If you play poker you will hear some words such as bluff, flop, pré flop, full house. At the beginning, it is difficult to understand everything this is why I will try to give you the main definitions that you need to know to understand poker.

  • Small blind: The small blind is when you are the person just beside the dealer. At the start, even if you don’t like you game you have to bet on it the half of the big blind. The blind is determinated at the beginning of the game.
  • Big blind The big blind is when you are the person just beside the small blind. At the start, even if you don’t like you game you have to bet on it. The blind is determinated at the beginning of the game. The players has to call this player to play he came until another one raise on it.
  • The pré flop: it is when the dealer deals for everyone 2 cards and before he turns the flop, players have to call the big blind or raise it.
  • Le flop: it is the first third cards of the river. The first ones that the dealer returns
  • Le dealer: the person who deal the cards.
  • Cash out: the money available on your account and you can get in dollars or in pounds via Internet.
  • Bluff : When a player is playing with nothing and the other players don’t know
  • Bicycle : a straight of 5 cards but really weak (Ace-2-3-4-5)
  • A pair : 2 similar cards : 7 heart + 7 club
  • Two pairs : 2 similar cards+ 2 similar cards : 7 heart + 7 club – 7 heart + 7 club +7 diamond
  • 3 of the kinds : 3 similar cards = 7 heart + 7 club + 7 diamond
  • 4 of the kinds: 4 similar cards 7 heart + 7 club +7 diamond + 7 spade
  • A full house: 3 similar cards + 2 similar cards = 7 heart + 7 club +7 diamond +7 heart + 7 club +7 diamond
  • A straight: 5 following cards.
  • A flush: 5 cards with the same suit
  • A royal flush: 5 cards with the same suit and 5 following cards from 10 to Ace.
  • The river: the last card that the dealer is turning.
  • Raise: when a player play money. It can be more than the big blind, more a player who already raised or at the beginning of the turn.
  • Fold: it means that the person doesn’t want to play this turn.
  • Check: when a person doesn’t to play some money but no one raise before.

This is a part of the vocabulary but of course it is not all of it. So hesitate to visit some websites where you can visit some more such as the online poker websites.

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July 27th, 2010
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