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Poker Terms

Aces Up :
It means two pair, a pair of Aces and any other pair.

Bad Beat :
A hand that is a large favorite losing to a longshot. Pocket aces losing to pocket queens would be an example.

Community Cards :
The cards dealt faceup in the center of the table that can be used by all players to structure their best hand in the games of hold"em and Omaha.

Dealer
The man or woman who handles the cards, gives out the pots, and monitors the game.

Face card:
A king, queen, or a jack.

Hand - 1. The complete playing of all the cards given out in one deal;
2. The cards used by a player.

Kill (or kill blind)

An oversized blind, generally twice the size of the big blind and doubling the limit. A kill could be either voluntary or mandatory. In a mandatory kill there is winning two pots in a row at lowball and other games, or for scooping a pot in high-low split.

Leg up
Being in a situation equivalent to having won the previous pot, and thus liable to have to kill the next pot if you win the current pot.

Misdeal:
A mistake on the dealing of a hand which causes the cards to be reshuffled and a new hand to be dealt.

On the Button
Being the last player to act in a betting round. Dealer's Position.

Position
In a turn-based game like Hold 'Em, your rank in the order of turns. This is typically categorized into early, middle, and late position.

Rake
In casino poker this is the sum the house keeps from a pot.

Sandbaggin
Holding back and calling despite the fact that you have a very good hand, usually to disguise strength, provoke bluffs, and to check-raise.

Steamrolling
Re-raising to make a player(s) call two bets instead of one.

Tell
An action that gives clues about the cards someone is holding.

Underpair
A pocket pair of lower value than the lowest card on the board.









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