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Poker Lingo

Bicycle
A five high straight (A 2 3 4 5). Also known as a Wheel.

Case Card
The last card of a particular rank that has not been seen during a hand and is believed to be in the deck.

Chop Chop
Splitting the pot when equal hands are drawn.

Drawing Dead
Trying to make a particular hand that, even if it is made, cannot possibly win.

Free Roll
When you have the nuts with more cards to come.

Gut Shot
An inside straight draw. (ie: you hold A K J 10 7)

Kicker
The highest card in your hand that does not make a pair or trips.

Limp In
To call another players bet with a weak hand.

Muck
To fold and throw your hand into the discard pile; the discard pile itself.

Nuts
The best possible hand that can be made in any given situation of a game.

Playing the Overs
An agreement among the players left in a game who want to play a higher limit.

Rock
A poker player who has a reputation for playing consistently low risk poker.

Rounder
A poker player who plays a game nearly every night.

Rush
Winning several poker games close together in a short period of time.

Slow Play
To play your hand in a much weaker manner than it would normally call for in order to disguise its strength for a future betting round.

Under the Gun
Playing in the first position to the left of the dealer.


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