New Poker TV Show Launched by Montel Williams
January 28 - The International Team Poker League, hosted by C-list celebrity Montel Williams, will be launched in November and combine online poker playing with television viewing. Televised poker may well have just "jumped the shark"…
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Useful poker terms:
- POCKET PAIR - Generic Hold'em term for 2 hole cards of the same rank.
- SIXTH STREET - The sixth card dealt in 7-card stud.
- STEAM - Playing wildly, calling and raising a lot, because one is upset. Compare: ON TILT.
- SHILL - A card room employee who plays with House money, and does not share in any of his (her) winnings or losses. Shills are used to facilitate starting games, and keeping them going. Compare: PROP.
- EDGE - An advantage over an opponent, either specific or subjective.
- ON THE COME - A situation where the player does not have a complete hand but hopes to make one if the right cards come up.