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ONLINE POKER GAMES VOLCABLURY

Sandbag
:
To play weakly with a strong hand. To check-raise or slow play with the probable best hand.
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.
Seat charge
:
In public card rooms, primarily those of California, an hourly fee for playing poker.
Score
A big win.
Set
:
Three-of-a-kind. The term is used particularly in hold 'em.
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.
Short odds
:
The odds for an event that has a good chance of occurring.
Straight
:
Five cards of mixed suits in sequence. 678910 is a straight.
Short-stacked
:
Playing in a game with a relatively small number of chips remaining.
Straight flush
:
Five cards of the same suit in sequence. 678910 is a straight flush.
Structure
:
The limits set upon the ante, forced bets, and subsequent bets and raises in any given games.
Side pot
:
A second pot for the other active players when one player is all-in.
Seventh street
:
In seven-stud games, the seventh card dealt to each player.
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.
Starting requirement
:
The minimum initial hand a player considers he needs to continue in a pot.
Start the action
:
To make the first bet in a particular hand.
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.
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
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.
Suited
:
Two or more cards of the same suit.
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