Generally speaking, poker is a game where two or more players make wagers with the intention of acquiring the best hand at the end of the betting round. There are many common terms used in poker, and each of them has its own meaning. For example, an effective stack is the smaller of the two stacks in play. Similarly, a family pot refers to a pot where most players do not fold.
For example, a deuce is the common nickname for a card that has a rank value of two. When playing Texas Hold’em, a deuce is the last ace in the deck, and therefore is a strong hand. Similarly, a pocket Jacks is the name of a pair of Jacks.
In community card games, the flop is the second betting round. The flop is the first three cards in a betting sequence. In fixed limit games, a big bet is a larger bet than the previous bets. A donk bet is a bet made by a weak player. In some cases, a dirty stack is a term used to describe a player who has been dumping chips into the pot, or a stack of chips that is too large to be useful.
A cold deck is a situation in which a bettor has been dealt a bad run of cards. It is also known as a “busted hand,” as it means the bettor has missed a card. A counterfeit situation occurs when the value of a hand is lost after more cards are dealt. A cooler situation is when a bettor has been beaten by a hand that is stronger.
A complete play is when a bettor calls in the small blind when facing an open limp. In Stud games, a complete play can also refer to raising to small bet sizing, when a bettor is playing bring-in. In a tournament, a table is a necessary element in completing the current hand. A “freeroll” is a tournament that does not require a buy-in.
A free card is a card that is given to a player at no cost, but it may be either good or bad depending on the scenario. A blank card is not a meaningful action. In most games, blank cards are low-ranking cards.
A depolarised range is a construction where a player’s entire range is built up using the top x% of their holdings. This type of construction can be a delaying tactic or a bluff. It is most commonly used in stud and Omaha.
An Equity Calculator is a tool that is used to calculate the equity of a hand or range of hands. It can be used to determine whether a hand or range is too weak or too strong. It is also used to determine the expected value of a hand or range. It can be used to make calculations on expected long-term profitability.
An A-Game is a good mental state to be in while playing poker. It can also be used to identify a strong hand that is too powerful to fold.