Poker is a game of skill, fun, excitement, chance, passion and above all, rules the family of card games. It has garnered popularity across the world for its wonderful combination of luck and skill.
The way poker games have been structured, that’s the beauty of them. It has a history of over a hundred years and over the time, various slangs have been developed to describe various situations.
Slang is a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as informal or would normally take many words to describe that. Moreover, it sounds fun to have a special dictionary dedicated to just poker, isn’t it? Some of the most used poker slangs include the following.
Fun Poker Slangs to Learn and Flaunt
- Assault Rifle- A-K-4-7
- Burn- To discard a card
- Boat- Full house
- Bump- A player who wishes to raise
- Bullet, Rocket- Pocket Aces
- Belly Buster- Inside straight draw
- Blow-up- Psychological or strategic meltdown
- Bonus Whoring- Building a bankroll without being a winning player
- Colour up- To exchange lower denomination chips with higher denomination
- Chirping- When a player talks a lot after winning a pot
- Chop- To split a lot
- Cowboy- Pocket Kings
- Full Boat- Full house
- Gappers- Connectors, hole cards that have the possibility to evolve into straights
- Johnny, Jackal, Knave, Hook- J
- Jackpot- Three Sevens
- Lady, Girl- Q
- Noah’s Ark- Four pair
- Nuts- The best poker hand possible
- Nut Straight- The best possible straight
- Nut Flush- The best possible flush
- Outs- Hidden cards in the deck that can give better hand
- One eyed jacks- The jack of hearts and the jack of spades
- On the Finger- Money received on credit
- Pass- No betting or folding
- Paint/Picasso Flop- Three face cards
- Pat- No further cards required
- Quads- Four-of-a-kind
- Rock- A player who plays only the best possible hands
- Rainbow- Three different suits
- Runner-runner- In need of two particular cards in the next two rounds to make an envisioned hand
- Rags- Three low cards
- Steal- Winning the pot by bluffing
- Set- Three of a kind using 1 card from the board and 2 from your holecards.
- Snarker- A player who wins and insults the loser
- Suicide King- The King of Hearts
- Tiger- Low hand such as 2,3,4,5,6
- Trips- Three-of-a-kind using 2 cards from the board and 1 from your holecards.
- Two-tone- Two different suits
Asian Poker Tour (APT) Returns with a Stunning 7 Crore GTD
As the year’s about to end, it’s time to finish 2022 with a solid bang, don’t you think? Raise the ante and finish strong at the Asian Poker Tour that’s about to kick off soon on 2nd December. A mammoth guarantee awaits you at the felts along with 9 Trophy events to seal your fate in glory.
Here are a few highlights of the APT 2022.
- Relentless action starting 2nd-11 Dec
- Main Event 1 Crore GTD on 11th Dec
- Exclusive Championship Event worth 50LAC on 8th Dec
- Mini Main Event worth 50 LAC
Yep, the stakes are huge, warm up your skills to make it to the top of the leaderboards and grab the biggest chunk of this massive prize pool, and welcome 2023 with absolute pride!