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A Live Card:

See Live Card.

 

 

A-C Player:

An Advanced Concept player. See Advanced Concept Player.

 

 

Ace-to-Five:

In a low game, ace-to-five means that straights and flushes do not count and the ace can be used as a low card.

 

 

Aces Up:

Two-pair where one of the pairs is aces

 

 

Aces Wired:

Two aces as hole cards. Other common names include Bullets, American Airlines, & Eyes of Texas.

 

 

Act:

To check, call, fold, open bet, or raise when it is your turn.

 

 

Action:

(1) An opportunity to act. If a player appears unaware that it is his turn to act, the dealer will declare “your action, Sir.” (2) Bets and raises.

 

 

Action Spot:

The area of the table where bets are being placed.

 

 

Active Player:

A player who is competing for a pot.

 

 

Add-On:

The opportunity to buy additional chips. Note: this is only allowed in some tournaments.

 

 

Add-Them-Up Lowball:

Draw poker, where the hand with the lowest point total wins.

 

 

Advanced Concept Player:

A player whose style is based on the Advanced Concepts of Poker.

 

 

Advanced Concepts of Poker:

These are concepts used by advanced poker players in order to win the maximum amount of money from their opponents.

 

 

Advertise:

(1) Having a bluff called so as to encourage opponents to give more action. (2) Playing in a loose/wreckless style in order to create a false table image.

 

 

Age:

First position to the left of the dealer, also called A, able, or edge.

 

 

Agent:

A confederate or collusion partner in cheating.

 

 

Aggressive:

A playing style characterized by frequent raising and re-raising.

 

 

Ainsworth:

Six-two (62).

 

 

Ajax:

Ace-jack (AJ).

 

 

Alien Card:

A card which does not belong to the deck in play.

 

 

All Blue, All Pink:

A flush.

 

 

All the Way:

Cincinnati with a progressive bet.

 

 

All-In:

A player is considered to be “all-in” when they bet all their remaining chips or money.

 

 

Alligator Blood:

A tough player who plays well under pressure is said to have “alligator blood”.

 

 

Alternate Straight:

A sequence of every other card, such as two, four, six, eight, ten. This can also be called a Dutch Straight, a Skipper, or a Skip Straight.

 

 

American Brag:

A game where the raiser shows the first caller his hand and the worst hand folds.

 

 

Anaconda:

A seven-card game with bets made on five rolled-up cards.

 

 

Announce:

To declare high, low, or the moon in High-Low poker.

 

 

Announced Bet:

A verbal bet made by a player before he puts his money in the pot.

 

 

Ante:

A small, forced bet that everyone at the table is required to pay before each hand (only in games with an “ante”). Most Texas Hold’em games do not have an ante; they use blinds to get initial money into the pot.

 

 

Apple, the:

The biggest game in the house.

 

 

Arkansas Flush:

A four flush.

 

 

Around the Corner Straight:

A sequence running from the highest to the lowest value, such as queen, king, ace, two, three.

 

 

As Nas:

The Persian card game from which poker was directly derived.

 

 

Assigned Bettor:

The player who bets first.

 

 

Australian Poker:

Draw poker with a blind opening.

 

 

Automatic Bluff:

A Lowball situation that almost always requires a bluff.