Best Tournament Series for Smaller-Stakes Players

Not everyone is blessed with million-dollar bankrolls or sponsorship deals that allow them to play the high buy-in events around the world. Heck, some of us wouldn’t even splurge on a single $10,000 event simply because it’s too much to risk…

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Tue, August 31st, 2010

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Poker lingo:

  • RAKE - Money taken from each pot and given to the house in return for hosting the game. Usually a percentage of the pot (5%-10%) up to some maximum amount.
  • DEALER'S CHOICE - In home games, a rule that permits the dealer to name which poker game to be played that hand. Often limited to selecting from a list provided.
  • BET - To put money into the pot, pursuant to the rules of the game, thus maintaining a chance of winning the pot.
  • TRIP - Three of a specific kind, as in "Trip sixes".
  • OMAHA - A variant of Hold'em where each player receives 4 hole cards and must use exactly two of them (together with 3 of 5 board cards) to make a hand. Often played high-low split with an 8 qualifier for low.
  • BOAT - A FULL HOUSE, three of a kind and a pair.
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