Poker’s Dic : F



family pot
A deal in which every (or almost every) seated player calls the first opening bet.
Aggressive play. Compare with speeding.
A hand which, when matched against another in a showdown, has an advantage odds-wise over the other. A hand can be called a small or a big favorite depending on how much it is dominating the other. Contrast underdog where the situations are reversed. Favorites are usually used to compare how two hole cards do against two other hole cards pre-flop.
In a casino setting, a second or third table playing the same game as the main table, and from which players move to the main game as players are eliminated. Also called a must-move table.
The cloth covering of a poker table, whatever the actual material. Metonymically, the table itself.
Showing down a hand while all-in (so there is only felt left in front of the player); either betting all-in and getting called or calling all-in.
All players as a collective in a large tournament.
fifth street
The last card dealt to the board in community card games. Also see river.
The fifth card dealt to each player in stud poker.
fill, fill up
To successfully draw to a hand that needs one card to complete it, by getting the last card of a straightflush, or full house.
final table
The last table in a multi-table poker tournament. The final table is set when a sufficient number of people have been eliminated from the tournament leaving an exact number of players to occupy one table (typically no more than ten players).
first position
The playing position to the direct left of the blinds in Texas hold ’em and Omaha hold ’em, also known as under the gun. The player in first position must act first on the first round of betting.
A weak player. See also donkey.
To chase draws holding a weak hand. Especially when facing aggressive play by another player.
five of a kind
A hand possible only in games with wild cards, or a game with more than one deck, defeating all other hands, comprising five cards of equal rank.
fixed limit, flat limit
See main article: fixed limits.
Any card which becomes briefly exposed by accident to at least one player must be shown to all the players by the dealer during dealing. The card is said to be flashed to all players before being discarded to the muck pile. See also exposed.
Unintentionally showing the bottom of the deck if not using a cut card.
To show one or more downcards from one’s hand.
flat call
call, in a situation where one might be expected to raise. Also smooth call. Compare with cold callovercall. See slow play.
Calling a bet with the intention of bluffing on a later betting round.
floorman, floorperson
A casino employee whose duties include adjudicating player disputes, keeping games filled and balanced, and managing dealers and other personnel. Players may shout “floor” to call for a floorperson to resolve a dispute, to ask for a table or seat change, or to ask for some other casino service.
The dealing of the first three face-up cards to the board, refers also to those three cards themselves. Also see turn and river.
flop game
community card game.
A hand comprising five cards of the same suit. See List of poker hands.
To discard one’s hand and forfeit interest in the current pot. See main article: fold.
fold equity
The portion of the pot one expects to win, on average, by a bet that induces opponents to fold, rather than seeing the showdown. See also equity.
forced bet
See main article: forced bets.
In a casino where more than one table is playing the same game with the same betting structure, one of the tables may be designated the main table, and will be kept full by requiring a player to move from one of the feeder tables to fill any vacancies. Players will generally be informed that their table is a forced-move table to be used in this way before they agree to play there. Also must-move.
forward motion
A house rule of some casinos states that if a player in turn picks up chips from their stack and moves their hand toward the pot (forward motion with chips in hand), this constitutes a commitment to bet (or call), and the player may not withdraw their hand to check or fold. Such a player still has the choice of whether to call or raise. Compare with string bet.
fouled hand
A hand that is ruled unplayable because of an irregularity, such as being found with too many or too few cards, having been mixed with cards of other players or the muck, having fallen off the table. Compare with dead hand.
Four cards of the same suit. A non-standard poker hand in some games, an incomplete drawing hand in most. See main article: four flush.
four of a kind
A hand containing four cards of equal rank. Also quads. See list of poker hands.
Four cards in rank sequence; either an open-ender or one-ender. A non-standard poker hand in some games, an incomplete drawing hand in most. Sometimes four to a straight.
fourth street
The fourth card dealt to the board in community card games. Also turn.
The fourth card dealt to each player in stud.
free card
A card dealt to one’s hand (or to the board of community cards) after a betting round in which no player opened. One is thereby being given a chance to improve one’s hand without having to pay anything.
See main article: freeroll.
The most common form of tournament. There are no rebuys and play continues until one player has all the chips.
full house, full boat, full hand, full
A hand with three cards of one rank and two of a second rank. Also boat or tight. See list of poker hands.
full bet rule
In some casinos, the rule that a player must wager the full amount required in order for their action to constitute a raise. Compare with half bet rule. See public cardroom rules and all in betting.
full ring
A full ring game is a cash game with more than six players involved, typically nine to eleven. This term is normally used in the context of online poker. Compare with shorthanded.

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