January 28, 2021
Main Pot : Sum made up of the players’ bets at an instant T.
Middle : Position of a player speaking in the middle of other players.
Muck (Discard) : the discard refers to the stack of cards that have been discarded from the game. When you bring down your cards, you talk about discarding a losing hand, when you return them to the dealer, face down.
No Limit (NL) (Unlimited bid) : one of the variants of auction regulations, in which the bets are unlimited, within the limit of the number of tokens a player has.
Omaha : variant of Texas Hold’em poker in which each player receives 4 hole cards that he can combine with the 5 community cards and open on the mat. The players use at least 2 face down cards and 3 community cards.
Omaha High / Low : players compete over a pot split between the stronger hand and the weaker hand, while using 2 face down cards and 3 community cards. A player can use different combinations of cards to complete the best possible combination for each of the hands.
On the button (It’s up to you to deal) : the expression On the button means that the small D puck is in front of you: your turn has come to play the role of the dealer (Texas Hold’em and Omaha only).
One on One : game allowing two players only.
open-ended straight draw (Bilateral) : Four cards that can form a straight up or down.
Overcard : refers to any card greater than the cards appearing on the stud poker table.
Pair : two identical cards (See also two of a kind).
Play Chips : refers to the chips used to bet money. Tokens have no cash value.
Play Money: Virtual money to practice.
Playing the Board : In Hold’em poker, the player uses all the community cards for his hand. He plays the Board.
Plrs : Short for “Players” in online poker, it indicates the number of players at the table. The number is sometimes indicated in a rough manner, sometimes related to the total number of places available eg: 6/10.
Plrs / Flop : For “players / flop” in online poker, this is the average number of players in a move at this table.
Pocket Cards : refers to the pocket cards the player receives in Texas Hold’em poker; synonymous with Hole cards.
Pot : the pot is made up of the chips in play at time T.
Pot Limit (PL) : one of the variants of the betting rules, in which each player bets a sum, within the limit of the amount previously fixed.
Profile : in online poker, refers to all personal – non-confidential – information provided by the player and available to other players. Player profile may contain information like favorite hobby, favorite websites, quotes, etc.
Nickname : in online poker, designates the identity that the player has chosen to play. Only one nickname authorized per player: the nickname of your choice may already be taken.
Rainbow : Three cards of different colors.
Raise : Raise , bet an amount greater than that already in play, during bids or wagers.
Rake (Commission) : means the amount of money in chips, taken by the online poker room, as a service charge.
Real Money : Real money in online poker.
Rebuy (rebuy) : request an amount of additional chips during a game, not during a hand. Purchase of a new cellar.
Reducing : removing chips from the table and continuing the game with fewer chips. This action is not permitted in the Poker Room.
River : refers to the fifth and last community card. Synonymous with fifth avenue (fifth street).