Poker’s Dic : H


half bet rule
In some casinos, the rule that placing chips equal to or greater than half the normal bet amount beyond the amount required to call constitutes a commitment to raise the normal amount. Compare with full bet rule. See “all in” betting
See main article: hand
In tournament play, the act of equalizing the number of hands played at two or more tables by waiting for slower tables to finish each hand before beginning the next hand on every table. This is usually done to ensure an accurate finishing order to distribute prize money.
hand history
The textual representation of a hand (or hands) played in an Internet cardroom. See poker tools
When the bottom card of the deck sticks out beyond the others, an unwanted tell that the dealer is dealing from the bottom of the deck.
heads up poker
Playing against a single opponent
See rush
hero call
Calling when a player has a relatively weak hand but suspects their opponent may be bluffing
high hand, high
The best hand using traditional poker hand values, as opposed to lowball. Used especially in high-low split games.
high card
no pair hand, ranked according to its highest-ranking cards
To defeat another player by virtue of high-ranking cards, especially kickers
To randomly select a player for some purpose by having each draw one card, the highest of which is selected (for example, to decide who deals first).
high-low, high-low split
See main article: high-low split
hijack seat
The seat to the right of the cutoff seat, or second to the right of the button. This is generally considered to be the easiest position to steal the blinds from in tournaments, hence the name.
hole cards, hole
Face-down cards. Also pocket cards
A seat, often preceded by a number relative to the button.
hole cam
A camera that displays a player’s face-down cards (hole cards) to television viewers. Also pocket cam or lipstick cam
home game
A game played at a private venue (usually the home of one of the players), as opposed to a casino or public cardroom.
A player financially backed by someone else. Compare with bankroll and staking
See main article: H.O.R.S.E.

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