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Poker - Terminologies
Poker is a fun activity among your friends. Poker is also something a person can do in a casino without friends. I will cover all the things you need to say to be effective with your English at the poker table.
There are many different poker games. I will not cover the different types of poker games, but feel free to learn about them through poker books or other poker web sites. For this lesson, I will use Texas Hold 'em as the example game because of its popularity.
First, let's look at some terminologies:
No Pair - A hand without anything.
One Pair - Having two of the same card
Two Pair - Having two sets of pair
Three of a kind - Having three of the same card
Straight - Having five number or face cards in a row
Flush - Having all 5 cards with the same suit
Full house (another name is 'boat') - Three of a kind and a pair together
Four of a kind - Four of the same card
Straight flush - Five number or face cards in a row all in the same suit
Royal flush - 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace all in the same suit
Wheel - A straight consisting of Ace, 2, 3, 4, and 5
Check - When it is your turn and you don't want to bet anything
Call - When someone in front of you bets and you want to match to stay in the game. Other terminology for call is 'see.'
Fold - Dying or forfeiting your hand because you don't want to pay anymore. Other terminologies for this are, mucking your hand, dying, and out.
He mucked his hand.
Raise - When someone in front of you bets and you want to put in more money.
I see (call) your ten, and I raise you another ten.
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