Terms of Poker. Online Poker Dictionary

March 31, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Poker Rules

Terms Poker

Learn the terms poker and phrases you need to know to become a successful poker player for free with OnlineBestBets.com. Poker seems to be a complicated card game to play, especially with its terms poker. But a close look at poker terminology will unlock the simplicity of the game. Enjoy!


Dark
The term dark is an action declared by a player first to act after the better round closes but before the next card is revealed.

Datamining
Datamining is the process of collecting large amounts of data from online poker sites in order to analyze opponents’ statistics.

Dark Tunnel Bluff
A Dark Tunnel Bluff is a repeated continuation bet on multiple streets based on the belief you have to bet but do so without thinking why.

Dead Blind
A dead blind is posted when a player returns to a game after leaving the table while the game was still running.

Dead Card
Dead cards refer to cards that would be useful for making a poker hand but have already been exposed or discarded. Dead cards are critical for computing outs.

Dead Hand
A dead hand is one that has been disqualified from play typically due to a rules infraction.

Dead Man’s Hand
Dead Man’s Hand, aces and eights, so named for the cards that Wild Bill Hickock held while being gunned down in a poker game.

Dead Money
Dead money are players at the table who are of a lower skill. Also, it can refer to money contributed to a pot by players no longer in the hand.

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Dealer’s Choice
Dealer’s Choice is a poker game where whomever has the dealer button calls the poker game the table will play for that hand.

Dealt Rakeback Method
The dealt rakeback method is a way of calculating the amount of rake a player accumulates by counting every time that player is dealt a hand in a raked pot.


Deck
A deck is 52 cards consisting of card values ranking from deuce to ace in four different suits.

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Deep
Deep, in poker parlance, does not refer to someone’s philosophical disposition, but rather to how many chips the person has in relation to the blinds.

Defend
The term ‘defend’ is used to describe the act of calling when someone raises and the player in the big blind calls the bet.

Degenerous
When you are generous with your money despite being broke or having bad bankroll management, you are classified ‘degenerous.’

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Deuce
Deuce is the preferred, if not unanimously used, term for a ‘two’ in poker. If you say you have a ‘pair of twos’ it is likely that you will be mocked.

DIAGF
DIAGF is a poker acronym that stands for ‘die in a grease fire.’ Although not meant to be taken literally, it is a harsh thing to say.

Dime
The term ‘dime’ is a classic example of gambler lingo, as it reduces the substantial amount of one thousand dollars to a metaphorical unit of one small coin.

Dinner Break
Dinner break is simply the longest break that punctuates a day of play during a poker tournament. It has minor strategic and symbolic significance.

Dirty Outs
A dirty out is when a player has a given amount of outs but when several of those outs actually might give an opponent a better hand.

Dirty Stack
A dirty stack is a stack of chips that has mixed denominations within it.

Disconnect Protection
Disconnect Protection is a tool that protects players in the event their internet connection is lost while involved in a pot.

Dog
A dog refers to a player who is behind statistically in a hand. It’s common poker slang for an underdog and requires a player to suck out in order to win.

Dolly Parton
The hand 95 (any suit) is referred to as the Dolly Parton because of her role in the famous 1980s movie 9 to 5.

Dominated
Dominated is a term used when one hand is a significant underdog to another hand.

DoN
DoN stands for ‘double or nothing’ and refers to a particular type of SNG poker tournament in which half the players double their buyin and the rest lose it.

Donator
The title of donator is given to someone who routinely spews his money at the poker tables or generally plays losing poker.

Donk
A donk is short for donkey, an inexperienced player who often plays very loosely and passively. Donks are also known as newbies and fish.

Donkament
A donkament is a poker tournament in which many of the players involved are inexperienced, or donkeys.

Donkey
A donkey is an unskilled player, or fish, who often plays extremely poorly, loosely, or passively. A donkament is a tournament full of donkeys.

Doomswitch
A oft-used expression on poker forums, the term doomswitched refers to a player running bad. In other words, they’ve been getting unlucky.

Door Card
Door card, also know as the window card, is the first card visible in a stud hand, or the first card revealed by the dealer as he spreads the flop.

Double Barrel
Double Barrel refers to the act of following up a continuation bet with another bet on the turn typically to make a bluff seem more believable.

Double Belly Buster
A Double Belly Buster is a hand with 2 gut-shot straight draws.

Double Gutter
A double gutter is a draw to eight outs for a straight, It is equivalent to an open-ended, or ‘up-and-down’ straight draw, but looks different.

Double Suited
Double suited cards are found in Omaha. The poker term refers to a starting hand with two sets of suited cards, each containing two cards of the suit.

Downcard
A downcard is a card that is dealt to a player face down, as is typically done in stud games.

Downswing
Downswings in poker are a series of negative long term results. One losing session does not constitute a downswing, but a net losing result does.
Draw
A draw in poker is a card combination that requires other cards to become strong

Drawing Dead
Drawing dead in a poker hand means that no card can come that will win the pot for you. This can occur during eliminations or in regular pots.

Drawing Thin
Drawing Thin is a term used to describe when a player is drawing to very few outs.

Dream Table
Dream table is a phrase poker players employ to describe a table draw in a poker tournament in which they are facing off against especially weak players.

Dream Team Poker
Dream Team Poker is the name for a uniquely structured poker tournament, the second annual event for which was held at Caesars Palace in March of 2009.

Drunk Monopoly
For whatever reason when a poker player runs bad at the tables, they invariably decide to get drunk and challenge their forum friends at online monopoly.

Dry Board
A dry board in poker refers to a flop that is not a coordinated (and and most likely safe) grouping of cards.

Dry Pot
A dry pot is an empty sidepot create when one player is all in but at least two are left in the hand.

Dual Monitors
Dual monitors are often used by online poker players in order to properly multitable online poker games while browswing the internet.

Dub
Dub is a slang term for ‘twenty dollars,’ like when you slip the valet attendant a ‘dub’ in order to get a spot at a ‘sold-out’ lot in a Las Vegas casiino.

Ducks
The hand 22 in Hold’em is referred to as Ducks since the number 2 resembles the profile of a swimming duck.

Dust Off
The term ‘dust off’ referes to the act of losing money in a poker game or gambling situation in a frivolous or unthinking manner.

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