Poker Jargon For Beginners
Any decent poker player ought to know the appropriate poker lingo. The other players can easily tell that you’re a newbie when you happen look like a question mark when they start using poker slang at the table. If you are new to the game of poker, you want to play but you don’t want to look like a rookie. Its not like learning the language will make you look like a complete pro, but it definitely will make a few fear you
Some regularly used terms are trips, quads or “ole one eye” are quite obviously pointing to three of a kind, four of a kind and the notorious one eyed jack. When you’re looking to make an impact on some keen poker players, learning a few terms that aren’t so familiar will do the trick.
The very last thing you want to say when you have two aces in your hand is, “I have a pair” so let’s have a glance at the terminology for pairs.
A-A:- called “Pocket Rockets” and sometimes “Bullets”
K-K: – called “Cowboys” or “Elvis Presley’s” and sometimes “Penn & Teller”
Q-Q:- called “The Twins”, “The Ladies”, “The Hilton’s” or “The Dirty Duo”.
J –J: – called “Hooks” or “Jerky Joe’s”.
These respected cards often have some way out names and it may seem like a task keeping up with some of them but you’ll soon understand that’s not so bad as compared to some others. For example, take a look at the slang on these babies.
2-2:- “Ducks” or “Deuces”
3-3:- “Prom Night” or “Crabs”
6-9:- “Top or Bottom”, “Delight” and “Big Lick”.
A-J:- “Apple Jacks” or “Apple Fritter”
The jargon listed above can help you but only to a degree.
To be competent in a poker game, learn a few other terms to show that you have experience and you mean business, everyone bluff’s every now and then. These following terms are typically used in context when referring to a stage of play.
In Poker, what is the flop?
The flop as it’s called is in fact the first stage of play involving the community cards when the first three are put down on the table in any type of “Holdem” style of poker. After the primary round of betting is concluded, three cards are dealt and turned face up in on the the table. This is known as the “Flop.” These are community cards used by all the players.
During a game of poker, what does it mean when someone says…
“Seeing the flop”:- In general this tells you that the player will stay in the game, stay in the pot or the ante until he sees the flop.
“He’s hitting the flop”:- this is a phrase that any poker player loves to hear and it means that the flop cards which are the first three of the community laid in the center of the table are going together well with the hole cards the player is holding that were dealt face-down to “him”. The chances of putting together a winning poker hand is looking pretty good.
“The post-flop is up”:- basically this describes an action such as a bet most commonly. A player has bet post flop; the player has waited after he sees the post flop cards and means that the player didn’t bet blind.
“It’s coming down to the river”:- the river refers to the last hand of Holdem style poker game. The very last card laid upon the table face-up, is the river.
Picking up some of these terms as well as some other common poker strategies, ought to get your foot in the door to a good poker game but once you’re in it is all up to you.
Enjoy Your Game!!!