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WSOP

The WSOP is the short version of World Series of Poker and the most important event in the world in Las Vegas. Everybody wants to win one bracelet and include himself to the WSOP Winner list.

By |2018-08-24T19:45:12+01:00August 24th, 2018|

Weak

Weak means weak and is therefore used in poker jargon everywhere, where you want to express that something is weak. This can be a draw, a hand, a player, a turn, etc. A player is e.g. weak, if he plays either generally bad or if he plays just not that good. [...]

By |2018-08-24T19:40:22+01:00August 24th, 2018|

Walk

You get a walk when all opponents fold to you and the hand is over, so you win it without further resistance. In games with blinds as forced bets, the player who has paid the big blind gets a walk when all other players give up their cards in the first round of betting [...]

By |2018-08-24T19:37:11+01:00August 24th, 2018|

Variance

Probability theory describes the possible deviations from the expected normal distribution of a random value as its variance. The variance of a random value is, so to speak, a measure of how far a value can deviate in the short term from the long-term expected result or mean. Translated to poker, which contains a [...]

By |2018-08-24T19:30:45+01:00August 24th, 2018|

Value

Value is poker jargon for the profit you expect from a hand or action. However, the word is used in a more diffuse and unspecific sense when it refers to equity or pure winnings, so that we say that there is value in a hand or situation.

By |2018-08-24T19:26:16+01:00August 24th, 2018|

Upswing

Upswing is the phase or period in which a player is very lucky. He often hit good cards and good game situations, so he can accumulate above-average profits during this time. He has a lucky streak. The opposite to the upswing is the downswing, the bad luck.

By |2018-08-23T20:37:40+01:00August 23rd, 2018|

Unknown

As an unknown one calls an opponent, if someone wants to express that he has not played against a specific player not many hands yet. In this case the player is unknown.

By |2018-08-23T20:35:02+01:00August 23rd, 2018|

Underdog

In simple reading, the underdog is the player in a game situation in poker who holds the worse cards. From the probabilities of profit he is in the given situation the underdog. [pn_links

By |2018-08-23T20:32:23+01:00August 23rd, 2018|

Under the Gun

Under the Gun (UTG) refers to the player positions that are directly to the left of the blinds in games with blinds as compulsory bets and who must act very early in all betting rounds and therefore an immense position disadvantage compared to the own other players.

By |2018-08-23T20:25:51+01:00August 23rd, 2018|

Two Pair

A two pair is a poker hand that contains two different pairs.

By |2018-07-19T17:08:27+01:00July 19th, 2018|