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Word Description
Call To put into the pot an amount of money equal to the most recent bet or raise. The term "see" (as in "I'll see that bet") is considered colloquial.

Call Cold To call both a bet and raise(s).

Calling Station A weak-passive player who calls a lot, but doesn't raise or fold much. This is the kind of player you like to have in your game.

Cash In To exchange poker chips for cash and then to quit (Cash Out). Usage: Like in sentence "After playing for four hours John decided to cash in his chips."

Cash Out To leave a game and convert your chips to cash.

Change Gears Changing your style of play. Usage: Like in sentence "Chris has definitely changed gears since the tournament moved to the final table".

Check (1) To not bet, with the option to call or raise later in the betting round. Equivalent to betting zero dollars. (2) Another word for chip, as in poker chip.

Check-Raise To check and then raise when a player behind you bets.

Chop An agreement between the two players with blinds to simply take their blinds back rather than playing out the hand if nobody calls or raises in front of them.

CO Position before the button - See Cut-Off

Cold Call To call more than one bet in a single action. For instance, suppose the first player to act after the big blind raises. Now any player acting after that must call two bets "cold." This is different from calling a single bet and then calling a subsequent raise.

Cold Deck Deck of cards that a cheat has fixed. A deck, presumably with preset hands in it (usually with several good hands, the best of which will go to the dealer or his confederate), surreptitiously substituted by a cheat for the deck he is supposed to be dealing. So called because, after cards are dealt for awhile, they warm a bit to the touch, while a cold deck actually feels cool.

Community cards Cards that are turned face up in the middle of the table, and which belong to all players still in the hand. Community cards are used in Hold 'em and Omaha.

Connector A hold'em starting hand in which the two cards are one apart in rank. Examples: KQs, 76.

Cowboys Pair of kings as your hole cards in Texas Hold em. A very strong hand.

Crack To beat a hand -- typically a big hand. You hear this most often applied to pocket aces: "Third time tonight I've had pocket aces cracked."

Crap Shoot A term used for less skillful tournaments with lots of loose action throughout.

Cut-Card Another term for the bottom card.

Cut-Off The position (or player) who acts one before the button.