Poker’s Dic : R

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rabbit hunt
After a hand is complete, to reveal cards that would have been dealt later in the hand had it continued. This is usually prohibited in casinos because it slows the game and may reveal information about concealed hands. Also fox hunt
raccoon
A poor player. See also fish
To make calls based on the hopes of hitting runner-runner, inside, or backdoor draws
rack
A collection of 100 chips of the same denomination, usually arranged in five stacks in a plastic tray.
A plastic tray used for storing a rack of chips
race
See coin flip
rag
A low-valued (and presumably worthless) card. Hence ragged – having a low value
rail
The rail is the sideline at a poker table—the (often imaginary) rail separates spectators from the field of play. Watching from the rail means watching a poker game as a spectator. Going to the rail usually means losing all one’s money.
railbird
A non-participatory spectator of a poker game
rainbow
Three or four cards of different suits, especially said of a flop.
Betting a rainbow: to make a bet of one chip of each colour currently in play.
raise
See main article: raise
rake
See main article: rake. Also juicevigvigorish
rakeback
Rebate or repayment to a player a portion of the rake paid by that player, normally from a non-cardroom, third-party source such as an affiliate. Rakeback is paid in many ways by online poker rooms, affiliates or brick and mortar rooms. Many use direct money payments for online poker play. Brick and mortar rooms usually use rate cards to track and pay their rakeback. See main article: rakeback
rakeback pro
A rakeback pro is a poker player who may not be a winning player but uses rakebacks to supplement their losses and turn them into winnings.
range of hands
The list of holdings that a player considers an opponent might have when trying to deduce their holding. See also put on
rathole
To remove a portion of one’s chips from the table while the game is underway. Normally prohibited in public card rooms. Also going south
rebuy
An amount of chips purchased after the buy-in. In some tournaments, players are allowed to rebuy chips one or more times for a limited period after the start of the game, providing that their stack is at or under its initial level. Compare with add-on
redeal
To deal a hand again, possibly after a misdeal
redraw
To make one hand and have a draw for a better hand
Second or later draws in a draw game with multiple draws
represent
To represent a hand is to play as if it were held (whether it is or not).
reraise
Raise after one has been raised. Also coming over the top
ring game
See main article: ring game
river
The river or river card is the final card dealt in a poker hand, to be followed by a final round of betting and, if necessary, a showdown. In Texas hold ’em and Omaha hold’em, the river is the fifth and last card to be dealt to the community card board, after the flop and turn. A player losing the pot due only to the river card is said to have been rivered.
rock
A very tight player (plays very few hands and only continues with strong hands).
A bundle of chips held together with a rubber band, or other token signifying an obligatory live straddle. If the player under the gun has the rock, they must use it to post a live straddle. The winner of the pot collects the rock and is obligated to use it in turn.
roll your own
In seven-card stud, when the player has some ability to choose which cards are turned face up.[7]
rolled-up trips
In seven-card stud, three of a kind dealt in the first three cards
rounder
An expert player who travels to seek out high-stakes games
royal cards
Royal card are also known as face cards and picture cards. These cards consist of the jack, queen, and king of every suit.
royal flush
straight flush of the top five cards of any suit. This is generally the highest possible hand.
run it twice, running it twice
A gentleman’s agreement (not allowed in some casinos) where the players (usually two or three) agree to draw each remaining card to come in two different occasions instead of just once after all parties have gone all-in (two flops, turns and river for example for a total of 10 community cards in two sets of five). The winner of one run gets half the pot while the winner of the second run gets the other half. Running it twice is done to minimize bad beats and reduce bankroll swings. Running it twice is a form of insurance.
runner-runner
A hand made by hitting two consecutive cards on the turn and river. Also backdoor. Compare with bad beat and suck out
rush
A prolonged winning streak. A player who has won several big pots recently is said to be on a rush. Also heater

 

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