Terms of Poker. Learn the Meaning of these Poker Terms.

August 28, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Dictionary


An observer is someone who is watching an online  Online poker game but is not seated at the table, otherwise known as a railbird.


Obv is an oft-used expression that is used in place of obviously by  Online poker players on  Online poker forums and in chat. Some say it when they are talking to others.

Oceans 11 Casino

The Oceans 11 Casino and  Online poker Room in Oceanside, California is a popular Southern California destination for  Online poker players looking for easy action.


Ocrowe is the online handle for Owen Crowe, an accomplished tounrmanet player from Halifax, Canada who has made the final two tables of some major events.


OESD is an acronym for ‘open-ended straight draw,’ a four-straight in  Online poker that can be completed with eight cards from the deck.


OESFD stands for ‘open-ended straight flush draw,’ and it represents one of the most powerful ‘unmade’ drawing hands in  Online poker.


OFC is an acronym used in chat and on  Online poker forums that stands for Of Course.


Two cards are offsuit when they are of different suits. Offsuit is most often used to describe cards in a player’s pocket.


OKG stands for ‘OK, great’ something that is commonly heard in customer service situations and appropriated for  Online poker situations to punctuate awkward moments.


Omaha is played with four hole cards and five board cards. A 5-card  Online poker hand must be made using two cards from the hole cards and three from the board.

Omaha Manager

Omaha Manager is a hand history import tool for tracking and analysis purposes and works with any Omaha game and comes with a working HUD.


Omahahahahaha is a slang term for the  Online poker game Omaha.


The acronym ‘OMG’ is one used often in  Online poker chat boxes at the tables or on forums meaning Oh My God.

One Chip Rule

The one chip rule applies to live  Online poker and states that if a player puts out one chip into the pot after a bet, it is considered a call.

One Eyed Jack

A one eyed jack is a nickname for the jack of spades and the jack of hearts, which only have one eye showing.

One Outer

Hitting a one outer in  Online poker is very lucky. A one-outer is when there’s only one card for you to catch in order to win the pot — and you catch it.

One Player to a Hand

The one player to a hand rule is meant to define self-interested play in  Online poker games. It is a standard for live  Online poker and exists in a gray area online.

One Time

One time is a quasi-lame expression that is often uttered at the  Online poker table to indicate someone wants the outcome of the hand to result in his favor.

Online  Online poker

Online  Online poker is the term used to designate  Online poker action that is played on websites operating on the world wide web, as opposed to in B and M casinos.


The acronym OOP in  Online poker circles stands for Out Of Position.


Opening refers to the act of initiating the betting in a  Online poker game, genereally indicating the first bet made in a  Online poker hand after the blinds.

Open Limp

The term open limp applies to a player who is first to act into the pot and just makes a call.

Open Shove

The move Open Shove refers to when a player acts first in a hand and shoves all of their chips in (all in) to raise.


Open-ended straight draws, aka ‘up-and-down straight draws,’ are identical in strength to ‘double-gutters’ and refer to a straight draw that has eight outs.


Option is the choice given to a player in the big blind (or straddle) to raise the action or check the action during a  Online poker hand.


Orbit is the term used to describe a full rotation of the button around a  Online poker table. An orbit is complete after every player has paid his blinds.


The acronym OTB stands for On The Button, meaning that they are referring to a time that they have the dealer button.


Outs are cards a player can catch in order to make a winning hand. They are used in conjunction with calculating pot odds and implied odds in  Online poker.


An overbet is a bet that is larger than the size of the pot in a  Online poker game. E.g. If the pot has one hundred dollars in it and someone bets a hundred and fifty.


Overcalling is the term used to describe a call that is made after heavy action in a  Online poker hand, often indicating that he caller has a strong hand.


An overcard is one that is higher than rank to those on the board and is often used in conjunction with the  Online poker term overpair.


An overlay occurs when a  Online poker room has to add money into the prize pool for a tournament because not enough players entered to meet the guarantee.


An overpair is a pocket pair that is higher in rank than any card on the board in a game of  Online poker. Overpairs represent strong hands that players can slowplay.


Overs refers to two things in  Online poker situations. First, it is a way of playing higher stakes within a given game. Second, it is slang for ‘overcards.’

Owning Mahowny

Owning Mahowny is a 2003 movie about gambling addiction, degeneracy, and embezzlement. It is based on a true story and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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