Meet Doyle Brunson, Professional Poker’s ‘Texas Dolly’
Doyle Brunson had been a professional poker legend for decades when today’s young stars of the game were still learning how to play Old Maid and Go Fish. At age 71, poker’s one and only “Texas Dolly” is an international celebrity who consistently has defeated all comers for more than half a century and has a trophy chest with 10 World Series of Poker championship bracelets to prove it. The Thrifty Gambler caught up with Brunson recently for a chat about the explosion in the popularity of poker and …
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- OVERCALL - To call a bet after one or more players already called.
- HIT - To make a hand or catch a card or cards that improves one's hand. "I hit a gut-shot draw on the river."
- COLD CALL - Calling both a bet and raise at the same time, as opposed to calling a bet then later calling a raise made after the call.
- LITTLE SLICK - In Hold'em, hole cards of A-2, suited or not.
- DEAD MAN'S HAND - Generically: two pair, aces and eights. Specifically: the black aces, black eights and nine of diamonds. The hand Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot to death.
- RAKE - Money taken from each pot and given to the house in return for hosting the game. Usually a percentage of the pot (5%-10%) up to some maximum amount.