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action in front of them and he opts not to bet, he “checks.”


Boardcards - The cards that are dealt face-up in a poker game for all players to see. In flop games, five cards are dealt face- up in the center of the table. In Seven Card Stud, four cards are dealt face-up in front of each player. Bottom Pair - When a player uses the lowest card on the flop to make a pair with one of his own cards. Broadway - An Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10). Bring It In - To start the betting on the first round. Bullets - A pair of Aces. Bump - To raise. Button - Also known as the dealer button, it is a small round disk that is moved from player to player in a clockwise direction following each hand, to theoretically indicate the dealer of each hand. Buy-In - The minimum amount of money required by a player to sit down in a particular poker game. Call - When a player chooses to match the previous bet. Cap - To take the last of the maximum amount of raises allowed per round of betting. Case Chips - A player’s last chips. Cash Out - To leave a game and convert your chips to cash. Check - When it’s a player’s turn to act and there has been no


Check-Raise - When a player first checks and then raises in a betting round.


Chop - To return the blinds to the players who posted them and move on to the next hand if no other players call. It also means to “split the pot”.


Community Cards - Cards that are face-up and used by all players.


Cowboys - Two Kings. Down Card - Hole cards. Cards that are dealt face down. Draw Lowball - Form of poker where each player is dealt five cards with the option of discarding one or more and replacing them with new ones and the low hand wins. Draw Poker - Form of poker where each player is dealt five cards down with the option of discarding one or more and replac- ing them with new ones to attempt to make a better hand. Early Position - Position on a round of betting where the player must act before most of the other players at the table. (It’s considered the two positions located to the left of the Blinds.) Fifth Street - Also known as the “river” card. In flop games, this represents the fifth community card on the table and the final round of betting.


Five-card Draw - A poker game in which the player is dealt five cards down. They have one draw to replace them and the best high hand wins the pot. Five-card Stud - A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards, one down and four up, with betting after 2, 3, 4, and 5 cards. Flop - In Hold ‘em and Omaha, the first three community cards that are dealt face-up in the center of the table all at one time. The “flop” also indicates the second round of betting. Flush - Any five cards of the same suit. Flush Draw - When a player has four cards in his hand of the same suit and is hoping to draw a fifth to make a flush.


Fold - To throw your hand away when it’s your turn to act. Forced Bet - A required bet that starts the action on the first round of a poker hand. Full House - Any three cards of the same number or face value, plus any other two cards of the same number or face value. Hand - A player’s best five cards. High-Low - Split pot games. Hold ‘em - Also known as Texas Hold ‘em, where the players get two down cards and five community cards. Hole Cards - These are the Down Cards in front of the play- ers.


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