Professional gambling terms explained!
You have probably already come across different types of abbreviations or professional poker terms such as UTG or TAG. Therefore, I thought about a list of poker terms that can turn out to be useful for you. Why? To better understand the professional gambling industry together with the different articles you browse through when trying to document yourself.
Poker abbreviations made clear
Take a look at some of the poker phrases you’ll most likely run into once playing poker. This is what some may call poker slang terms. Apart from a top poker strategy or other essential skills, you’ll also have to be able to comprehend the terms used in the game. Our list of poker slang will help you with this.
Hint: An essential part of your learning strategy is to be able to understand what you actually read. If some of the terms are obvious, some might be a challenge to fully understand. So, make sure you are aware of these common terms. This way, you won’t get lost among essential details.
Professional gambling terms you must understand
These terms are part of the basic poker terminology. We’ll get back with some more. Enjoy!
TAG: Tight-aggressive player
LAG: Loose-aggressive player
LAP: Loose-passive player. Typically a fish
BB: Big blind
SB: Small blind
CO: Cutoff. The seat directly to the right of the button
UTG: Under the gun. The first player to act preflop, directly to the left of the BB
OTB: On the Button
PFR: Preflop raise or preflop raiser
PP: Pocket pair
SC: Suited connector
HH: Hand history
PSB: Pot-sized bet
PSR: Pot-Sized Raise
FPS: Fancy play syndrome
PTBB: Poker Tracker Big Blind = 2xBB
CB: Continuation Bet. A bet made on the flop by the pre-flop raiser. Very often a bluff
TPTK: Top pair, Top Kicker
TPGK: Top Pair, Good Kicker
TPNK: Top Pair, No Kicker
FE: Fold Equity – The chance of a bet/raise taking down the pot.
MHIG – My Hand Is Good
MHING – My Hand Is No Good
ATC/A2C – Any Two Cards
OP : Original Post(er)
PT: Poker Tracker
VPIP – voluntarily put money in the pot
AF – aggression factor
Villian is 24/10/3(98)- Pokertracker stats indicating VPIP/PFR%/AF (with preflop aggression taken out) over 98 hands
Donk Bet: To bet into an opponent, without the initiative
Stop and Go: To call a bet or raise on one round, and lead the next street. Same as Donk Bet
Stack-a-Donk: Raise PF, Lead flop, Check/Raise turn all in with a good hand. Typically, an overpair
3-Bet: A re-raise
4-Bet: A re-raise of a 3-bet
Float: To call on one street with the intention of bluffing/taking the pot away on a future street, with little or no outs
Nit: A Weak-Tight Player
If you ever feel overwhelmed by the large number of poker phrases out there, then check this article again. By reading the above glossary of professional gambling terms you’ll be one step closer to creating your own successful strategy . Never be intimated by abbreviations you don’t understand. Save this article for further updates too.
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