Learn To Be A Texas Holdem Poker Pro

If you want to be a texas holdem poker pro, or just

impress people, you have to know the language of texas

holdem. The last thing you want to do is sit at a

texas holdem game and feel like the other players are

speaking a foreign language. If you don’t know what

they are talking about, chance are you’re about to lose

all your money. And lost it fast. Let’s make sure this

doesn’t happen to you.

Let’s take a look at some of the more common words and

phrases used in texas holdem.

All-in: I think even the casual observer or player knows

this one but just in case you don’t, going “all-in” is

when you put all of your playable chips into the pot.

You’re either going to win, or you’re going to go home

broke.

Bad Beat: This happens in texas holdem when you lose

a hand in which you had better odds than the winning

player earlier in the hand. In other words, bad luck.

For example, you may go in with pocket aces and you’re

opponent only had pocket fives but flops a set and

wins the hand.

Blind: A required bet made before the cards are dealt.

Boat: A full house

Bottom Pair: Making a pair with the lowest card showing

on the flop

Early Position: In texas holdem, this is the position where

a player must act before most of the other players at the table,

putting him at a disadvantage for that hand.

Flop: The first three community cards that are dealt at the

same time, face-up.

These are just some of the terms you’ll need to know if you

want to sound like a texas holdem pro. It may seem silly to

have to know these terms if you know how the game is played.

But showing your ignorance at the table could make you a mark.

at a table