Poker’s Dic : I

I

ignorant end, idiot end
In flop games, a player drawing to, or even flopping, a straight with undercards to the flop has the idiot end of it. A player with 8-9 betting on a flop of A-10-J puts themself at great risk, because many of the cards that complete their straight give credible opponents higher ones.
implied pot odds, implied odds
See main article: implied pot odds
improve
To achieve a better hand than one currently holds by adding or exchanging cards as provided in the rules of the game being played.
in position
A player is said to be in position, if the player is last to act on the flop, turn and river betting rounds. Compare with out of position
in the middle
In a game with multiple blinds, an incoming player may sometimes be allowed to post the blinds in the middle (that is, out of their normal order) rather than having to wait for them to pass.
in the money
To finish high enough in a poker tournament to win prize money
in turn
A player is said to be in turn if that player is expected to act next under the rules.
inside straight
See inside straight draw. Also “belly buster”, “gutshot”. Compare to outside straight draw
insurance
A deal in which players agree to split or reduce a pot (roughly in proportion to the chances of each of them winning) with more cards to come rather than playing out the hand, or a deal where one player makes a side bet against themself with a third party to hedge against a large loss.
irregular declaration
An action taken by a player in turn that is not a straightforward declaration of intent, but that is reasonably interpreted as an action by other players, such as pointing a thumb up to signify a raise. House rules or dealer discretion may determine when such actions are meaningful and binding.
irregularity
Any of a number of abnormal conditions in play, such as unexpectedly exposed cards, that may call for corrective action. See public cardroom rules
isolation
See main article: isolation
ITM
“In the money,” see above.

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