Poker’s Dic : L



A loose aggressive style of play in which a player plays a lot of starting hands and makes many small raises in hopes of out-playing their opponents
last to act
A player is last to act if all players between the player and the button have folded.
The choice to fold a strong hand in anticipation of superior opposition
The player who makes the last bet or raise in a round of betting is said to have the lead at the start of the next round. Can also be used as a verb meaning to bet out into the potto lead into the pot.
Used in tournament play to refer to the size of the blinds that are periodically increased
leg-up, leg-up button
The button used to signify who has won the previous hand in a kill game
A hand that is not likely to be best. Usually used as an action descriptor; call lightthree-bet light. See semi-bluff
The minimum or maximum amount of a bet
See fixed limit
limp, limp in
To enter a pot by simply calling a bet instead of raising
reraise from a player that previously limped in the same betting round. Also backraise
live bet.
A bet posted by a player under conditions that give them the option to raise even if no other player raises first; typically because it was posted as a blind or straddle.
live cards
In stud poker games, cards that will improve a hand that have not been seen among anyone’s upcards, and are therefore presumably still available. In games such as Texas hold ’em, a player’s hand is said to contain live cards if matching either of them on the board would give that player the lead over their opponents. Typically refers to a hand that is weak, but not dominated.
live hand
A hand still eligible to win the pot; one with the correct number of cards that has not been mucked or otherwise invalidated
live game
A game with a lot of action. See also live poker.
live poker
A retronym for poker played at a table with cards, as opposed to video poker or online poker
lock up
To lock up a seat in a cash game means to place a poker chip, player’s card, or other personal effect on the table in front of the seat, to signify that the seat is occupied even though the player may not be present.
To play more hands than the average for the game or for the player normally. See loose/tight play. Compare with tightaggressivepassive.
The lowest card by rank
The low half of the pot in a high-low split

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