Poker Book Review: Matthew Hilger’s ‘Internet Texas Hold’em’
Among the first poker titles to arrive in the new year is a new edition of ‘Internet Texas Hold’em’ by professional player and author Matthew Hilger. Originally published in 2003, this newly revised and expanded…
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Useful poker terms:
- MIDDLE POSITION - Betting positions approximately halfway around the table from the first player to act.
- PROP - Also PROPOSITION PLAYER. An employee of the gaming establishment whose primary purpose is to keep enough players at a table to prevent breaking up the game for lack of players. Unlike SHILLs "props" make a small hourly wage but play with their own money, winning or losing based on their skill.
- MISDEAL - A hand dealt incorrectly that must be re-dealt.
- CALLER - One who calls. Sometimes used collectively, as in "3 callers".
- BET FOR VALUE - Betting a hand that, in the long run, is expected to win more than it loses. Antonym: BLUFF.
- SEMI-BLUFF - To bluff with a come hand that figures to win if it hits.