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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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Sandbag
To play weakly with a strong hand. To check-raise or slow play with the probable best hand.
Score
A big win.
Seat charge
In public card rooms, primarily those of California, an hourly fee for playing poker.
Semi-bluff
To bet with a hand which you do not think is the best hand but which has a reasonable chance of improving to the best hand.
Set
Three-of-a-kind. The term is used particularly in hold 'em.
Seventh street
In seven-stud games, the seventh card dealt to each player.
Short odds
The odds for an event that has a good chance of occurring.
Short-stacked
Playing in a game with a relatively small number of chips remaining.
Showdown
The turning up of all active players' cards at the end of the final round of betting to see who has the best hand.
Side pot
A second pot for the other active players when one player is all-in.
Sixth street
In seven-stud games, the sixth card dealt to each player. Slow play- To check or just call an opponent's bet with a big hand in order to win more money on later rounds of betting.
Start the action
To make the first bet in a particular hand.
Starting requirement
The minimum initial hand a player considers he needs to continue in a pot.
Steal
To cause your opponents to fold when you probably do not have the best hand. The term is used especially in reference to stealing the antes - that is, raising on the first round of betting so that everyone remaining in the pot folds.
Steam
To play badly because you are emotionally upset - especially to play considerably more pots than you normally would when your hands do not justify it.
Straight
Five cards of mixed suits in sequence. 6
Straight flush
Five cards of the same suit in sequence. 6
Structure
The limits set upon the ante, forced bets and subsequent bets and raises in any given games.
Stuck
Losing money, especially a substantial amount of money, in a given session or over a period of time. We might say, "Sammy is stuck $1,500 in the games." That is, Sammy has lost $1,500.
Stud
Poker games in which some of each player's cards are exposed.
Sucker
A player who can be expected to lose money, especially one who is not as good as he thinks
Suited
Two or more cards of the same suit.