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15 Most Popular Terms That Every Poker Player Should Know

  • Published Date October 12, 2019
  • By Admin


Tired of losing round after round while playing free online poker games? Are players using terms you don’t understand, and you're *so* done with coming across as a newbie to everyone? You’ve come to the right place, friend!

It takes time to familiarise yourself with any game, and it's okay if you don’t know all the terms. However, there are a few basic terms all poker players should be aware of. 

In this article, we break down 15 most popular terms every poker players should know of:


All-in

This is one of the most basic terms and a very popular one, it means when one players is cashing in all their chips into the pot and is often used as an intimidation tactic so other players avoid playing the round in fear of losing their chips.


Fold

When you don’t want to put forward any more chips and are willing to let go of the chips you have already put towards the pot. Effectively giving up on the round. 


Nuts

The best hand at the current point during a game. 


Bankroll

The amount you’ve allocated to use for your game.


Bluff

When you try to play with hand with the least or low chances of winning to deceive the other players into thinking you have a good hand.


Buying the Pot

When you win the pot with a bluff or semi-bluff like when you go All-in when you have bad cards.


Raise

When you increase the chips to the original bet, making it more costly for other players to continue the round to win the pot.


Call

When you raise the least possible amount of chips to continue to play a hand.


Ante

The name of the small value that every player has to give before a hand is dealt in order for there to be a starting pot.


Straight Flush

When you have a hand of five cards of the same suit and in order that is continuous like 5,6,7 etc.


Royal Flush

The strongest possible hand that can be made in a game when you have an Ace to ten of the same rank.


Full House

A Hand where three out of five cards are of one suit while the other two are of another, such as having 3 cards of Diamonds and two from Spades.


Showdown

The final part of the game when you have to display your cards in an order.


Tell

A tactic use where a player signals another player discreetly which gives off what kind of hand they have. 


Shark

What you call a seasoned or really good player who tends to win a lot of matches. 

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