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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Tue, January 27th, 2009

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Useful poker terms:

  • WHITE BLACKBIRD - A hand so astonishingly rare as to be unworthy of the opponents' consideration, e.g., being dealt a pat royal flush in 5-card draw.
  • HOOK - A Jack. So named because the "J" resembles a hook.
  • OVER - A term used in describing two pair or a full house. "Kings over tens" means two pair, kings and tens. "Jacks over", also "Jacks up" describes a hand that is two pair: Jacks with an unspecified lower pair. Also used to describe a full house, distinguishing the three of a kind from the pair. The hand J-J-J-A-A could be described as "Full house, Jacks over Aces".
  • ROYAL FLUSH - An ace-high straight flush, the best possible hand in regular poker.
  • SEVENTH STREET - The seventh card dealt in 7-card stud.
  • BAD GAME - Any game in which you figure to be the loser, because the other players are better than you.
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