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full house
[noun]
(In poker) a combination of five cards consisting of three of a kind and a pair, in which the three of a kind is of a higher rank than the pair
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royal flush
[noun]
(poker) the highest-ranking hand consisting of a five-card straight flush that runs from Ace to Ten, all of the same suit
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high card
[noun]
(poker) the lowest-ranking hand, consisting of five cards that do not form any of the other standard poker hands
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straight flush
[noun]
(poker) a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit that are in sequence, or in consecutive order
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quad
[noun]
a slang term that refers to Four of a Kind, which is a hand consisting of four cards of the same rank, such as four Jacks
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flush
[noun]
a poker hand consisting of five cards of the same suit, regardless of their rank
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straight
[noun]
a hand consisting of five cards in sequence, regardless of their suit
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three of a kind
[phrase]
a hand consisting of three cards of the same rank, such as three Jacks
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two pair
[noun]
a hand consisting of two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank, and one card of a third rank, such as two Aces, two Kings, and a Queen
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one pair
[noun]
a hand consisting of two cards of the same rank, such as two Jacks
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big blind
[noun]
a mandatory bet made by the player sitting two seats to the left of the dealer
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small blind
[noun]
a mandatory bet made by the player sitting to the immediate left of the dealer
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to fold
[verb]
to give up one's hand and forfeit any further involvement in the current hand, usually in response to another player's bet or raise, or when a player recognizes that their hand is unlikely to win
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to raise
[verb]
(in card games) to place the highest bet in the game
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pot
[noun]
the total amount of money or chips that have been wagered or contributed by the players in a particular hand or game, and which will be awarded to the winner or winners of the hand
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to call
[verb]
to match the current bet or raise made by another player in the same round of betting, thereby staying in the hand and retaining the chance to win the pot
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flop
[noun]
the second round of betting in which the dealer reveals three community cards face-up on the table
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turn
[noun]
the third round of betting in which the dealer reveals an additional community card face-up on the table after the Flop
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river
[noun]
the final round of betting in which the dealer reveals the fifth and final community card face-up on the table after the Turn
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to check
[verb]
to pass the action to the next player without making a bet, when there has been no previous bet in the current betting round
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showdown
[noun]
(poker) the final phase of a hand, occurring after the final round of betting
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split
[noun]
a situation in poker when two or more players have hands of equal rank or when the community cards create a board that makes it impossible for any player to have a higher hand, resulting in the pot being divided equally among them
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all-in
[adverb]
betting all of one's remaining chips or money on a single hand, usually when a player believes they have a strong hand and wants to maximize their potential winnings or when they have no other options due to having a small stack
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to burn
[verb]
(poker) to discard the top card from the deck face down before dealing the flop, turn, and river cards, in order to prevent cheating by revealing the top card accidentally or intentionally
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ante
[noun]
(poker) a small forced bet that all players must make before the start of a hand, usually a percentage of the minimum bet
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bad beat
[noun]
when a player with a strong hand loses to a player with a weaker hand that improbably or luckily improves on the later streets, causing the player with the stronger hand to lose a large pot or even the entire game
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bankroll
[noun]
the amount of money or chips that a player has set aside or allocated for the purpose of playing poker
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button
[noun]
a small disc or marker that indicates the player who is currently serving as the dealer for the hand
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community card
[noun]
a card that is dealt face-up and is available for all players to use in making their hand, rather than being dealt to a specific player
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hole card
[noun]
(poker) a card that is dealt face-down to a player and is not visible to other players at the table
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jackpot
[noun]
(poker) a large prize or payout that is awarded when a player achieves a certain winning combination or meets a specific set of criteria, such as hitting a rare hand or winning a certain number of consecutive games
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four flush
[noun]
a term used in poker to describe a hand with four cards of the same suit, with the expectation of drawing the fifth card of that suit to complete a flush
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offsuit
[adjective]
referring to two or more cards in a hand that are from different suits in card games, especially in poker
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