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Commonly Used Poker Abbreviations and Terms

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Like others above have mentioned this list is indeed brilliant :cool:
Luckily (or not) from these 9 phrases there are 2 which would suit perfectly to Cardchat games hehe ...
WOW lol I see yes.I know the donkey but what is the fish haha.
 
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Players use the term BB to represent the size of the bet. If I said I raised 3BB it means that I raised 3 times the size of the big blind. So if the blinds are 50/100 I raised to 300 and if the blinds are 200/400 I raised to 1200. When someone refers to 100BB tournament that would mean that you start the tournament with 100BB. So if the first level of the tournament is 50/100 you would start the tournament with 10,000 chips.
 
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What does a donk bet mean? Is it bad thing to do?
 
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The most common situation in hold-em is a raise by the button and a call from the BB. On the flop the BB is expected to just check to the button. When the BB bets into the pre-flop aggressor it is considered a donk bet. It used to have negative connotations. Donk meaning the donkey bet into me. But in today's game it is another strategy that can be employed and does not necessarily mean that it is a bad play.
 
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Here is a list of commonly used abbreviations and terms used in poker discussions and hand analysis threads. For a complete list of poker terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, please see our more extensive Poker Glossary.

Game Types
HE = Holdem
O = Usually Omaha Hi
O8 = Omaha Hi/Low
Stud = 7 card stud
Stud8 = 7 Card stud Hi/Low.
HORSE = Holdem, Omaha/8, Razz, Stud, Eight or better H/L stud. Typically fixed limit games. Game changes with the blinds/antes online, and at predetermined intervals live
FR = A full ring game, usually 9/10 players. (Some sites 8)
6MAX= A ring game, max number of players is 6. (Occasionally we will see 4MAX)
HU= Heads up. (2 players max)
S&G=Sit and go, once the game has reached a specified number of players the game starts.
STT= Single table Sit and Go.
MTT= Multi-Table Tournament, usually no limit on the amount of players.
NL$25 (or $25NL)= The $25 refering to the MAX buyin for the specified game. The blinds are defined as being 1/100th of the max buyin. So nl$600 has a big blind of $6.

Limits
NL = No Limit
PL = Pot Limit
FL = Fixed Limit

So if you see a thread starting PL08- It refers to pot limit Omaha hi/low hand.

Table position abbreviations
SB = Small Blind
BB = Big Blind
UTG = The first person to act pre-flop (first person after the BB)
UTG+1 = Person to the left of UTG
EP = Early Position
MP = Middle Position
LP = Late Position
CO = Cut off seat, the seat directly to the right of the button.
Button = Dealer (aka OTB = On the Button)
OOP = Out of position, generally meaning UTG, first to act on the flop, or calling a LP raise from EP, etc.

Betting Abbreviations.
Limp = Call the big blind (no raise)
Open Limp/Raise = Be the first non-folding player to act.
3-Bet = A re-raise.
4-Bet = A re-raise of a re-raise.
Light (ie 3-bet light) = Raising a hand you would'nt usually raise for value.
Steal = An attempt to steal the blinds/limps.

Player Types

LAG = Loose Aggressive Player
TAG = Tight Aggressive Player
LAP = Loose-Passive Player

Hand Identifiers
ATC = Any Two Cards
BDSD = Backdoor Straight Draw
BDFD = Backdoor Flush Draw
FD = Flush Draw
Gutshot = Inside Straight Draw
OESD = Open End Straight Draw
OESFD = Open Ended Straight Flush Draw
o / os = Off Suit
PP = Pocket Pair
SC = Suited Connectors, hands like 67 suited, 89suited, 34suited
s = Suited
TPTK = Top Pair Top Kicker
TPGK = Top Pair Good Kicker
TPBK = Top Pair Bad Kicker
WA = Way Ahead
WB = Way Behind

Poker Tracker Statistics
AF = Aggression Factor
BB/100 Hands = big bets won per 100 hands played
EV = Expected Value
HEM = http://www.holdemmanager.net/ A software program used by players to analyze things
HR = Hourly Rate
PFR% = Preflop Raise Percent
ROI = Return on Investment
VP$IP or VPIP = Voluntarily Put Money Into Pot
WR = Win Rate
W$SD = Won $ at Showdown
WSD = Went to Showdown

Tournament Info
ITM = in the money
Bubble = busting out of a tournament in the last spot before the payouts begin.
MTT = Multi Table Tournament
STT = Single Table Tournament
SNG = Sit and Go

Others
AI = All in
B&M = Brick and Mortar (a live card room or casino)
CR = check-raise
HU = Heads Up
PF = Pre-flop.
PFR = Pre-flop raise/pre-flop raiser.
HH = Hand history
PSB = Pot-sized bet
PSR = Pot-Sized Raise
PT = Poker Tracker
FE = Fold Equity - The chance of a bet/raise taking down the pot.
OP = Original Post

Less Common (yet all too true) Ones
WTF: I doubt that was a sound play.
OMG: I am rather surprised.
ESAD: Eat sh*t and die
NH = Thanks for donking all my chips
TY = Totally blind to the sarcasm of the above NH
OMFG = Did you really just call all in with 84os?
GG = "I beat you!"
GG = "I know."
LOL WOW = I wish I could stab people through my monitor.


Great job. Keep it up.
 
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Thank you

I didn't know that there are such terms, thanks.
 
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This was such a helpful thread! Thank you so much!
 
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Useful

Thanks for the information in regards to poker terms.

I made a suggestion for Snowmen on the poker glossary for pocket 8s have others heard of this ?.
 
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It took me a long time to learn the terms of Poker but I continue to review from time to time some abbreviations that confuse me. It is primaldial to know oneself dominant in that.
 
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i see very people now saying "ship it" everytime!
Especially on 888 poker indeed.

The most funny thing is when they say it and didn't properly look at the board and loose the hand. 🤣
 
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Tell me what is the difference between NL and ABI
 
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Here is a list of commonly used abbreviations and terms used in poker discussions and hand analysis threads. For a complete list of poker terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, please see our more extensive Poker Glossary.

Game Types
HE = Holdem
O = Usually Omaha Hi
O8 = Omaha Hi/Low
Stud = 7 card stud
Stud8 = 7 Card stud Hi/Low.
HORSE = Holdem, Omaha/8, Razz, Stud, Eight or better H/L stud. Typically fixed limit games. Game changes with the blinds/antes online, and at predetermined intervals live
FR = A full ring game, usually 9/10 players. (Some sites 8)
6MAX= A ring game, max number of players is 6. (Occasionally we will see 4MAX)
HU= Heads up. (2 players max)
S&G=Sit and go, once the game has reached a specified number of players the game starts.
STT= Single table Sit and Go.
MTT= Multi-Table Tournament, usually no limit on the amount of players.
NL$25 (or $25NL)= The $25 refering to the MAX buyin for the specified game. The blinds are defined as being 1/100th of the max buyin. So nl$600 has a big blind of $6.


Limits
NL = No Limit
PL = Pot Limit
FL = Fixed Limit


So if you see a thread starting PL08- It refers to pot limit Omaha hi/low hand.

Table position abbreviations
SB = Small Blind
BB = Big Blind
UTG = The first person to act pre-flop (first person after the BB)
UTG+1 = Person to the left of UTG
EP = Early Position
MP = Middle Position
LP = Late Position
CO = Cut off seat, the seat directly to the right of the button.
Button = Dealer (aka OTB = On the Button)
OOP = Out of position, generally meaning UTG, first to act on the flop, or calling a LP raise from EP, etc.


Betting Abbreviations.
Limp = Call the big blind (no raise)
Open Limp/Raise = Be the first non-folding player to act.
3-Bet = A re-raise.
4-Bet = A re-raise of a re-raise.
Light (ie 3-bet light) = Raising a hand you would'nt usually raise for value.
Steal = An attempt to steal the blinds/limps.

Player Types
LAG = Loose Aggressive Player
TAG = Tight Aggressive Player
LAP = Loose-Passive Player

Hand Identifiers
ATC = Any Two Cards
BDSD = Backdoor Straight Draw
BDFD = Backdoor Flush Draw
FD = Flush Draw
Gutshot = Inside Straight Draw
OESD = Open End Straight Draw
OESFD = Open Ended Straight Flush Draw
o / os = Off Suit
PP = Pocket Pair
SC = Suited Connectors, hands like 67 suited, 89suited, 34suited
s = Suited
TPTK = Top Pair Top Kicker
TPGK = Top Pair Good Kicker
TPBK = Top Pair Bad Kicker
WA = Muito à frente
WB = Muito Atrás

Estatísticas do rastreador de pôquer
AF = Fator de Agressão
BB/100 Mãos = grandes apostas ganhas por 100 mãos jogadas
EV = Valor Esperado
HEM = http://www.holdemmanager.net/ Um programa de software usado pelos jogadores para analisar coisas
HR = Taxa Horária
PFR% = Porcentagem de aumento pré-flop
ROI = Retorno do Investimento
VP$IP ou VPIP = Colocar dinheiro voluntariamente no pote
WR = Taxa de vitórias
W$SD = Ganhou $ no Showdown
WSD = foi para o confronto

Informações do torneio
ITM = no dinheiro
Bolha = sair de um torneio no último lugar antes do início dos pagamentos.
MTT = Torneio de múltiplas mesas
STT = Torneio de mesa única
SNG = Sit and Go

Outros
IA = Tudo incluído
B&M = Brick and Mortar (uma sala de jogos ao vivo ou cassino)
CR = check-raise
HU = Atenção
PF = Pré-flop.
PFR = raise pré-flop/raiser pré-flop.
HH = Histórico de mãos
PSB = aposta do tamanho do pote
PSR = aumento do tamanho do pote
PT = Rastreador de pôquer
FE = Fold Equity - A chance de uma aposta/raise levar o pote.
OP = postagem original

Menos comuns (mas muito verdadeiros)
WTF: Duvido que tenha sido uma boa jogada.
OMG: Estou bastante surpreso.
ESAD: Coma merda e morra
NH = Obrigado por doar todas as minhas fichas
TY = Totalmente cego para o sarcasmo do NH acima
OMFG = Você realmente fez call all in com 84os?
GG = "Eu venci você!"
GG = “Eu sei”.
LOL WOW = Eu gostaria de poder esfaquear pessoas através do meu monitor.[/SIZE]

Esse tópico é muito bom, parabéns pela ideia, eu mesmo não conhecia a maioria dessas siglas.
 
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Tell me what is the difference between NL and ABI

NL stands for "no limit" and means that players can bet as many chips as they want at any time. ABI - "All-in button" means that players must bet all of their chips at any time they place a bet.
 
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Nice post. Can you also explain BRM? I saw it in the other post but can't find explanation here.
 
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Nice post. Can you also explain BRM? I saw it in the other post but can't find explanation here.
BRM is an abbreviation and stands for bank roll management. It basically boils down to setting limits for buyins depending on the variance of the type of game to minimise the risk of going bankrupt. :)

for example, a common limit is to only play tournaments up to 1% of your bankroll, so with a bankroll of $200, you should only play MTTs of $2 or less.
 
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