Poker terms

Sometimes, when we are playing Poker, we face with a lot of terms that we never heard before or we simply don't know what they mean. According to that, a brief description of the most common terms used in Poker is presented.

All-in - to push all your money or chips into the pot

Ante - refers to the minimum amount that each player is required to put into the pot before a new hand begins

Bad Beat - this term is used when somebody as a hand that is the clear mathematical favourite and it lose against another lower value hand

BB - abbreviation for "Big Blind"

Board - refers the community cards placed on the table

BR - abbreviation for "Bankroll". Is the total amount of money a player has for a gaming session

Bubble - name given to a player that finishes a tournament in the spot nearest the money

Button - is the disk that represents the Dealer in a given hand

Buy in - is the amount of money that is necessary to play a Sit and Go or a Tournament

Double Up - this term is used when somebody wins a heads-up pot in which you have put all your money or chips

EMP - abbreviation for "Early Middle Position"

Fish - refers to a poor Poker player, relative to their competition

Fold - term used when a player declines a bet and drops out the hand

Kicker - is the card used as a tie-breaker, when two hands are nearly identical

MTT - abbreviation for "Multi Table Tournament"

NL - abbreviation for "No Limit"

Nuts - is the best possible hand, based on the board cards

Offsuit - cards that are not of the same suit (colour)

Outs - are the cards remaining in the deck that will help your hand win a pot

PF - abbreviation for "Pre Flop"

Pot - is the amount of money that accumulates each player antes, bets and raises. The pot goes to the winner of the hand

Raise - this term is used when a player raises by matching the previous bet and then betting more

SB - abbreviation for "Small Blind"

SNG - abbreviation for "Sit and Go" tournament

Stack - is the amount of money or chips that you currently have at the table to play

Tilt - term used when somebody is playing recklessly, usually as a result of a Bad Beat

UTG - abbreviation for "Under the Gun". Is the first player to act in pre-flop