A small bet contributed by each
player to seed the pot at the beginning of a
hand. Most hold'em games do not have an ante,
they use "blinds" to seed the pot.
To bet all your remaining chips.
A forced bet put in by one or
more players before any cards are dealt.
Blinds are usually put in by players
immediately to the left of the deal.
All the community cards in a hold'em game - the
flop, turn, and river cards together.
A pair made with the lowest card on the flop.
To discard the top card from the deck, face down.
This is done between each betting round before
dealing the next community card(s). It is
done to prevent any player seeing the next card to
A white disk to indicate who is the
dealer. Typically the 'Button' moves to the player
on the left after each hand.
Buy the Pot
To bluff, hoping to
"buy" the pot without being called.
To put in the last raise permitted on a betting
round. This is usually the third or fourth
To pass the bet, with the option to call or raise
later in the betting round. The same as betting
The first three community cards, put out face up,
A turn or river card on which you don't have to
call a bet.
The card sometimes used to determine the better of
two near-equivalent hands.
The pile of cards in front of
the dealer. You can also 'muck' a losing hand, which
means to fold the cards so no one can see them.
A variation of poker in which a player may bet any
amount of chips, up to the number in front of him.
Betting all your chips is known as going 'All In'.
A starting hand in HoldEm in which the two cards are
of different suits.
Your unique cards that only you can see. For
instance, "He had pocket nines" (a pair of nines).
A variation of poker in which a player may bet up to
the amount of money in the pot.
Four of a kind.
A flop that contains three different suits, which means
no flush can be made on the turn.
The amount of money taken out of every pot by the
dealer - this is the house's income.
The numerical value of a card.
The fifth and final community card. Also known as
The point at which all remaining players turn their cards
over and determine who has the best hand.
A pot in which a player has no interest
because he has run out of chips (he went 'All In' in the
previous betting round).
A pot which is shared by two or more players
because they have equivalent hands.
Refering to cards of the same suit.
A pair made with the highest card on the flop.
Three of a kind.
The fourth community card. Also known as "fourth street."
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