Back Door Flush (or Straight)
- When the last two cards make a player's hand,
even though he or she played on the flop for some
Back Into A Hand
- To draw into a hand different from the one you
were originally trying to make.
Bad Beat - When
a strong hand is beaten by a lucky hand; a longshot
Bankroll - The amount
of money you have available to wager.
Behind - You're behind
if you don't have the best hand before the last
cards have been dealt.
Belly Buster - A
draw to fill an inside straight; a gut shot.
Bet - To voluntarily
put money or chips into the pot.
Bet For Value - Betting
in order to raise the amount in the pot, not to
make your opponents fold.
Bet Into - To bet
before a stronger hand, or a player who bet strongly
on the previous round.
Bet The Pot - To
bet the total value of the pot. Betting Black Betting
$100 amounts (black is a common color for $100 chips).
Betting Green - Betting
$25 amounts (green is a common color for $25 chips).
Betting Red - Betting
$5 amounts (red is a common color for $5 chips).
Betting White - Betting
$1 amounts (white is a common color for $1 chips).
Betting Interval -
The period during which each active player has the
right to check, bet or raise; the round of betting.
It ends when the last bet or raise has been called
by all players still in the hand.
Bicycle - The lowest
possible hand in lowball: Ace-2-3-4-5. Also called
Big Bet Poker - Another
term for pot-limit and no-limit poker.
Big Blind - The forced
bet in second position before any cards are dealt.
Usually this is a Live Blind, which means that the
player in this position can raise if no one else
has before the cards are dealt.
Big Slick - The Ace-King
Black Leg - Archaic
term for crooked card-sharp.
Blank - A card that
is of no value to a player's hand.
Blind - A forced
bet that one or more players to the dealer's left
must make before any cards are dealt to start the
action on the first round of betting.
Blind Raise - When
a player raises without first looking at his or
Blow Back - To lose
back one's profits.
Bluff - To bet or
raise with a hand that is unlikely to be the best
Board - In flop games,
the five cards that are turned face up in the center
of the table; in Seven-Card Stud, the four cards
that are dealt face up to each player.
Boat - Another name
for full house.
Bottom Pair - When
you use the lowest card on the flop to make a pair.
Bounty - A small
amount of cash awarded to a player when he knocks
out another player in some tournaments.
Brick - A blank.
Bring-In - The forced
bet made on the first betting round by the player
dealt the lowest card showing in Seven-Card Stud
and the highest card showing in razz.
Bring It In - To
start the betting on the first round.
Broadway - An ace
Brush - A cardroom
employee responsible for managing the seating list.
Buck - In all flop
games, a small disk used to indicate the dealer,
or used to signify the player in the last position
if a house dealer is used; a button.
Bug - A Joker that
can be used to make straights and flushes and can
be paired with Aces, but not with any other cards.
Bullet - An Ace.
Bullets - A pair
Bump - To raise.
Buried Pair - In
stud games, a pair in the hole.
Burn - To deal off
the top card, face down, before dealing out the
cards (to prevent cheating); or to set aside a card
which has been inadvertently revealed.
Bust - A worthless
hand that has failed to improve as the player hoped;
a busted hand.
Bust a Player - To
deprive a player of all his chips; in tournament
play, to eliminate a player.
Bust Out - To be
eliminated from a tournament by losing all your
Busted Broke, tapped.
Busted Flush - A
hand with only four of five cards in a flush. Button
In all flop games, a small disk used to signify
the player in the last position if a house dealer
is used; a buck.
Buy-In - The miniumum
amount of money required to sit down in a particular
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