Common Poker Terms
We have kept the list below as brief as possible
to enable new poker players to learn the common poker terms quickly.
These are the most commonly used terms and the ones which you should
at least have heard of before playing online poker.
To run out of chips whilst the hand is still in play. If a player
runs out of money during a hand then a side pot is created in which
he has no interest so that the other players can continue. The pot
which the player put money into can still be won if the player has
the best hand. The side pot created after he was all-in would then
be won by the player with the winning hand.
Bet / Betting
If it's your turn to start then you will have to place the initial
bet. In most online games, this amount will be limited to the value
of the table.
A forced bet put in by one or more players before any cards are
dealt. Typically, blinds are put in by players immediately to the
left of the "button." This ensures that everyone has to
play some hands rather than constantly folding.
A small round shape, sometimes marked D, which is used to show who
the nominal dealer for that hand is.
This is when the player has the option to bet but does not want
to. This only applies until one of the other players has bet, after
they have you will have to either Call, Raise or Fold.
A call is when you bet enough to match what your opponents have
bet without adding an additional amount to the betting.
Folding means you are pulling out of the current round of cards
and forfeiting your hand. You do not have to add any more money
to the pot but you are no longer participating in the game and so
cannot win any money in the hand.
The amount of money that has been bet on the hand for the best hand
When raising, your are placing enough money on the table to cover
the 'call' and also a bit more, which the other players will have
to match. Generally this would be done when you
are confident you have a good hand, which is a possible winner.
An amount of money taken out of every pot by the dealer - this is
the poker rooms cut of the pot and how they make their money. This
is typically a small, fairly insignificant amount.
The limit that the table has set on the amount allowed to be bet.
A table spread of £2/£4 would allow a bet to be as little
as £2 for the initial rounds of betting followed by £4
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