Poker has its own set of unique terms and jargon, and more are being added every week as its popularity continues to expand. There are names for particular starting hands, such as pocket rockets and big slick. There are terms describing poker scenarios, such as a bad beat. It would take a week to write them all, but I think the following list will give you a good idea of the terms you will hear used on a regular basis as you play.
- Early Position
- A player who has to make one of the first betting decisions is said to be in “early position.”
- Eights Full
- A full house with three 8's and another pair.
- Exposed Card
- When a card that should not be seen is turned up it is said to be “exposed.” This occurs occasionally at live tables when players throw their hand in to fold and one of their cards accidentally flips over.