How to feel the profits at the table: poker vocabulary

For the rich history of poker, which lasts for about 500 years, this game is overgrown with its own terminology, in which a newcomer to understand often is not easy. We will try to facilitate this task by introducing you to all key poker terms.

Senior Ace (Ace-High)

Hand of five cards, with one ace. A hand that does not create any other combinations (steam, street, flash. ).

Active Game, Action (Action)

Any action on the side of the poterist while playing: check / bid / raising bid. It’s also called a game in which players make a lot of ponds.

Active Player (Active Player)

Active player who still stays in the game.

Aggressive Game (Aggressive Game)

The style of the game at which the player raises the bid, makes the kol, raises the bids again, almost never waits or drops cards.

Hill-in (All-in)

The player’s bet on all his chips.

Ante (ante)

This is a must -have for every player before starting a distribution.

Bed Bit (Bad Beat)

A situation when a very strong player’s hand is inferior, before that weaker hand, on the river.

Backdoor (black input)

Situation when you collect a combination thanks to compulsory maps on Torne and River. For example, your pocket cards 10 and ace peak, on the flop comes a tambourine k, cross 6, peak 5. You make a bid and your bid support. On the thorn comes J pic and all make a check. River comes with q peak and you collect flash “from the black course”.

Backraise (Backraise)

So call the situation when the player who initially made the call makes a raise.

Banrol (Bankrol)

This is a certain amount of money you are willing to use to play in poker. Subject to play online is the amount of money available on the player’s account in poker Rum. In a broader sense, these are cash that the player can make at his account at any time.


The term denoting the very fact of adding chips to the bank. In simple words – a bet that the player makes while playing.


The advantage that gets you by estimating the number of accepted rates, circles and rails.

Bet Zhur (Bet The Pot)

Situation when a player is betting equal size of a bank.

Big Blind (Big Blind)

Required Bet The Player Sitting on the left of the Deller button before handing out cards. The size of such a rate is determined by bank limits. Players who joined the game already in the process are required to bet Bellada Big, regardless of the table position.

Big Slik (Big Slick)

An initial hand consisting of cards a, k.

Blinds (Blinds)

Mandatory rates, or “blind” ponds that players on the left of the dealer, despite their cards. Such rates make two players on the left of the dealer who are the first to make decisions during the rates. Blinda are mandatory rates that are made before mapping distribution. There are two kinds in the poker: small blind and large, their sizes are determined by table limits. For example, when playing with limits 2/4, small blind is 2 and a large blind – 4. Small Bellya size is always 2 times smaller than the size of a large blind.

Blind Raise (Blind Raise)

Situation when the player makes a raise before he sees his cards.

Bluff (bluff)

This kind of player behavior who makes or tries to make other players believe that his maps are better than they really. Does it with the help of rails and frequent rates.

Table cards (Board Cards)

General cards that are distributed on the table in front of all players. In Texas Holdm, these are five cards that are laid out during the left game on the right to the center of the table.

Lower pair (Bottom Pair)

A situation when a player uses the lowest card of those on the table to collect a couple with one of his own cards.

Bullets (Bullets)

Another name for a hand pair of aces.

Deller button (Button)

Also called the dealer loaf or dealer. It is a round chip that goes from player to player clockwise indicating the order of distribution and the first word in the rate of ponds.

By-in (buy-in)

This term is used to determine the minimum amount of money that every player is obliged to make in order to take a seat in the game. In other words, a player "Buys" yourself a place at the table.

Count (call)

Align the bid, make the count. In other words, it is to equalize previous rates.

Kep (CAP)

Cape – Last possible rail in this particular game game. There are four types of raises per round, the kep is the latter possible.

Cache out (Cash Out)

Leave the game and exchange the won chips or the remaining ones for money.

Check (Check)

In case the player has not been bid, he can continue the game without making a pond by saying "Check", that is, missing the course.

Check-raise (check-raise)

Situation when the player first makes a check and then raises the bet in the same trading round.

Chop (Chop)

Situation when all players dropped cards in front of the flop. In this case, the blinds return to the players to the left of the dealer.

Dealer (Dealer)

The person who gives out the cards issues the winnings, divides the bank and watching the game. In an online game as a dealer is software. Deller’s place determines the positions of small and large blinds.

Dealer’s position (Dealer’s Position)

This term is used to determine the player who will bet the last in the trading round. This term is also known as the “position on the loaf”.

Tambourines (Diamonds)

One of the four masters.

Disconnect Protection

Players’ protection (providing extra time for a decision), in case of internet breakdown.

Dominated Hand (Dominated Hand)

The original hand of the kicker whose, weaker than in the opponent. Ie A2 is dominated A10 and Q5 is dominated by QJ.

Dominating Hand (Dominating Hand)

The opposite concept "A dominated hand".

Closed Card (Down Card)

Pocket cards that seem face down.


A hand that lacks one card to create a winning combination. This term is usually referred to a potential flash or street.

Drop (Drop)

A situation where the player dumps cards and does not continue the game. Pass.

Düsses (Deuces)

Early position (Early Position)

Players’ position at the table that obliges them to bet before all other players during the trading round. The early position area covers from one to two players to the left of the blinds.

Fifth Street (Fiftth Street)

In the poker flop is a fifth total map that is handed over before the last round of trade. Into the powlery herd is a fifth map that seems to every player and denotes a third circle of trade. Also known as Riveer.

Flop (FLOP)

In Holdm, these are three cards that are given to the center of the table face up before the trade round begins.

Flash (Flush)

A combination of five cards of one suit.

Flash Dro (Flush Draw)

Situation when the player on the hands of four cards of the same suit and he expects to get the heel card of the same suit in the following rounds to collect flash.

Fold (Fold)

Situation when the player drops cards, not wanting to repeat the previous rates.

Quad (four of a kind)

A combination of four cards of one rank. Eg four ladies.

Fourth Street (Fourth Street)

The fourth total card. Also known as Thorn.

Ful-House (Full House)

A combination consisting of three maps of one rank and two more cards of another rank. For example, KK33 is Ful Hous.

Gat Shot (Gut Shot)

The arrow-thre to complete which one map is missing in the middle. For example, a player in the hands of 10 9, and on the flop appeared 6 7 3. Gat Gat Shot, that is, he only needs 8 to gather street.

Hand (hand)

The best five cards that player can use to create a winning combination.

Hedz-up (Heads-Up)

Situation when there are only 2 players in the game who play alone.

Worm (Hearts)

One of four card seals.

High limits (High Limit)

High -ranking.

Let /Low (Hi /Low)

Type of poker games in which the bank is divided into two parts – let and low. In such games, players play not only the highest but also the lowest combinations, counting on one or another part of the bank.


Type of the most popular poker game, well known as Texas Hold. All players are given two pocket cards, as well as five common cards face up to the center of the table, with which players will be able to make the best combinations with their pocket cards in mind.

Jackpot (jackpot)

A prize for a player who has fulfilled pre-set conditions of poker corner. For example, some poker Rums hand jackpot players who lost by having a quads or above.

Kicker (Kicker)

This term denotes the highest odd map that is not part of a combination. For example, to create a combination of quads, a player is enough four cards of five that he has. In this case, the fifth map that has not entered the combination and is called the kicker. In cases where two players managed to gather the same combinations, the winner will be the player with the highest kicker.

Kick IT (Kick It)

Lady (ladies)

Two pocket ladies.

Late Position (Late Position)

The term is used to refer to the player’s position at the poker table, who is on which he is given the opportunity to make a decision after most participants at the table. Most often, the late position area covers one to two players to the right of Batton. The number of participants occupying a late position is determined by the total number of players at the table.

Limit poker (Limit Poker)

Playing in poker that has limitation on upper and lower rates limits as well as the number of rails allowed.

Live Hand (Live Hand)

A hand that has a chance to win a bank.

Low limits (Low Limit)

A game that is conducted with low rates.

Main Bank (Main Pot)

This is the name of the main part of the bank in which all players are bid at the table and each of them is entitled to win the bank. All other minor banks are formed at the expense of the players who went by the Alll-in. For example, for a player who went to Alll -in with fewer money than in the main bank – a minor bank is formed, for which he will continue the game without claiming the main bank.

Average pair (Middle Pair)

A pair of cards that is formed by one of the player’s pocket cards and the second most open card from three outlined on flop.

Middle Position (Middle Position)

So called the position of players at the table between early and late positions. Any position between the first 1/3 part of the table and the last is called the average position.

Poppy (muck)

So called reset cards that are stored in a separate part of the log.

Minimum Bay-in (Minum Buy-in)

The minimum amount of money is required to make every player in order to start playing at a particular poker table.

Without limits (no limit)

A game where there are no restrictions on the size of the rates and rails. Players can make bids of any size at will at any level of play.

Nuts (Nuts)

The best possible hand, during any round of the game. In other words, it is a hand in which 100% chance of winning a bank.

Ods (ODDS)

Comparison of opportunities to improve your hand on subsequent distribution rounds and option not collect any of the possible combinations.

Offsuit (offsuit)


So called the position on the dealer chip. This is the last player who makes a decision in the Trade Round.

Open Card (Open Card)

A map that is handed face up.

Open pair (Open Pair)

A pair of cards handed out face side up.

Aut Batton (Out Button)

This is called a chip that is placed opposite the player who wants to rest during the current distribution while staying in the game.


The number of cards left in the deck that can theoretically improve the player’s hand.

Overpair (Overpair)

So called a couple of pocket cards that is higher than open cards on the table.

Pair (pair)

A couple of cards of one rank.

Pass (Pass)

The case when the player throws his cards by refusing to continue the game.

Pocket Cards (Pocket Cards)

So named two closed cards in Holdmi that give out every player.

Pocket Missiles (Pocket Rockets)

Another name of a pocket pair of aces.

Position (Position)

This term is used to determine the physical location of the player at the play table, as well as determining the order of the rates will be made.

Post (Post)

In cache to play, if the player missed Bvelnd, he is obliged to enter the amount of equal size of Bchenda to the bank.

Bank (Pot)

Money, or the number of chips in the center of the table for which the struggle between players.

Bank Restriction (Pot Limit)

This term describes the value of the rate that the player can make in any of the rounds of trade. The rate is limited to the top of the current bank (including rates made in front of the player in the current trade round). In this type of games the maximum rate can be equal to the amount of money in the bank.

Put Down (Put Down)

Means to reset the cards.

Quads (quads)

Four cards of one rank.

Raise (Raise)

This term means raising the previous rate.

Rake (Rake)

This is called a certain number of chips that are pulled from the table as compensation for hosting. This is a fixed percentage of a bank that casino (or poker-corner) can collect from the table.

Rap (Rap)

A term describing a player’s tapping on a play table, thereby letting know that he is making a check.

Reading opponents (Reading)

This is the skill "read" their opponents. This skill is achieved only through practice and ultimately allows the player to draw conclusions about the possible actions of his opponents and their pocket cards. Based on this knowledge, a player can build his or her play strategy.

Rebi (rebuy)

Ability to buy chips in the tournament. Carried out during the stipulated period of the Rebi.

Re-raise (re-raise)

So called the rail made after the other player’s rail.

River (River)

This is the last common card in the distribution. It is also called the fifth street.

Round of Bet (Round of Betting)

The game stage in which every player can decide or raise the bet, skip the move, or drop the cards. Each round of trading ends when all the rates and rays are leveled.

Flash Royal (Royal Flush)

The highest combination in the poison. Single 10, j, q, k, a.

Satellite (Satellite)

Mini-tournament whose victory gives the player an opportunity to take part in a larger tournament.

Waiting List (Seating List)

This term is called a list of vacancies at the table.


This is called a combination of three cards of one rank, which is formed by two pocket cards and one card from the table.

Shovdown (Showdown)

This is the disclosure of cards at the end of the game and comparing the formed combinations of players, in order to determine the winner.

Side bank (Side Pot)

A term called the secondary part of the bank formed by the fact that one or more grands went by the Alll-in.

Small Blind (Small Blind)

The term denoting a mandatory amount made by the player on the left of the dealer button before handing out cards.

Split (split)

This is called a bank that shared several winners.

Stack (stack)

All chips that are at the disposal of the player as well as a stack of chips.

Straight (Straight)

It is a combination consisting of five consecutive cards.

Street flash (Straight Flush)

One of the poker combinations consisting of five consecutive cards of the same suit.

Table (Table)

The place to be played in poker.

Triplet (Three of A Kind)

This is called one of the poker combinations that is created by three maps of one rank.

Tight (Tight)

The style of the game that precipitates the careful approach and risk with good starting hands.

The highest pair (Top Pair)

The term often used in flop games: describes a situation where a player creates a couple with one of his pocket cards and the highest card on the table.

Torn (Turn)

So called the fourth common card that dealer gives off during the game. This term is also called the third round of the pond.