Pocket Rockets

For example, four of a kind being beaten by a straight flush. It's calculated by dividing the total number of bets and raises made by the total number of calls made. Below we have listed popular nicknames for all the other combinations that include an Ace. In this glossary we have provided definitions and explanations of the most common ones, as well as abbreviations, acronyms, and slang terms used for poker hands. Quad Aces with a king kicker Knights of the Round Table. A jackpot that's offered by many poker rooms, live and online, and is paid out when a particularly bad beat occurs.

Poker Slang Explanation

Nicknames for Hole Card Combinations with an Ace

Each one of the possible pairs has at least one nickname associated with it and many of them have several. The most common terms used to describe a pocket pair of aces are bullets and pocket rockets. Several other terms are also used with varying degrees of frequency. These include the following. A king card is commonly referred to as a cowboy in poker, so a pocket pair of kings is often referred to simply as cowboys. Other nicknames that are used include the following.

Ladies is probably the most frequently used term to refer to a pocket pair of queens. Brothers, jaybirds, and fish hooks are commonly used nicknames to describe a pocket pair of jacks. A pocket pair of tens is normally referred to simply as dimes. TNT and Dynamite are also used, along with the term Tension.

This is believed to be because holding a pair of tens is tense because of the high chance of over cards. There are nicknames for all hole combinations that include an ace. In particular there are several for the ace and king combination which is most commonly known as Big Slick, but there are a myriad of other nicknames used as well.

Here are a few examples. Pretty much every single hole card combination has at least one nickname and poker players seem to be coming up with new ones all the time. There are also nicknames for other specific combinations of cards, apart from simply hole card combinations.

Some of these are used quite frequently, so we have listed a small selection of these below. The following are some of the frequently used terms to describe other pocket pairs. Pairs of Sixes Boots, Kicks, Route Commonly associated with a bluff e. A forced bet that all players must pay before the hand starts in some forms of poker; it's also used in tournaments, usually in the later rounds. A cash game feature offered by most online poker sites that automatically tops up a player's stack to the maximum buy-in if they fall below it, providing they have enough money in their account.

An image used to represent each player at the table at online poker sites. Usually the avatar can be customized. A term applied to a drawing hand that needs an appropriate card on both the turn and river to complete the river. A jackpot that's offered by many poker rooms, live and online, and is paid out when a particularly bad beat occurs.

Typically it has to be a very strong hand, such as quads, beaten by an ever stronger hand. To put money into the pot when you are the first person to act subsequent bets are either calls or raises. The larger of the two forced bets that must be placed before the hand starts in some forms of poker.

A card that is of no value e. A bet made with the aim of keeping an opponent's bet smaller than it might otherwise have been, and controlling the size of the pot. Betting or raising to try and make your opponent s fold when you don't think you have the best hand.

Extra funds that many online poker sites offer customers as an incentive for joining or playing. An automated computer program that plays poker online without the need for human interaction. Not allowed at most poker sites. The highest finishing position in a poker tournament that's outside the pay outs.

For example, if the top ten players are paid then eleventh place is the bubble. The last card of a particular rank in the deck. For example, if three Aces have been dealt, then the fourth Ace is the case Ace. In cash games, as opposed to tournament games, each hand is played for real money and players can join or leave at any time. To change a style of play. For example, moving form a tight aggressive style to a lose aggressive style. A poker expression used to state that no matter how low in chips a player gets in a tournament they still have a chance; all they need is a chip and a chair.

An agreement by the players left in a tournament to divide the remaining prize money between them. A situation where two players are all-in in a pot, and they both have a roughly even chance of winning.

A drawing hand that has more than one chance to improve. For example, four cards to a straight and a flush is a combo draw. In some forms of poker, a type bet that is made after the flop by the player who opened the betting in the first round.

A situation where a very good hand is beaten by one even better. For example, four of a kind being beaten by a straight flush. The person dealing the cards, or the player that's in the dealer position with someone else actually dealing the cards. A game where the dealer gets to choose which particular form of poker is played in each round.

Holding a draw, or drawing hand, means there's a good chance for the hand to improve from additional cards. For example in Texas Holdem , if you hold a Queen and a Jack in your hand and there's a 10 and 9 on the flop you are drawing to a straight if the turn or river is a King or an 8. When the community cards make it unlikely that any player can have made a particularly strong hand, such as a flush or a straight. A side pot that has no money in it. When a player goes all in and is called but not raised by more than one opponent, a side pot is created, but it doesn't contain any money.

SThe amount of expected value a player has in any given situation. Commonly known as "EV", a concept in poker that defines the long term profitability of a specific action or situation. Cards that are face up for everyone to see. They can be the community cards in a game such as Texas or the face up cards in a player's hand in 7 Card Stud. When a player pretends to think about a decision when in fact they have already made their mind up.

A betting structure where there's a maximum amount that can be bet and raised in each betting round. The act of calling a bet with the intention of making a bluff in a subsequent betting round. In some poker games that involve community cards, these are the first three community cards that are dealt. A type of poker tournament that has a fixed entry fee and where players are eliminated when they lose all their chips, until one player has won all the chips in play.

The theory essentially states that the basic idea of poker is to make an opponent play differently than he would if he could see all the cards. The act of removing winnings from the poker table but continuing to play; this is a practice that's frowned upon.

A player that seeks to make consistent, usually small, profits over a prolong period of time. A type of tournament where the prize pool is guaranteed to be at least a certain amount, regardless of number of entrants. A stage of a multi-table tournament where each table must wait until all tables have finished their current hands before starting the next. A record of hands played at online poker rooms.

Pocket Rockets