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Dictionary Transcript by Shotgunnova

Version: Final | Updated: 01/24/06

World Poker Tour -- Glossary
by: Shotgunnova (Patrick Summers)

The glossary (available from the start) can be accessed by navigating
the main screen in the following order:
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--> WPT Boot Camp
--> Glossary

Use the L- and R-buttons to navigate left (up, alphabetically) and
right (down, alphabetically), respectfully. You can also use the 
action button in place of the R-button should you need to. 

Legal information, how to contact me for revisions/corrections, and 
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01) Aces High

    A hand that has no special card rankings (pairs, full house etc.)
    and the highest card is an ance.

02) Aces Full

    A hand with 3 aces and a pair of any other value.

03) Aces Up

    A hand that contains two pairs, one pair of aces, and another
    pair of any other value.

04) Action

    A check, bet, call, fold or raise.

05) Active Player

    A player who is in the pot.

06) All-In

    When a player bets all his or her chips.

07) All-In Over the Top

    Raising with all of your chips after an opponent's bet.

08) Back Into a Hand

    To draw cards that make a hand that is different from the hand
    you were originally trying to make

09) Back-Door Flush

    When you have three cards that would support a flush, but you
    need the turn and river to make a flush.

10) Back-Door Straight

    When you have three cards that would support a straight, but you
    need the turn and river to make a straight.

11) Bad Beat

    When a lucky hand beats a strong hand.

12) Bankroll

    The amount of money that a player has to wager for the duration
    of his or her poker career.

13) Battle of the Blinds

    When everyone folds to the players who have forced bets.

14) Behind

    When your hand is not the best hand before all the cards have
    been dealt.

15) Bet

    To put money in the pot of your own free will.

16) Bet for Value

    When you bet in order to increase the pot size, not to make your
    opponents fold.

17) Bet the Pot

    To make a bet that is the size of the pot.

18) Big Dog

    An underdog. The person who has a very low chance of winning.

19) Big Blind

    The forced bet that is made by a person sitting two seats to
    the left of the button. This is the larged forced bet. In World
    Poker Tour (tournament play) this amount increases after each
    timed round.

20) Big Slick

    Poker slang for A, K; a very strong starting hand.

21) Blank

    A card that is not of value to the players hand.

22) Blind

    A mandatory bet placed by the two players to the left of the
    dealer button.

23) Bluff

    To raise or bet a weak hand in order to make your opponent think
    you have a strong hand.

24) Bust a Player

    To eliminate a player from the game by taking all of his or her

25) Bust Out

    To lose all your chips and thus be eliminated from a tournament.

26) Button

    A white disc-shaped object that moves clockwise around the table
    and indicates where the action begins.

27) Buy-In

    A minimum amount of money that must be paid in order to play in
    a tournament and live games.

28) Call

    To match (rather than raise) the previous bet.

29) Cap

    The number of raises allowed in a game.

30) Change Gears

    To strategically alternate your play between conservative and

31) Check

    To not bet, reserving the option to call or raise later in the
    betting round.

32) Come Over the Top

    To raise or re-raise another player's bet.

33) Community Cards

    The cards that are played face up on the center of the table,
    and which can be used by all of the active players.

34) Connectors

    Consecutively ranked cards that can help a player make a straight.

35) Dead Man's Hand

    A pair of aces and a pair of eights; Wild Bill Hickock was shot
    holding this hand.

36) Dead Money

    Money that was put into the pot by players who have since folded.

37) Double Up

    Betting all your chips and winning, ending up with twice as
    many chips.

38) Down Cards

    The player's cards which are dealt face down.

39) Drawing Dead

    When you can not win, no matter what cards come up.

40) Early Position

    A position in a round of betting where a player must act before
    the other players. This is a disadvantaged position.

41) Fifth Street

    The final round of betting and the fifth card on the table; the

42) Fish

    A poor player who is losing all of his or her money; a sucker.

43) Flop

    The first three cards placed in the center of the table that
    anyone may use to form a hand.

44) Fold

    To withdraw from the game, and give up your cards rather than
    continue betting.

45) Four of a Kind

    Four cards with the same value (Ex: J, J, J, J)

46) Fourth Street

    The fourth card on the table, and the third round of betting. 
    This is also known as the turn.

47) Freeze Out

    A game or a tournament that is played until one player has all
    the chips.

48) Full House

    A hand that contains three of a kind and a pair (Ex: J, J, J,
    2, 2)

49) Get Full Value

    To raise, bet or re-raise with the intention of getting the
    maximum pot odds if you win the hand.

50) Gut Shot Draw

    Four cards of a straight with a card in the middle mising. (Ex:
    If you have an 8 and an 7 and the flop contains a 4 and a 5, then
    you need a 6 in the turn or river. If a 6 comes, then you have
    made the gut shot straight draw.)

51) Jammed Pot

    A pot that has been raised the maximum number of times.

52) Key Hand

    In a tournament, this is a hand that proves to be a turning
    point - for better or for worse.

53) Kicker

    The highest card in a player's hand hand is nto being used in 
    some other way (to create three of a kind, a pair, etc).

54) Late Position

    A position in a round of betting where a player can act after
    most or all of the other players have acted. This is an advantaged

55) Lay Down

    Folding a strong hand in a critical situation.

56) Legitimate Hand

    A strong hand. A hand that is not a bluff.

57) Limp In

    When a player enters the round by only calling, rather than
    raising, a bet.

58) Live Hand

    A hand that is eligible to win the pot.

59) Long Odds

    When there is a very low probability that something will happen.

60) Loose Play

    Playing many weak hands.

61) Main Pot

    When a player goes all-in, he or she is eligible to win the main
    pot. Any betting that is done after that is done in a side pot.

62) Monster

    A hand that has a high probability of winning.

63) Muck

    To discard a hand; also the pile of discarded hands.

64) No Limit Hold'Em Table Stakes

    At any time, any player can bet any or all of his or her chips.

65) Nut Flush

    The best flush available within each hand.

66) Nut Flush Draw

    When one card will give you the best possible flush.

67) Nuts

    A hand that can't be beaten no matter what comes. Also used as
    a superlative (e.g. You're the nuts!)

68) Odds

    The probability of making, versus not making, a hand.

69) On a Short Stack

    When a player has very few chips.

70) On the Button

    The best table position in Hold'Em, benefiting from acting last.
    The player who acts last in a round.

71) On Tilt

    Playing recklessly due to frustration.

72) Open Card

    A card that is dealt face-up.

73) Open End Straight Draw

    Four consecutive cards, such as 9-10-J-Q. In this example, any
    King or 8 would make a straight.

74) Open Pair

    Two cards of the same value that are dealt face-up.

75) Out

    A card that is still in he deck that could improve your hand.

76) Out of Position

    Being at the disadvantage of having to act before your opponent.

77) Outdraw

    When one person beats his or her opponent by drawing a better

78) Outs

    The cards that will turn the statistical underdog into a winner.

79) Over the Top

    Making a large raise.

80) Pair

    Two cards that have the same value (Ex: 3, 3)

81) Pass

    When a player folds his or her hand.

82) Play Fast

    To bet aggressively on a hand.

83) Playing the Board

    When your best five-card hand is the five cards on the board.

84) Position

    Where a player sits in relation to the dealer, which determines
    his or her betting order.

85) Pot

    The chips that have been bet.

86) Pot Odds

    The amount of money in the pot vs. the amount of money it costs
    to continue playing.

87) Protect a Hand

    To bet in order to convince other players to fold, and reduce
    the risk of having them outdraw you.

88) Putting on the Heat

    To pressure the other players by betting aggressively.

89) Quads

    Four of a kind.

90) Ragged Flops

    Flop cards that do not help any player's hand.

91) Rank

    The value of the card or hand.

92) Re-Raise

    To raise on top of a previous raise within the same hand.

93) River

    The final community card dealt; all players may use it to form
    their best hand.

94) Rock

    A tight and conservative player.

95) Round of Betting

    The period in which each active player has the opportunity to
    check, bet or raise.

96) Rounder

    A professional player who frequents high-stakes tournaments.

97) Royal Flush

    A hand containing: A, K, Q, J, 10 in the same suit.

98) Running Bad

    On a losing streak.

99) Running Good

    On a winning streak.

100) See

     To call a bet.

101) Short Odds

     When there is a very high probability that something will happen.

102) Short Stack

     The player with the fewest chips at the table has the short

103) Showdown

     After the final round of betting, the player's cards are turned
     face-up to see who won.

104) Side Pot

     A separate pot contested by other players when one player is

105) Slow Roll
     Stalling before showing a winning hand to frustrate your

106) Small Blind

     The forced bet that is made by the person sitting one seat to
     the left of the button. This bet is half the size of the big

107) Steaming

     Playing recklessly due to frustration.

108) Straight

     Five consecutive cards of mixed suits.

109) Straight Flush

     Five consecutive cards of the same suit.

110) Structure

     The schedule by which the antes and blinds (forced bets)

111) Suited Connectors

     Two cards that are consecutive in rank and of the same suit.

112) Tell

     Any involuntary gesture or expression that indicates the strength
     of your hand.

113) Tight Player

     A conservative player who only plays strong hands.

114) Turn

     Sometimes called fourth street, the turn is the fourth common
     card played.

115) Wired Pair

     When your two hole cards form a pair


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