Odds – Chance that you will receive a certain card/combination.
Open-Ended – A situation when you have four cards in a row in your hand, but you need one more card at the beginning or at the end of the combination to get a straight, for example: 9 8 7 6, you need 10 or 5.
Outs – Card(s) that will probably give you the best hand.
Offsuit – Different types of cards, not suited.
Overpair – A pair in your hands is higher than the cards on the table, for example: KK in your hand, and on table 10 2 2.
Pair – Two cards of the same type, for example: 8 8.
PL (Pot Limit) – A betting system in which the maximum bet limit is equal to the size of the pot (bank) plus the amount you will bet in the event of a re-raise.
Play Back – Raise or re-raise your opponent’s bet.
Play Fast – Call aggressively with an incomplete hand so that you win when the card you need appears.
Play Money – Fake money for practice games.
Pocket Cowboys – You have two kings in your hand, for example: K K.
Pocket Pair – You hold a pair before the flop, for example: 9 9.
Pocket Rockets – You have two Aces in your hand, for example: A A.
Re-Buy – Purchase additional chips in the tournament.
Raise – Raise the bet by a certain amount.
Rake – Part of the money that remains in the bank/room.
Under The Gun – To be the first player who bets/raises in a poker hand.
Underdog – The lower of two unsuited hands.
Underfull – A Full House with three of one rank and two of another rank.
Underpair – A pocket pair that is lower than the highest card on a board.
Upcard – The top card on the deck is visible to all players during stud games.
Up and Down Straight – A Straight that goes from the lowest rank to the highest rank.
Upswing – An upswing occurs when a player starts winning more hands than usual.
Value Bet – A bet placed by a player with a strong hand(s) for purposes of extracting money from opponents who may also have strong hands, but are unlikely to call a large bet due to pot odds or their hand’s strength.
Variety – A low pocket pair.
Wheel or Bicycle – The Ace-high straight. Sometimes called a “baby straight” or bicycle.
Whipsaw – To play against two opponents in turn, with the first raising and the second re-raising so as to put pressure on his opponent – also known in Britain as “Reverse Blocking”.
Zero/Nothing/Nada – A hand that doesn’t contain any cards in sequence or pairs.
Zoom Poker – A poker game format common online where the blind increase at more frequent intervals than in normal games.