Guide to Poker Lingo 2/2

ABC-del-poker-segunda-parte-300x225For the ones following us on our Guide to Poker Lingo ½, now we will leave the second part, showing the remaining terms of the marvelous world of poker. We do remind you we won’t cover tactics or strategies of the game here, only precise explanations of key terms of the game.

Board – This term corresponds to the core amount of cards to be found in Flop Games, including: The Flop, River and Turn)

Bottom Pair – This term corresponds to something very common in the world of poker. When a player forms a pair with the lowest valued card on the board, he will have made a Bottom Pair.

Burn Card – After the betting round, a card is always positioned aside, exactly before of the following set of hands. The function of this is fairly simple; some sorry individuals do like to have an illegal advantage, so they may cheat. Burning a card prevents sorry players of marking cards.

Button –    This term corresponds the action of organizing the order of the player at the poker table. Basically, it consists of a round prior to the game, usually with a short and simple luck game, so to see where each player will position himself.

Buy – When a player Buys, he is launching a full-on offensive, tying to take the pot.

Call – This term corresponds to the simple action of doing a bet with an equal value of the last made bet or rise prior to your turn.

Calling Station – This expression is given to those players that don’t have an offensive perspective and just continue to call and call all the game. It is a common joke between poker aficionados.

Cap - The last bet allowed in a betting round, typically in limit games. “I put in the fourth bet to cap the pot.”

Check - This expression is one we hear at list four times per game. It is another basic action of the game. When a player Checks, he means we will not take no action in his turn. Sometimes less is more or so they say.

If now that you understood more about the lingo of poker, you can head up to HOW TO PLAY POKER and learn the rules of the game.


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