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 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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