A Glossary of Poker Terms to Help You Play Online


Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro, there are a number of terms that you may come across when playing poker. These include terms such as “button,” “chips,” and “chip dumping.” Using a glossary can help you understand these terms and how they are used in different scenarios.

The term ‘button’ is used to refer to the position to the right of the small blind. It also refers to the first action that a player takes in a betting round. This position is usually reserved for a player who has a small amount of chips. However, in some cases it can be a term for a dealer.

A button is the most profitable seat at the poker table. This is because it is the right of the small blind, which means the button has the best position to see the flop. The position is also the most exposed, meaning the top card is visible to the entire table.

A chip is a piece of money that is placed in the pot. The amount of chips depends on the game being played. This amount is known as the buy-in. If you want to join a tournament, you will have to purchase a certain amount of chips. Alternatively, you can play freerolls, which are tournaments without a buy-in. This is a great way to try out a game before investing any real money.

Typically, a large amount of action is needed to create a big draw. This is a situation where a player has a weak hand and the cards are so hot that they can run into a very strong hand. This is sometimes known as a ‘dead man’s hand’.

An ‘Ace’ is the last Ace in the deck. The term deuce is generally used to refer to the card with rank value two. The term “dog” is often used to describe an underdog.

The term “heads up” can refer to the initial deal of a hand, or it can refer to later rounds of betting. In community card games, the flop is the second betting round. A flop is the first three community cards that are dealt to a hand. During a flop, players have the option of re-raising or folding.

A depolarised range is constructed by combining the top x% of holdings. The resulting range has zero bluffs. A depolarised range is often used in a later betting round of a poker game.

A coinflip is a very loose term. This is when the top card is discarded in order to prevent cheating. Depending on the circumstances, this can be a good thing or a bad thing.

A ‘collusion’ is an act of cheating. It can be committed by two or more players. It is usually done when a player’s opponent has a weak hand. Likewise, a ‘donk bet’ is a bet that is out of position in a betting round.

In a poker game, a ‘dirty stack’ is a stack of chips that is dirty. The term is not as widely used as a ‘clean stack’, but it is used as a etiquette. Having a dirty stack is not a good idea because it can be interpreted as a sign of cheating.