Poker Glossary -
Everything that occurs after the initial shuffling of the cards - cards are dealt, betting is done, a winner is declared and the pot is pushed. A hand also has several other meanings, such as the five cards that you chose to play in games with more th
A player's best five cards.
A pot that is being contested by only two players - 'It was heads up by the turn.'
A poker game in which the highest and lowest hands share the pot. Also called High-Low Split.
Hit And Run
A player who has only been at the table a short amount of time and leaves after winning a big pot.
As in 'the flop hit me.' It means the flop contained cards that help your hand. If you have AK, and the flop comes K-7-2, it hit you.
Also known as Texas Hold 'em, where the players get two down cards and five community cards. See our complete Hold 'em rules in our Game Rules section.
A card concealed in a player's hand.
These are the Down Cards in front of the players.
The concealed card or cards.
Home Run Hitter
A player who makes big plays that require maximum risk.
Passing a small amount of money to another player after winning a pot; scooting.
Said of a player on a winning streak.
Everything that makes up the cardroom, such as dealers, management, etc. The house rakes money from the pot and develops and enforces house rules.
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