The Poker Glossary


Throughout the world, many people are involved in the game of poker. The main types of poker are cash games and tournaments. Each format has a set buy-in. In the event of a win, a prize is awarded. The prizes are also known as bad beat jackpots.

There are several common terms used in the game of poker. These are discussed in this poker glossary. Depending on the type of poker you play, some of the terminology will be a bit different from the definitions provided here.

In poker, a “donk” is a weak player. They are not known to play a very strong range of hands and are often referred to as the mark. Some other terms used to describe this person are loose and crazy, cool and calm, and river rat.

In the game of poker, a “value bet” is a bet made with a hand that is likely to hold. A “call” is a bet that matches the current wager. The term is usually interchangeable with “flat.” This is a term used to indicate that a player is calling, even though they are not in a good position.

In the game of poker, an upswing is a period of time in which a player is successful at winning. The upswing can last for a long time or be short-lived, depending on the circumstances. An example of an upswing is when a player’s winrate is higher than expected.

In the game of poker, an Ace high flush is a hand that can be very strong. It is also very cold. This is because the Aces are the final cards of a certain rank in the deck. It is very hard to make this hand when the rest of the cards are in bad form.

The most popular poker variant is the game of Hold’em. In this style of poker, players are dealt two hole cards. The dealer, or the person holding the cards, may be a player or a casino employee. The cards are then hidden from view.

The flop is the second betting round of the game of poker. The flop refers to three community cards. The first upcard is the door card. The remaining cards are called the turn and the river. The turn is the third betting round of the game.

A straight flush is a five-card hand in consecutive rank order. The unofficial name of this hand is quads. It is usually the strongest hand that can be played.

A Royal Flush is a very strong hand, containing a Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. The term is also used to describe the best possible hand. The term is also used to describe a Royal Flush that is made up of the same suit.

A donk bet is a bet that is made out of position on the current street. The term is also used to describe bluffing. A float call is a bet that is made with a speculative holding, and is intended to be bluffing on the next street.