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Poker Dictionary of Terms Part VII

Table The word “table” can be used to refer to community cards, the poker table itself, or the players at the table as a group. When the case 9 hit the table, I checked. The table was playing tight, so Read more…


Poker Dictionary of Terms Part VI

Rack Poker chips can get a bit unweildy in large quantities, so cardrooms usually supply plastic racks that hold 100 chips in 5 stacks of 20. A rack of red means a rack of red chips, typically worth $500. If Read more…


Poker Dictionary of Terms Part V

Kansas City Kansas City, or Kansas City lowball, is a low only game played for a deuce to seven low. Kicker The highest unpaired card in your hand that doesn’t participate in a straight or flush – i.e., the card Read more…


Poker Dictionary of Terms Part IV

Equity Your mathematical share of a pot, based on the amount in the pot and your chances of winning it. If the pot is $100, and your chances of winning are N%, then your equity in that pot is $N. Read more…


Poker Dictionary of Terms Part III

Call To call is to match the current bet. If there has been a bet of $10 and a raise of $10 then it costs $20 to call. Calling is the cheapest (and the most passive) way to remain in Read more…


Poker Dictionary of Terms Part II

Back Door A hand made back door is one made using both of the last two cards, as in seven card stud or Texas hold’em. For example, if in hold’em you hold AhTh and the flop comes Ad4c9h, you have Read more…


Poker Dictionary of Terms Part I

6, 7, 8, 65, 64, 74, 75, 76, etc. In games played for low, an unpaired low hand is referred to by its highest card, often its highest two cards and sometimes more if needed. So 8432A (in ace to Read more…