Common Poker Terminology

STR82ACESTR82ACE Tilting for 5 years!!
As was requested in another thread, here are some basic terms and abbreviations used in playing the game. I've copied and pasted from another resource, so I don't know how complete it is...feel free to add more...


UTG - Under the Gun, first player to act preflop
UTG+1 - Under the Gun plus one, second player to act preflop
EP - early position
MP - middle position
LP - late position
OTB - On The Button
CO - Cut off, player one seat to the right of button
HJ - Hijack, player two seats to the right of button
SB - small blind
BB - big blind

c/c - check/call
c/f - check/fold
c/r - check/raise
b/f - bet and fold to a raise
3-bet - a bet, a raise, and then another raise. The third action is a 3-bet.
b3b - Hero's plan is to bet, and then 3-bet if raised.
reraise - raising the PFR

VB - value bet
CB - continuation bet
PSB - pot-sized bet
PSR - pot-sized raise
PFR - preflop raise or preflop raiser

overbet - a bet amount larger than the current pot
check behind - to check when it's been checked to you, usually after betting action on previous street
donkbet - either to lead into the PFR on the flop, or a tiny bet made in relation to the pot
thin value bet - usually a river bet made when it's unclear if you are ahead or not

Monotone - a flop of all the same suit
Rainbow - a flop of all different suits
Overpair - having a pair in your hand higher than the biggest card on the board
gutshot - an inside straight draw

TPTK - top pair top kicker
TPWK - top pair weak kicker
TPGK - top pair good kicker
TP2K - top pair 2nd best kicker--You have KQ, flop K72, you have top pair, 2nd best kicker (the Q)
TPCK - top pair crap kicker
TPBK - top pair bad kicker

9To - Nine Ten offsuit
KJs - King Jack suited
Ax - An Ace with any second card
Kxx - refers to a King high flop
Q73r - r = rainbow flop

OESD - open ended straight draw
OESFD - open ended straight flush draw
pp - pocket pair
sc - suited connector
EV - Expected Value
OOP - out of position
FE - fold equity
AI - all-in
ATC - any two cards
UI - unimproved

TAG - tight aggressive
LAG - loose aggressive
LAP - loose passive
sLAG - slightly loose aggressive

MHIG - my hand is good
MHING - my hand is no good
WA/WB - way ahead, way behind

IMO - In my opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
JMO - Just my opinion
FYP - fixed your post
OP - original post or poster

tl;dr - too long; didn't read
QFT - quoted for truth
x-post - post made in more than one forum at one time
OT - off topic
lc - low content
nc - no content

goot - good
moran - moron
nh - nice hand
meh - the sound you make when you shrug your shoulders signaling indifference; not great, not terrible.
pwned - owned or pawned. Usually means you got outplayed.

BB/100 - # of bb's won per 100 hands played
PTBB/100 - poker tracker big blinds won per 100 hands played. A PTBB is 2xBB.
~$7 - around $7 or about $7
FPS - fancy play syndrome
aggro - aggressive

SSNL - small stakes no limit
MSNL - mid stakes no limit
HSNL - high stakes no limit
NLHE - no limit hold 'em
LHE - limit hold 'em
BBV - the Beats, Brags, and Variance forum

PT - Pokertracker
VPIP - voluntarily put money in the pot
AF - aggression factor
Villian is 24/10/3(98)- Pokertracker stats indicating VPIP/PFR%/AF (with preflop aggression taken out) over 98 hands

GT+ - Gametime Plus
PA - PokerAce
PAHUD - PokerAce Heads Up Display
PP - Party Poker
PS, Stars - PokerStars
FT - Full Tilt
UB - Ultimate Bet

PL - pot limit
PF - pre-flop
HH - hand history
HU - heads up
FR - full ring
FT - full table
6m - 6-max
NL100 - number indicates the buy-in; this is No Limit, with $1 BB's

Stop-n-Go - You bet, get raised, you call closing the action on that street, then lead out on the next street.
Float - You call a bet with a marginal hand or draw, usually on the flop while in position, with the intent of stealing the pot on a later street.
Semi-bluff - betting/raising when you have a draw.
Stealing blinds - openraising in late position with less than premium hands.
blocking bet - often a river bet made OOP when an obvious draw hits on the end, where you bet and fold to a raise
effective stack - the smallest stack amongst the players remaining in the hand.

trips - flop is JJ8, you hold KJ, you have trips
set - flop is K42, you hold 44, you have a set
pot control - attempting to keep the pot small with a marginal holding
minraise - raising the lowest amount possible

Comments

  • MiloMilo Excelling at mediocrity
    So, am I totally a degen if I knew 99% of those without the definitions? :D
  • Juggling manJuggling man Full PFC Member
    thanks! good stuff!
  • STR82ACESTR82ACE Tilting for 5 years!!
    Milo wrote: »
    So, am I totally a degen if I knew 99% of those without the definitions? :D

    ummmmmmmmmm....yes ;)
  • ddmilcanddmilcan Flop smasher
    Milo wrote: »
    So, am I totally a degen if I knew 99% of those without the definitions? :D

    I knew most and I am a big supporter of the Acronym Police

    From the title.... one of my favorite family movies!

    Have you seen it?




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  • BigChrisElBigChrisEl The Cake is a Lie
    Overcall - Overcalling
    Calling a bet after another player has already called
  • MarcoGDMarcoGD Full PFC Member
    Thanks, good thread.
  • Term: Rebluff

    Definition:
    Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200)
    Table '%$*&#' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
    Seat 1: lazybumm1010 (6152 in chips)
    Seat 2: g2poker (6446 in chips)
    Seat 4: frampski 2 (3513 in chips)
    Seat 7: JeDaCo9 (10889 in chips)
    JeDaCo9: posts small blind 100
    lazybumm1010: posts big blind 200
    *** HOLE CARDS ***
    Dealt to g2poker [Js Kc]
    g2poker: raises 400 to 600
    frampski 2: folds
    JeDaCo9: calls 500
    lazybumm1010: folds
    *** FLOP *** [2c 4h 6c]
    JeDaCo9: checks
    g2poker: bets 1200
    JeDaCo9: raises 1200 to 2400
    g2poker: raises 3446 to 5846 and is all-in
    JeDaCo9: folds
    g2poker collected 6200 from pot
    g2poker: doesn't show hand
    *** SUMMARY ***
    Total pot 6200 | Rake 0
    Board [2c 4h 6c]
    Seat 1: lazybumm1010 (big blind) folded before Flop
    Seat 2: g2poker collected (6200)
    Seat 4: frampski 2 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
    Seat 7: JeDaCo9 (small blind) folded on the Flop

    Always fun to rebluff a guy on tilt.

    /g2
  • GrahamGraham Full PFC Member
    Great post, I made it a sticky!
  • moosemoose alces alces
    P* - pokerstars
  • soletitbesoletitbe Full PFC Member
    Thanks, great post.
  • NoVeLTeKNoVeLTeK Full PFC Member
    AIPF all in preflop
  • BBC ZBBC Z Living Legend
    Flipament: A rite of passage at Royal Cups where you take $5 out of your wallet and put it in AcidJoes.
  • STR82ACESTR82ACE Tilting for 5 years!!
    BBC Z wrote: »
    Flipament: A rite of passage at Royal Cups where you take $5 out of your wallet and put it in AcidJoes.

    QFT!
    damn too short to post msg!
  • RoccoRocco Nice River Card >:^(
    "River Rat"

    Anyone who makes a terrible call to your bet or raise and then hits his/her miracle card on the 'River' for the suck out.
  • JohnnieHJohnnieH Official pilot of CPF
    Rocco wrote: »
    "River Rat"

    Anyone who makes a terrible call to your bet or raise and then hits his/her miracle card on the 'River' for the suck out.

    It's ok if you stand on your chair and yell "CAPTAIN BADCALL!"
  • RoccoRocco Nice River Card >:^(
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    It's ok if you stand on your chair and yell "CAPTAIN BADCALL!"

    LMAO.
    How in the hell did you become BurgerTime champion??
    That game is too hard!! ???
  • vap3vap3 Full PFC Member
    hey so what does the phrase means when he or she is a donkey?
  • CanadaDaveCanadaDave CPF Arcade Master
    vap3 wrote: »
    hey so what does the phrase means when he or she is a donkey?

    Donkey is a general term meaning bad player. Usually used when someone, who thinks they are a better player than their opponent, loses a pot to that person and utters: "Wow, nice call Donkey". or "You are a complete donkey!". Once and a while used even when someone wins a pot against a bad player, "I can't believed you called that bet, you donkey!"

    Also can be combined with the word bet, as in donkbet, meaning stupid bet.

    Or shortened to donk, which is usually used in a reflectionary way, as in "what a donk move I just made", or "I'm such a donk", or "I just donked off all my chips".
  • canaDahcanaDah Full PFC Member
    3-bet - a bet, a raise, and then another raise. The third action is a 3-bet.
    b3b - Hero's plan is to bet, and then 3-bet if raised.
    sorry

    thats a 4-bet

    3-bet = BB, raise, + raise, BB is counted as the first raise.

    actually your correct but the BB is the first bet.
  • MidnightMikeMidnightMike Full PFC Member
    yup, the BB is considered the 1st bet.
  • DrTyoreDrTyore It's phonetic!
    You're both right!

    Considering BB is the first "bet", then any your actions after the BB is either call, fold, or RAISE.

    If you're on the flop however, if there's a bet, raise, and then a 3-bet.

    Mark
  • sick cardssick cards Full PFC Member
    DrTyore wrote: »
    You're both right!

    Considering BB is the first "bet", then any your actions after the BB is either call, fold, or RAISE.

    If you're on the flop however, if there's a bet, raise, and then a 3-bet.

    Mark

    This and most people mess this up especially on the post flop. The first bet than the raise than the 3bet, 4bet etc...

    Many players don't understand cold 3bet cold 4bet etc either :).
  • sick cardssick cards Full PFC Member
    Nice!
  • sick cards wrote: »
    Nice!

    no u
  • jontmjontm Official PFC Shill
    I know not of these poker ninja hem hud +ev 3bet triple range merging you kids speak of...

    Instead I have become quite fond of chalking this ^^^ up to: "sounds great, here is $5, go try to triple it...."
  • PokerPrincess86PokerPrincess86 Full PFC Member
    Wow... I mean I knew there was poker lingo and I thought I knew most of it... but... wow I had no idea there were so many terms! Definitely learnin something new lol
  • oliviadavidoliviadavid Junior Member
    Very comprehensive list indeed.

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