European Poker Tour Grand Final: Nicolas Chouity Holds Monster Chip Lead Going into Final Table

When the final 24 players reconvened at Le Sporting Club, the curtains were firmly drawn across the sunny Monte Carlo Bay vista as there was some serious business to attend to indoors. Chip leader going into the day was young American Kevin Eyster…

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Fri, April 30th, 2010

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  • DRAW OUT - To catch a card that improves your situation from a losing hand to a winning hand, especially when you beat someone holding a hand that usually figures to win.
  • OPEN - Make the first bet in a hand, especially in draw poker.
  • SPREAD LIMIT - A variation on fixed limit wherein the minimum and maximum bets are different. A 1-4-8 game allows bets from 1 to 4 in the early rounds and 1-8 in the last round. A 1-4-8-16 game allows bets from 1 to 4 in the early rounds, 1 to 8 in the next-to-last round, and 1 to 16 in the last round.
  • FULL HOUSE - A hand consisting of 3-of-a-kind and a (different) pair.
  • OPEN-HANDED - A category of games characterized by a part of each player's hand being exposed.
  • ALL-IN - To have all of one's chips in the pot. A player who is all-in cannot be forced out of the pot by more betting, but is only eligible to win that portion of the pot he has contributed to. Generally, a SIDE POT is created each time a player is all-in.
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