POKER TERMS beginning with "T"

Table: Term used for the group of players at a table, the poker table itself, or the Board.

Table Stakes: The requirement that a player may only wager money he has on the table at the start of a hand.

Tap: To go All-In.

Tap Out: To lose all of your money in a game.

Tells: Poker tells are unconscious habits or behaviors that reveal information about your hand.

Texas Hold Em (or Hold Em, Holdem, Hold'em): A poker game in which each player is dealt two pocket cards face down, with five community cards dealt face up on the table. For more information, see Texas Hold Em Poker Rules.

Third Street: In Seven Card Stud, it is the third card dealt to players (and the first round of betting).

Three Of A Kind: Three cards of the same rank. See Rankings of Poker Hands.

Tight: Conservative.

Tilt: Frustrated or angry, and usually playing aggressive or loose.

Toke: A tip to the dealer, usually given after winning a pot.

Top Pair: The situation in Texas Hold Em in which a player pairs one of his hole cards with the highest of three cards (of different ranks) in the Flop.

Tournament: A formal competition among players, often with a Buy-In, where the players start with the same number of chips.

Trap: To Check or Underbet a strong hand.

Trey: A three.

Triplets (or Trio, Trips): Three of a Kind.

Turn: Name for the second to last card dealt in Texas Hold Em, Omaha, or Seven Card Stud games.

Two Pair: Two separate Pairs. A hand consisting of two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank, and an unpaired card. See Rankings of Poker Hands.


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