to read the strength of their opponents’ hands.
The first face up card to be dealt in stud games.
A tight player is one who only plays good hands and fold weak hands.
Going on tilt means that you are not playing with a clear head.
As opposed to a cash game, a tournament may have any number of entrants and requires you to play until you are knocked out or you win.
The fourth community card to be dealt in hold’em and Omaha games.