POKER TERMS beginning with "F"

Face Card: Name given to a Jack, Queen, or King of any suit of cards.

Family Pot: A pot in which all players have entered.

Fast Company: Highly experienced poker players.

Favorite: The hand that is expected to win the pot, given the current situation (Ace-Ace before the Flop).

Fifth Street: In Seven Card Stud, it is the fifth card dealt to players (and the third round of betting). In Texas Hold Em, it is the fifth community card dealt and the final round of betting (The River).

Fill: To draw a card that makes a complete five card hand (Full House, Straight, Flush).

Fish: A bad poker player. If you cannot determine who the Fish is at your table, it's probably YOU.

Fishing: A player who stays in a poker game longer than he probably should, trying to get the card(s) that will make his hand a winner.

Fishhooks: Jacks.

Five Card Draw: A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards (all down). The players have one draw to replace a certain number of cards, and there are generally two rounds of betting.

Five Card Stud: A poker game in which each player is dealt five cards (one down and four up). There are four rounds of betting.

Fixed Limit: A poker game is a Fixed-Limit game if the betting structure for each round is predetermined (a $4-$8 table).

Flat Call: Like calling, but pointing out that you didn't raise.

Flop: Poker games such as Texas Hold Em and Omaha are played with five community cards (dealt face up). The Flop is the name for the first three community cards, which are all dealt at the same time. Games that use a Flop are often called Flop games.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit. See Rankings of Poker Hands.

Fold: AKA Drop. To abandon your poker hand (you lose the hand).

Forced Bet: A required bet that starts the action on the first round of a hand (a Blind is a type of Forced Bet).

Foul: Unplayable hand because of a conflict with the rules of the game or house rules.

Four of a Kind: AKA Quads. Four cards of the same rank.

Fourth Street: In Seven Card Stud, it is the fourth card dealt to players (and the second round of betting). In Texas Hold Em, it is the fourth community card dealt and the third round of betting (The Turn).

Free Card: When you get to see the next card without having to call a bet, as in when all players check.

Freeroll: When you have a hand that will at least share the pot and may win the whole pot.

Freeroll Tournaments: Poker tournaments with no entry fee or initial Buy-In.

Freeze-out: A tournament format in which you are not allowed to Re-Buy.

Full House: A hand with of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank. See Rankings of Poker Hands.


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