The Nightly Turbo: World Poker Tour on FSN, World Series of Poker Coverage Continues, and More

We know you’re wondering what’s on the news tap for today. Well, the World Poker Tour has announced its latest partnership with FSN for television broadcasting rights (and we know you’re hoping for plenty of Royal Flush Girls coverage). On top of…

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Mon, August 30th, 2010

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  • FIFTH STREET - In stud poker, the fifth card to be dealt to each player. Sometimes used to refer to the last card dealt in Hold'em, although the more common term for this is RIVER (q.v.).
  • FOLD - To decline to call a bet, thus dropping out of a hand.
  • SHOWDOWN - The point at the end of the hand where all active players reveal their cards and the pot is awarded to the winner(s).
  • RING GAME - A standard game where players can come and go as they choose. The opposite of TOURNAMENT.
  • CRYING CALL - A call made with little chance of ultimately winning, but marginally better than an immediate fold.
  • RACE - In tournaments it is sometimes convenient to remove all lower-denomination chips from play, as the remaining players' stacks tend to grow. Small chips are converted to larger chips and any odd chips are "raced off" in the following way: each player with odd chips places them in front of his stack and is dealt one card for each chip. Highest card (rank and suit) takes all the small chips and converts them to higher-denomination chips.
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