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Table Charge

A fee paid for playing.

Table Cop

A player who calls with the intention of keeping other players honest.

Table Stakes

A poker game in which a player cannot bet more than the money he has on the table.

Table Stakes

Table stakes is a rule saying that a player may only wager money they have on the table at the beginning of a hand, in other words, they can't put their car keys down as a bet. It also implies that money may not be removed from the table at any time,

Table Talk

Any discussion at the table of the hand currently underway, especially by players not involved in the pot, and especially any talk that might affect play.


Refers to the poker table itself, or the collective players in the game.

Take Off A Card

To call a single bet in order to see one more card.

Take Off The Gloves

To use an aggressive betting strategy to bully opponents.

Take The Odds

To wager less money on a proposition than you hope to win.

Tap City

To go broke.

Tap Out

To bet all one's chips.

Tapped Out

Broke, busted.


A clue or hint that a player unknowingly gives about the strength of his hand, his next action, etc. May originally be from 'telegraph' or the obvious use that he 'tells' you what he's going to do before he does it.

Texas Hold 'Em

A form of poker in which players use five community cards in combination with their two hole cards to form the best five-card hand. Also called hold 'em.

Third Pair

In flop games, pairing the third highest card on board.

Third Street

In Seven-Card Stud, the first round of betting on the first three cards.

Thirty Miles

Three tens.

Three Flush

Three cards of the same suit, requiring two more to make a flush.

Three Of a Kind

Three cards of the same denomination, with two side cards; trips.

Throwing A Party

When several loose or amateur players are making significant monetary contributions to the pot.

Tight Game

A game with a small number of players in most pots.


A conservative player who only plays strong hands, or playing on fewer hands than the norm.


To play wildly or recklessly. A player is said to be 'on tilt' if he is not playing his best, playing too many hands, trying wild bluffs, raising with bad hands, etc.


(1) A request by a player to suspend play while he decides what he's going to do. Simply, 'Time please!' If a player doesn't request time and there is a substantial amount of action behind him, the dealer may rule that the player has folded.(2) An amo

To Go

An amount 'to go' is the amount it takes to enter the pot.


A small amount of money (typically $.50 or $1.00) given to the dealer by the winner of a pot. Quite often, tokes represent the great majority of a dealer's income.

Top Pair

A pair with the highest card on the flop. If you have As-Qs, and the flop comes Qd-Th-6c, you have flopped top pair.


In a poker tournament, each player sits down with the same number of chips, and eventually only one player has any chips left. That is the basic idea behind a tournament. Each card room runs tournaments differently. Tournaments are usually played with


A three.


Three of a kind.


Slang for triplets; three of a kind.

Turn Card

The fourth community card in Hold'em. Also called 4th Street.


The fourth community card. Put out face up, by itself. Also known as 'fourth street.'

Two Flush

Two cards of the same suit, requiring three more to make a flush.

Two Pair

A hand consisting of two pairs of cards with the same value.


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