Poker’s Dic : A

ace in the hole

     One of the hole cards is an ace[1]

ace-to-five, ace-to-six
Methods of evaluating low hands. See lowball.
To make a play (check, bet, call, raise, or fold) at the required time, compare to in turn.
acting out of turn
A player in poker that either announces their actions or physically plays before their turn ( checks, folds etc ). Sometimes players act out of turn intentionally to get a read out of other players. When done intentionally, this is often referred to as “angle shooting.” See angle shooting.[1]
A player’s turn to act
A willingness to gamble
A bet, along with all the calls of that bet
action button
A marker similar to a kill button, on which a player places an extra forced bet. In a seven-card stud high-low game, the action button is awarded to the winner of a scoop pot above a certain size, signifying that in the next pot, that player will be required to post an amount representing a completion of the bring-in to a full bet.
action card
In Texas hold ’em, and other community card poker games, a card appearing on the board that causes significant betting action because it helps two or more players.
action only
In many cardrooms, with respect to an all-in bet, only a full (or half) bet can be reraised. Anything less than a full (or half) bet is considered to be action only, that is, other players can call the bet but not raise it. Compare with full bet rule and half bet rule.
active player
A player still involved in the pot. If there are side pots, an all-in player may be active in some pots, but not in others.
In a live game, to buy more chips before busting. In tournament play, a single rebuy for which all players are eligible regardless of their stack size. This is usually allowed only once, at the end of the rebuy period. The add-on often offers more chips per dollar invested than the buy-in and rebuys. Compare with rebuy.
To make an obvious play or expose cards in such a way as to deliberately convey an impression to opponents about the advertising player’s style of play.
aggressive, aggression
The tendency for a player to open betting or raise rather than call or check. See main article: aggression. Compare with loosetightpassive.
aggression factor (AF)
A measure of a player’s aggression, either in a particular betting round or over all betting rounds
A hand that has a very low value against an opponent’s such as “9 high.” In lowballgiving air is when a player lets an opponent who might otherwise fold know that they intend to draw one or more cards, to induce them to call.
A dead hand
all in
When a player bets all of their chips in the current hand. See main article: all in.
A permitted, but borderline unethical, play
angle shooting
A player using an angle to exploit an opponent such as obscuring the size of their chip stack or acting out of turn. See acting out of turn.
A forced bet required, in some types of poker, of all players before the hand begins. See main article: ante.
ante off
In tournament play, to force an absent player to continue paying antes, blinds, bring-ins, and other forced bets so that the contest remains fair to the other players. Also blind off.
any two cards
An expression used in Texas hold ’em to say that a player’s cards do not matter in a decision


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