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Jackpot – special bonus which is paid to the player that loses a pot if he loses with a very strong hand.when playing Holdem, the losing hand should usually be at least a four of a kind of eights.

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Kicker – Term used for the card that breaks the equality between two pairs of the same index (the highest card).

Live Blind – A forced bet realized by one or more players, before the distribution of the cards. The “live” word indicates the fact that the player still has the option of raising when his turn to act arrives.

Maniac – a player that bets extremely aggressive. Sometimes, an extremely aggressive game is an efficient strategy with the role of unbalancing the adversaries at the game table.

Muck – throwing the cards without showing them to the adversaries at the game table.

No-Limit – a variety of the poker game, different from limit poker due to the fact that a player can bet all the available chips for the pot. When playing no Limit only huge amounts of money can be won or lost within one hand.

Nuts – The best possible hand, if we consider the community cards.

Offsuit – texas holdem hand where the two hole cards have different colors.

Open-Ended Straight Draw – The trial to realize a straight with any of the ending cards.

Out – card that can transform your cards into a winning hand.

Outrun – Beating someone that was initially supposed to win.

Overcall – Paying a bet once one or more players also paid.

Overcard – card with a superior rank to any of the existing cards on the table.

Overpair – pair that is formed with hole cards (pocket pair) higher than any other card on the table. For example, AA and k 7 3 T 4 on the table.

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