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Poker Terms

At the online casinos, these terms are very importantÂ… so, before playing internet poker you should familiarized your self with them.

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Term Definition
Pair
Two cards of the same rank. Two 8s is a pair.
Pass
To check. Also, to fold.
Pat hand
In draw poker games, a complete hand before the draw. A pat flush would be a five-card flush before the draw. Pay off- To call a bet or raise when you don't think you have the best hand.
Pay station
A player who calls bets and raises much more than is correct. He's also referred to as a calling station. This type is great when you have a legitimate hand, but he's just about impossible to bluff out of a pot.
Pocket
Another term for hole. Thus, two aces in the pocket means two aces in the hole.
Position
The spot in the sequence of betting in which a player is located. A player in first position would be the first person to act; a player in last position would be the last person to act.
Positive expectation
The amount a wager may be expected to win on average. A play with positive expectation is a play that will win money over the long run.
Pot
The total amount of money wagered at any point in a hand. A hand itself is also referred to as a pot. Thus, three people in the pot means there are three active players still playing the hand.
Pot odds
The ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the bet you must call to continue in the hand.
Pot-limit poker
Poker in which players may bet or raise any amount up to the current size of the pot.
Pure nuts
The best possible hand. In lowball, A, 2, 3, 4, 5 is the pure nuts. If in hold 'em the board is A 7 8 K 4 a player holding a 5,6 has the pure nuts. Put someone on a hand: To determine as best you can the hand (or hands) an opponent is most likely to have.