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Word Description
A-Game 1. The game played at the highest available stakes at a particular venue. 2. A description of the quality of a player's performance when he is playing at the top of his ability. Usage: Like in sentence "He is playing his A-game." Opposite to Z-Game.

ABC Player A player who follows a predictable and readable betting pattern. Usage: Like in sentence "He was an ABC player."

Ace-High A five-card hand with an ace but no pair; if nobody has at least a pair, it's the winning hand (similarly "King-high", "Queen-high etc.). Usage: Like in sentence "I have an ace high; can you beat that?" "Yes, I got a pair of deuces."

Add-on A purchase of more chips (optional) at the end of the re-buy period in a tournament.

Aggressive Adjective to describe a player who raises and re-raises and rarely calls. Usage: Like in sentence "John is really an aggressive player".

Aliases Group of players names tagged under the one name. Usually used to see all your results from different sites under the one name

All-In To run out of chips while betting or calling. In table stakes games, a player may not go into his pocket for more money during a hand. If he runs out, a side pot is created in which he has no interest. However, he can still win the pot for which he had the chips. Example: "Poor Bob. He made quads against the big full house, but he was all-in on the second bet."

Angle-Shooting Using unfair tactics. Usage: A poker player who uses various underhanded, unfair methods to take advantage of inexperienced opponents. The difference between an angle shooter and a cheat is only a matter of degree. What a cheat or thief does is patently against the rules; what an angle shooter does may be marginally legal, but it's neither ethical nor gentlemanly. Nor is it in the spirit of the game. Unfortunately, poker is not a gentleman's game. In addition to learning how to protect yourself against cheating players, you must learn to watch out for the angle shooters. See "Angle".

Ante A small portion of a bet contributed by each player to seed the pot at the beginning of a poker hand. Most hold'em games do not have an ante; they use "blinds" to get initial money into the pot.