The following are some common poker terms that you should be aware of:
All In – this is where a player puts all of their chips into the pot. If the player loses, they are out of the game as they lost all of their chips.
Back Door – this is where a hand is made back door and required the river and the turn card to make the handle. For example, if you have a flush, you’ll need two more cards of the same suit.
Bluffing – this is perhaps the most famous poker term of all. It refers to when a player makes a bet in the hope that their opponent will fold and let them win the round.
Calling Station –this term refers to a player who calls too much in a game, regardless of whether winning the round for them is a short or a long shot.
Drawing Dead – this refers to a draw where the player will lose no matter what card they draw. For example, if the player has four spades and a king while the opponent holds four spades and two aces including an ace of spades, it is impossible for you to win regardless of what card you draw from the pile. As a result, the player will be said to be drawing dead, and might as well concede the hand.
Implied Odds –this term refers to the ratio of the amount of chips (or money) that a player are expected to win in a hand if your hand is the same amount that you call to continue. Calculating implied odds will require a player to know how their opponents play.
Runner-Runner – this is a hand in poker that has both the river card and the turn cards. A player goes runner-runner if the turn and the river cards are of the same suit when they make a flush, hence two running cards make, runner-runner.
Trips –Trips are when two cards of the same rank are placed on the board and you hold another of the same set in your hand. The reason why this is called a trip is because it is only possible for one player to hold a set while two other people can have the same trips with the cards on the table.
By Jaya Poker