Poker’s Dic : M


A measure of the health of a chip stack as a function of the cost to play each round. See main article: M-ratio.
made hand
A hand that does not need improvement to win. Compare with a drawing hand.
A very loose and aggressive player, who bets and raises frequently, and often in situations where it is not good strategy to do so. Opposite of rock.
A person at a poker table that is the focus of attention, often due to their inexperience
match the pot
To bet an amount equal to all the chips in the pot
Internet poker games with stakes so small that real cardrooms could not profit from them, are said to be at the micro-limit level.
middle pair
In a community card game, making a pair with neither the highest nor lowest card of the community cards. See also second pair.
middle position
See position
A deal which is ruined for some reason and must be redealt
missed blind
A required bet that is not posted when it is a player’s turn to do so, perhaps occurring when a player absents themself from the table. Various rules require the missed bet to be made up upon the player’s return.
move in
In a no-limit game, to move in or to go all in means to bet one’s entire stake on the hand in play. See table stakes.
multi-table tournament (MTT)
See Poker tournament
To fold
To discard one’s hand without revealing the cards. Often done after winning without a showdown or at a showdown when a better hand has already been revealed.
The discard pile
multi-way pot
A pot where several players compete for it. Also known as a family pot, although family pot sometimes means a pot where all players participate.

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