Poker’s Dic : T

T

table stakes
See main article: table stakes.
tag
A tight aggressive style of play in which a player plays a small number of strong starting hands, but when in pots plays aggressively.
tainted outs
Cards that improve a hand so that it is better than the other current hands, but simultaneously improve other hands even more. See also outs
tank, in the tank
To take an excessive amount of time to act.
tell
A tell in poker is a detectable change in a player’s behavior or demeanor that gives clues to that player’s assessment of their hand. See main article: tell
texture
How well coordinated the community cards are to one another. This is used to estimate relative hand strength. See also dry board and wet board
third man walking
A player who gets up from their seat in a cash game, after two other players are already away from the table, is referred to as the third man walking. In a casino with a third man walking rule, this player may be required to return to their seat within 10 minutes, or one rotation of the deal around the table, or else their seat in the game will be forfeited if there is a waiting list for the game.
three bet, three betting
To be the first player to put in a third unit of betting.
three of a kind
See main article: three of a kind. Also tripsset
tight
To play fewer hands than average for the game or for the player normally. See loose/tight play. Compare with looseaggressivepassive
tilt
Emotional upset, mental confusion, or frustration in which a player adopts a less than optimal strategy, usually resulting in poor play. See main article: tilt. Compare with steam
to go
The amount that a player is required to call in order to stay in the hand.
toke
In a brick and mortar casino, a toke is a tip given to the dealer by the winner of the pot.
top kicker
In community card poker games, top kicker is the best possible kicker to some given hand.
top pair
In community card poker games, top pair is a pair comprising a pocket card and the highest-ranking card on the board. Compare with second pairbottom pair
top two
split two pair, matching the highest-ranking two flop cards.
trap
See slow play
trey
A three-spot card.
turbo
A type of tournament where the blind levels increase much faster than in standard play.
turn
The turnturn card or fourth street is the fourth of five cards dealt to a community card board, constituting one face-up community card that each of the players in the game can use to make up their final hand. See also flop and river

 

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