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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-limit poker
:
Poker in which players may bet or raise any amount up to the current size of the pot.
Pot odds
:
The ratio of the amount of money in the pot to the bet you must call to continue in the hand.
Pure nuts
:
The best possible hand. In lowball, A,2,3,4,5 is the pure nuts. If in hold 'em the board is A78K4 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.
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