Paint Cards - King,
Queen and Jack; face cards; court cards; picture
cards. Pair Two cards of the same denomination.
Pass Fold. - Pat
Hand A hand that is played as dealt, without changing
a card; usually a straight, flush or full house.
Pay Off - To call
a bet or raise when you don't think you have the
Pay Station - A
player who calls bets and raises much more than
is typical; a calling station.
Picture Cards - King,
Queen and Jack; face cards; court cards; paint cards.
Pip - The suit symbols
on a non-court card, indicating its rank.
Play Back - To raise
or re-raise an opponent's bet.
Play Fast - Aggressively
betting a drawing hand to get full value for it
if you make it.
Play With - Staying
in the hand by betting, calling, raising, or re-raising.
Playing the Board
- In flop games, if your best five card hand uses
the five community cards.
Pocket - Another
term for hole.
Pocket Rockets -
A pair of aces in the hole.
Position - Your seat
in relation to the dealer, and thus your place in
the betting order.
Post - To post a
bet is to place your chips in the pot.
Pot - The money or
chips in the center of the table.
Pot Limit - A game
in which the maximum bet is the total of the pot.
Pot Odds - The amount
of money in the pot versus the amount of money it
will cost you to continue in the hand.
Prop - Short for
proposition player; similar to a shill, but plays
with his own money.
- A cardroom employee who joins a game with his
own money when the game is shorthanded, or to get
a game started; similar to a shill.
Protect A Hand -
To protect a hand is to bet so as to reduce the
chances of anyone outdrawing you by getting them
Protect Your Cards
- To protect your cards is to place a chip or some
other small object on top of them so that they don't
accidentally get mucked by the dealer, mixed with
another player's discards, or otherwise become dead
when you'd like to play them.
Provider - A player
who makes the game profitable for the other players
at the table; a nicer term for a fish.
Push - When the hand
is finished and a winner is determined, the dealer
pushes the chips towards the winner.
Put Down - Fold.
Put Him On - To guess
an opponent's hand and play accordingly.
Putting On The Heat
- Pressuring your opponents with aggressive betting
strategies to get the most value from your hand.
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