Pair drawn to poker
Dan Zogman won 227,811 and the Heartland Poker Tournament title with a pair of fours. In the tournaments final hand of Texas Hold Em, his opponent had a queen and a three, and Zogman had a four and a nine. The flop included a three and a four, giving Zogman the higher pair.
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- OPEN - Make the first bet in a hand, especially in draw poker.
- TABLE STAKES - A standard rule whereby during a hand players can only bet the money they have on the table. If the bet to a player is more than the player's stack, that player may call with all his chips and be eligible to win only that portion of the pot he contributed to equally. A side pot is created, for which only the remaining players may compete.
- JOKER - A 53rd card in the deck, distinct from the others, used as a wild card or as a BUG.
- FISH - A player who loses money. An old saying is "If you can't spot the fish at the table, *you* are the fish.".
- OVERCALL - To call a bet after one or more players already called.
- S&M - Sklansky & Malmuth. Generally refers to the ideas and algorithms published by these two authors. When used in a 7-card stud context, often refers to "7 Card Stud For Advanced Players", and when used in a Hold'em context, often refers to "Texas Hold'em For Advanced Players".