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Cooperation play

The act of checking a hand down when an opponent is all-in by the other participants in the pot. This is done in order to increase the odds that one person gets a hand at showdown that may be enough to eliminate the all-in player. This is not regarded as collusion,...


An incorrect verbal declaration of the ranking of a hand. If you say you have top pair but instead have a flush, you have made a miscall.


(Cutting): The action of splitting the deck during shuffling to prevent cheating. Sometimes it is done using a cut card.


The QJ offsuit. Named after the famous Greek myth of the same name, in which he fulfilled a prophecy that said he would kill his father and marry his mother. The Jack is smaller than the Queen, representing the situation.

Slot Machine

Three of a Kind Sevens. Named because three sevens is the most likely jackpot you could hit in standard Vegas Slot Machines.


A poker hand consisting of a King and a Jack of differing suits. Named after the famous detective of the 70’s.

Royal Suicide

The KQ of hearts. Theoretically, it could also be called the Mike Tyson hand.

Royal Couple

The KQ of diamonds is also sometimes referred to as the Royal Couple. Theoretically, it could also be called the Mike Tyson hand.

Dolly Parton

The 95 of hearts. Also known as Hard Working Man or New Jersey Turnpike

Mike Tyson

The KQo poker hand. It is usually described as looks strong, but has a glass jaw. Term was popularized by Mike Sexton in one of his many WPT broadcasts.


A combination of freeroll and troll. This is used to refer to people who sign up at forums only to be able to play in exclusive freerolls, and these are identified most of the time by their first posts full of bad grammar which goes like "wut is the passwrd for...


a lesser used version of TY, this one meaning "thank you very much".


‘Good game’, typically used after knocking out a player from a tournament.


Sometimes used in celebration for knocking out a player from the tournament. This is regarded to be in bad taste, so try not to use it. Instead, use GG.

Cashout Tournament

A type of tournament offered by Full Tilt poker which allows a player to cashout some or all of his/her chips before the conclusion of the tournament. When registering, half of the buy-in goes into the cashout pool, which a player can then use to cashout before...


A 5-card stud variant. It is played exactly as 5-card stud is, except 4-card flushed and 4-card straights now beat a pair. The other hand rankings remain unchanged, with two pair+ beating a four flush.


(also ty): abbreviation for "thank you". Also tnx or just t.


Another abbreviation for check, particularly used by Poker Academy Prospector.


(also known as Badougi, Paduki or Padooki): a draw poker variant similar to triple draw, but with hand values more in line with lowball. The betting structure and overall play of the game is identical to a standard poker game using blinds, but, unlike traditional...

Matrix Tournament

A type of Sit-n-Go tournament that is endemic to Full Tilt Poker, in which the same players will play on multiple tables versus one another. A participant will score points for every player he or she knocks out, and for every player he or she outlasts at every table....

Amarillo Slim

Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., winner of the 1972 WSOP Main Event, and a member of the poker hall of fame since 1992.

Four of a Kind

See also: Quads. A poker hand which contains four cards of one rank, and an unmatched card of another rank. A Four of a Kind can only be beaten by a higher Four of a Kind or a Straight (Royal) Flush. It is impossible to tie while holding a Four of a Kind in...

Former Ladies Champion Sues WSOP Academy

When Sally Anne Boyer attended the World Series of Poker Academy in 2007, she probably never imagined that she would go on to win that year’s Ladies Event just a few days later. The Academy was understandably delighted that one of their students had received such...

Upcoming Events at Titan Poker

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Mike McDonald Wins Grand Series of Poker III

October 20, 2009 – Online RedKings player and EPT winner Mike McDonald scooped $150000 when winning the hotly contested Grand Series of Poker (GSOP III) at Ongame this past Sunday. With a large number of satellites and qualifiers held over 4 weeks this popular...

Polarized Range

Taking an action with only really strong or weak hands, and nothing in the middle. This happens a lot with Pre-Flop 3betting, where players will 3bet JJ+,AK and also bluffs, but not hands like 66 or AJ.


This is usually typed into chat when a player is taking forever to make a decision.


Abbreviation for Top Pair Medium Kicker or Top Pair Middle Kicker. For example, holding A9 on a A T 4 flop.


A term used for being in a favorable situation or flopping a huge hand.

Red Pro

A term used for the professionals sponsored by FullTilt Poker. They are given this name because when they are playing the table that they are on is highlighted in red in the poker room lobby.

EV Graph

A visual representation of someone’s actual earnings vs. their expected earnings. This is done by determining a player’s equity every time he/she is all-in and then using a graph to show how it differs from his/her actual winnings.


A bad player, one who loses a lot of money every time he/she plays.


A really big fish, a player who will lose a lot of money long-run.

Ante on the Button

A common occurrence in live games, where instead of players paying an ante before each hand, the button antes a designated amount. For example, in a game with a normal $1 ante, the button might just ante $8-$10.


Abbreviation for Absolute Poker, a popular poker room on the CEREUS network.


Abbreviation of the popular online poker site Ultimate Bet, now on the Cereus Network.


The way a player is perceived at a poker table. This will happen over time as players begin to understand your style of play.

Unload the Clip

Referring to going all-in as a bluff, typically heard more in live poker than online play.


Abbreviation for Seven Card Stud, a game where players are dealt their first two cards face down, the next four face up (with a round of betting in between each) and a final card face-down with one last betting round.


Short hand for Fold Equity, the % of time your opponent will fold to a bet or raise.

Stat Check-Up

Posting statistics from PokerTracker or Hold’em Manager on poker forums, looking for advice on your game.


Slang for sexy, making a play that is interesting/cool/innovative.


A thread on a poker forum where an experienced player/poster answers any and all questions for a 24hour period. This gets its name from being stuck in a well, and having nowhere to go.

On a Roll

To hit a streak of good luck, typically resulting in winning a lot of money.


A common celebration in tournaments after a player knocks out another or doubles up. This is typically not used after sucking out, as it would be in bad taste.


A bad player who is very aggressive, betting and raising the majority of the time.

Gamble It Up

To call an all-in when you are sure you’re behind, but have a chance to improve to the best hand.


Slang for gamble, typically heard at the tap when someone calls an all-in with a draw. The amount of O’s can be changed for affect.

Nut Low

Having the worst possible hand after all the cards are dealt. For example, holding 24o on a board reading A 3 Q J 9.


Betting the smallest amount allowable by the rules, typically the Big Blind. This is a play that a lot of fish use if they don’t want to face a larger bet.

Three Pair

Most commonly seen in Omaha, where players are dealt four cards, but can happen in Texas Hold’em as well. A player might flop two pair, and then the board pairs as well, counterfeiting one of their pairs. This is not an actual hand, as players can only use five...


An action in which a player bets, gets raised, and calls the raise.

Running Bad

Having a string of tough luck, typically involving multiple bad beats.

Bet Size

The actual amount a player bets on any street. Some times the amount one bets can give away the strength of their hand.


Common internet forum slang, where a person posts the first response in an interesting/new thread.

Underbet the Pot

To be a small amount in relation to the size of the pot. Typically done when trying to extract value from an obvious weak hand.

Run Good

To hit a nice rush of cards, or to win a hand from behind.


Slang for "representing". An action which correlates to the strength of your hand.

Cascading Tables

A multi-tabling option offered from most poker sites, where a player is able to sort their tables from the top-left of the screen to the bottom-right, which some overlap.

Stacking Tables

A multi-table option where all tables are places exactly on top of each other, so that only one table is seen.

Tiling Tables

An option offered by most sites, where players can automatically resize their tables to fit on their screen, usually works up to 9 tables on regular monitors and up to 12 on wide screens.

Resizeable tables

An option offered by most poker sites where players can make their tables a custom size, generally to fit more onto their computer screen.

Tapping the Glass

A common term for telling the fish at your table how bad they’re playing. This is in general an awful idea, as your money comes from them, and telling them to improve will only hurt your bottom line.


Online tables where only five players can sit. This is typically not seen on American sites, but is fairly common on European poker rooms.


Online tables where only only four players can sit

Study Group

A collection of poker players who discuss hand histories, theory, and event sweat each other during sessions.


Similar to ownage, to completely outplay an opponent.


To play your hand in a way which it appears stronger than it actually is, typically done with weak made hands.

Follow Through

To bet the next, normally as a bluff. Raising the flop and then betting the turn.


Common misspelling of the word good, typically when asking whether or not a play was standard.


A common abbreviation for micro stakes no-limit games

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Phil Laak Wins World Open V

For the past month, London has been at the epicenter of the world’s most exciting and prestigious tournaments. From the WSOP Europe to the EPT London, poker’s best and brightest descended on the English capital to compete for huge prizes. As November approaches, the...