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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Poker slang:

  • MANIAC - A player who bets, raises and reraises without regard to the quality of his hand. Most often found in flop games.
  • BAD-BEAT JACKPOT - In some cardrooms, a prize that is shared by the players in a game, when a very good hand (usually Aces full, or better) is beaten by a higher hand. Jackpots are usually financed by taking a drop ($1 is a common amount) from every pot. A typical division of the jackpot will give the losing hand 50 %, the winning hand 25 %, and the other players at the table share the remaining 25 % of the Jackpot.
  • DOYLE BRUNSON - In Hold'em, 10-2 in the hole. So named because Doyle Brunson won two straight WSOPs (q.v.) in 1975 and 1976 with 10-2 on the last hand. (Suited (spades) in 1975, unsuited in 1976).
  • STRAIGHT FLUSH - A hand consisting of 5 cards in sequence and the same suit.
  • NICKEL - Five dollars, usually represented by a red casino check.
  • BACK DOOR - Applies to a hand that was made in the last card or two, specifically not a hand the player was originally planning on having. Most often applied to straights and flushes.
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