List of poker hands
In poker, players construct hands of playing cards according to predetermined rules, which vary according to which variant of poker is being played. These hands are compared using a hand ranking syste...
Poker strategy
Poker is a popular card game that combines elements of chance and strategy. There are various styles of poker, all of which share an objective of presenting the least probable or highest-scoring hand....
Poker probability
In poker, the probability of each type of 5-card hand can be computed by calculating the proportion of hands of that type among all possible hands.
The following chart enumerates the (absolute) fr...
Overlay (poker)
In poker, an overlay is the gap between a poker tournament's guaranteed prize pool and the actual prize pool generated by entrants.For example, if a tournament has a guaranteed prize pool of $10,000, ...
Poker Million
The Poker Million has been a televised European poker tournament since its inception in November 2000. The final debuted to 30 million viewers and has since remained popular. It was created by UK ga...
Cash game
Cash games, also sometimes referred to as ring games or live action games, are poker games played with "real" chips and money at stake, usually with no predetermined end time, with players able to ent...
International Poker Rules
The International Poker Rules, also known as the IP Rules, provide a standardized set of tournament procedures and technical guidelines for the poker industry and its players. The IP Rules consists o...
Hole cam
In poker, a hole cam (or pocket cam) is a camera that displays a player's face-down cards (known as "hole cards") to television viewers.The hole cam became popular in 1999 when the Late Night Poker pr...
Rake race
A Rake race is a competition to generate more rake than other players on a particular online poker site in a given timeframe. Points are allocated to participants in a rake race depending on either t...
Value (poker)
In poker, the strength of a hand (how likely it is to be the best according to the rules of the game being played) is often called its value; however, in the context of poker strategy the term is more...
Texas hold 'em starting hands
In the poker game of Texas hold 'em, a starting hand consists of two hole cards, which belong solely to the player and remain hidden from the other players. Five community cards are also dealt into pl...
Texas hold 'em starting hands - Wikipedia
Rake (poker)
Rake is the scaled commission fee taken by a cardroom operating a poker game. It is generally 2.5 to 5 percent of the pot in each poker hand, up to a predetermined maximum amount. There are also othe...
Freeroll (poker)
In poker, a freeroll has two distinct meanings. One applies to the play of a single hand, and the other describes an entire poker tournament.
In playing a particular hand of poker, a freeroll is a...
Poker dealer
A poker dealer distributes cards to players and manages the action at a poker table.
Any casino with a poker room must hire a staff of dealers. Casinos generally pay dealers minimum wage. Howeve...
Cheating in poker
Cheating in poker is any behavior outside the rules that is intended to give an unfair advantage to one or more players.
Cheating can be done many ways, including collusion, sleight-of-hand (such ...
Full Tilt Online Poker Series
The Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) is an online poker tournament series sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. It was established in August 2006 and is held approximately every three months. The FTOP...
High-low split
In traditional poker games, the player with the best traditional hand wins the whole pot. Lowball variations award the pot to the lowest hand, by any of several methods (see Low hand (poker)). High-...
Morton's theorem
Morton's theorem is a poker principle articulated by Andy Morton in a Usenet poker newsgroup. It states that in multi-way pots, a player's expectation may be maximized by an opponent making a correct ...
Calling station
Calling station is a poker term used to pejoratively describe someone who consistently calls bets and rarely (if ever) raises, regardless of the strength of his/her hand. In Texas hold 'em and other ...
Fundamental theorem of poker
The fundamental theorem of poker is a principle first articulated by David Sklansky that he believes expresses the essential nature of poker as a game of decision-making in the face of incomplete info...
Probability derivations for making rank-based hands in Omaha hold 'em
The probability derivations for starting hands making four of a kind, a full house, three of a kind, two pair, one pair and no pair in Omaha hold 'em are separate for each of the starting hand rank ty...
Poker Effective Hand Strength (EHS) algorithm
Effective Hand Strength (EHS) is a poker algorithm conceived by computer scientists Darse Billings, Denis Papp, Jonathan Schaeffer and Duane Szafron that has been published for the first time in a res...
Tell (poker)
A tell in poker is a change in a player's behavior or demeanor that is claimed by some to give clues to that player's assessment of their hand. A player gains an advantage if they observe and understa...
Bluff (poker)
In the card game of poker, a bluff is a bet or raise made with a hand which is not thought to be the best hand. To bluff is to make such a bet. The objective of a bluff is to induce a fold by at least...
Poker probability (Omaha)
Omaha Hold'em, (love) like many similar poker variants, is probabilistic. Thus, the probability of many events can be determined by direct calculation. The probabilities are shown here for many common...
Poker probability (Omaha) - Wikipedia
Mechanic's grip
The Mechanic's Grip is one of many ways to comfortably hold a deck of cards. The mechanic's grip is a standard grip utilized primarily by magicians and card cheaters as it allows a sturdy and versatil...
Mechanic's grip - Wikipedia
Stripped deck
A stripped deck is a set of playing cards from which some cards have been removed. The removed cards are usually in the range from 2 to 9. The standard Anglo-French suited deck of 52 cards itself can ...
Position (poker)
Position in poker refers to the order in which players are seated around the table and the related poker strategy implications. Players who act first are in "early position"; players who act later are...
Moneymaker effect
The Moneymaker Effect is the name of the sudden growth in interest in poker after the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event.
The term was created after Chris Moneymaker, a 27-year-old accountant a...
Isolation (poker)
In poker, an isolation play is usually a raise designed to encourage one or more players to fold, specifically for the purpose of making the hand a one-on-one contest with a specific opponent. For exa...