Poker’s Dic : M

M

M-ratio
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.
maniac
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.
mark
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
micro-limit
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
misdeal
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
muck
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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