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Sandbag - To check
a strong hand with the intention of raising or re-raising.
Satellite - A small-stakes
tournament whose winner obtains cheap entry into
a bigger tournament.
Scare Card - An up
card that looks as though it might have made a strong
School - The players
in a regular game.
Scoop - To win the
Scooting - Passing
chips to another player after winning a pot; horsing.
- In public cardrooms, an hourly fee for playing
Seating List - In
most cardrooms, if there is no seat available for
you when you arrive, you can put your name on a
list to be seated when a seat opens up.
Second Pair - In
flop games, pairing the second highest card on board.
See To call.
Semi-Bluff - To bet
with a hand which isn't the best hand, but which
has a reasonable chance of improving.
Set - Three of a
kind; trips (usually applies to a pair in hand and
a matching card on board).
Set You In - To bet
as much as your opponent has left in front of him.
Seventh Street -
The final betting round on the last card in Seven-Card
Shill A cardroom
employee, often an off-duty dealer, who plays with
house money to make up a game.
Shootout - A tournament
format in which a single player ends up with the
entire prize money, or in which play continues at
each table until only one player remains.
Short Odds - The
odds for an event that has a good chance of occurring.
Short-Stacked - Having
only a small number of chips left.
Show One, Show All
- A rule that says if a player shows their cards
to anyone at the table they can be asked to show
Showdown - The point
at the end of the final round of betting when all
the remaining player's cards are turned up to see
which player has won the pot.
Side Card - An unmatched
card which may determine the winner between two
otherwise equal hands.
Side Pot - A separate
pot contested by other players when one player is
Sixth Street - In
Seven-Card Stud, the fourth round of betting on
the sixth card.
Skin - To fix the
Slow Play - Disguising
the value of a strong hand by underbetting, to trick
Slowroll - To reveal
one's hand slowly at showdown, one card at a time,
to heighten the drama.
Small Blind - The
smaller of the two compulsory bets in flop games,
made by the player in the first postion to the dealer's
Smooth - The best
possible low hand with a particular high card.
Smooth Call - To
call rather than raise an opponent's bet.
Snap Off - To beat
another player, often a bluffer, and usually without
a powerful hand.
Speed - The level
of aggressiveness with which you play. Fast play
is more aggressive, slow play is more passive.
Splash Around - To
play more loosely than you should.
Splash The Pot -
To throw your chips into the pot, instead of placing
them in front of you. This makes it difficult for
the dealer to determine the amount you bet.
Split - A tie.
Spread - When a cardroom
starts a table for a particular game, it is said
to spread that game. If you want to know what games
are played in a particular place, you can ask what
Spread Limit - Betting
limits in which there is a fixed minimum and maximum
bet for each betting round.
Squeeze - To look
slowly at the extremities of your hole cards, without
removing them from the table, to worry your opponents
and heighten the drama.
Stack - The pile
of chips in front of a player.
Stand Pat - To decline
an opportunity to draw cards.
Stand-Off - A tie,
in which the players divide the pot equally.
Stay - To remain
in a hand with a call rather than a raise.
Steal - A bluff in
late position, attempting to steal the pot from
a table of apparently weak hands.
Steaming - Playing
poorly and wildly, often because the player is emotionally
Steel Wheel - In
lowball, a straight flush, five high (Ace-2-3-4-5).
Straddle - To make
a blind raise before the deal; big blind.
Straight - Five
consecutive cards of mixed suits.
Straight Flush -
Five consecutive cards of the same suit.
Streak - A run of
good or bad cards.
String Bet - An illegal
bet in which a player puts some chips in the pot,
then reaches back to his stack for more, without
having first verbally stated the full amount of
Structure - The limits
set upon the ante, forced bets and subsequent bets
and raises in any given game.
Stuck - Slang for
losing, often a substantial amount of money.
Stud - Any form of
poker in which the first card or cards are dealt
down, or in the hole, followed by several open,
or face up, cards.
Suck Out - To win
a hand by hitting a very weak draw, often with poor
Suited - Cards of
the same suit.
Sweat - To watch
a player from the rail.
Sweeten The Pot
- Slang for raise.
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