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Aggressive action: A type of wager that could allow a player to win a pot without a showdown; a bet or raise.

Backdoor -Making a hand by catching both turn and river cards. Common usage is "catching a backdoor flush" or "backdoor straight".

Cold Call : To call a bet or multiple bets for the first time in a round.

Drawing dead : Drawing to a hand that canít win because someone already holds a hand that would beat what you are drawing to.

Fixed limit: In limit poker, any betting structure in which the amount of the bet on each particular round is pre-determined.

Hand- 1. The complete playing of all the cards given out in one deal; 2. The cards used by a player.

Insurance: A side agreement when someone is all-in for a player in a pot to put up money that guarantees a payoff of a set amount in case the opponent wins the pot.

Joker: The joker is a part wild card in high draw poker and ace-to-five lowball. In high, it is utilized for aces, straights, and flushes. In lowball, lowest unmatched rank in a hand is a joker.

Kansas City lowball: A kind of draw poker low also known as deuce-to-seven, in which the best hand is 7-5-4-3-2 and straights and flushes count against you.

Late Position- Being one of the last to act in a betting round. Usually an advantage.

Middle Position -Being in between early and late position.

Odds-1. The proportion by which one bet differs from that of another; 2. The ratio between the probability for and against something happening.

Passive -Adjective to describe a player who frequently calls and rarely bets.

Re-raise -Putting in another bet on top of a previous raise or raises.

Set-Having a pocket pair that matches one of the cards on the board.

Tap - To wager all one's money in table stakes.

Underpair-A pocket pair of lower value than the lowest card on the board.

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