If you are new to poker than it is important that you know that all the lingo to fully understand the game.
Blind – This is a forced bet that takes play every new hand. The person to the left of the dealer is small blind and the next person is big blind (usually double). This amount increases at regular intervals
Board Cards – The cards in the middle that are shared by all players
Draw – Drawing is when you are hoping to improve your hand/complete a run etc with that cards that are due to be drawn on the board.
Flop – In Texas Hold’em this is the first three board cards that are laid down.
Limit Poker – A normal poker game with fixed bets meaning you could only be allowed to bet by a set amount – IE $2
Longhand – A game with at least seven people playing
Outs – Cards that can improve your hand and the odds of them being drawn
Position: Simply where you are sat at the able
Preflop – The bets that are made when you have seen your first 2 cards but none of the flop have been revealed yet
River: The final 2 cards in a Texas Hold ‘em Game
Shorthand: A poker game with six people or less
Turn: The fourth board card that comes out in Hold’em