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In the game of poker, opens and raises are considered aggressive plays, while calls and checks are considered passive (though a check-raise would be considered a very aggressive play).
Alfred Alvarez (born 5 August 1929) is an English poet, novelist, essayist and critic who publishes under the name A. Alvarez and Al Alvarez.
In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems.
Thomas Austin Preston Jr. (December 31, 1928 – April 29, 2012), known as Amarillo Slim, was an American professional gambler known for his poker skills and proposition bets.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity.
Daniel Andrew "Andy" Beal (born November 29, 1952) is an American banker, businessman, investor, poker player, and amateur mathematician.
Andrew Norman "The Poker Pundit" Glazer (December 28, 1955 – July 4, 2004) was an American poker player, writer, and lawyer who was born in Amityville, New York.
Anthony Holden (born 22 May 1947) is an English writer, broadcaster and critic, particularly known as a biographer of artists including Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky, Leigh Hunt, Lorenzo da Ponte and Laurence Olivier, and of members of the British Royal family, notably Charles, Prince of Wales.
Artificial intelligence (AI, also machine intelligence, MI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence (NI) displayed by humans and other animals.
Baccarat or baccara is a card game played at casinos.
Lester Ben "Benny" Binion (November 20, 1904 – December 25, 1989) was an American gambling icon and mob boss.
In the game of poker, the play largely centers on the act of betting, and as such, a protocol has been developed to speed up play, lessen confusion, and increase security while playing.
Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player is a book by Anthony Holden.
Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom is Anthony Holden's followup to his 1990 book Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player.
Bill Robertie (born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States on July 9, 1946) is a backgammon, chess, and poker player and author.
Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel, formerly Binion's Horseshoe, is a casino on Fremont Street along the Fremont Street Experience mall in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.
The blinds are forced bets posted by players to the left of the dealer button in flop-style poker games.
In the card game of poker, a bluff is a bet or raise made with a hand which is not thought to be the best hand.
Bradley (Brad) Booth (born September 20, 1976) is a Canadian professional poker player known for his appearances on the GSN series High Stakes Poker and buying in for a "cool million." Booth was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In card games, a burn card is a playing card dealt from the top of a deck, and discarded ("burned"), unused by the players.
In poker, the buck or dealer button is a marker used to indicate the player who is dealing or, in casino games with a house dealer, the player who acts last on that deal (who would be the dealer in a home game).
The California Club operated from 1958 to 1973.
Card marking is the process of altering playing cards in a method only apparent to marker or conspirator, such as by bending or adding visible marks to a card.
Carnegie Mellon University (commonly known as CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Cash games, also sometimes referred to as ring games or live action games, are poker games played with "real" chips and money at stake, usually with no predetermined end time, with players able to enter and leave as they see fit.
Casino Royale is a 2006 British spy film, the twenty-first in the Eon Productions ''James Bond'' film series, and the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming's 1953 novel of the same name.
Casino tokens (also known as casino or gaming chips, checks, or cheques) are small discs used in lieu of currency in casinos.
Cepheus is the first poker playing program that "essentially weakly solved" the game of heads-up limit Texas hold 'em.
Christopher Bryan Moneymaker (born November 21, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American poker player who won the Main Event at the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
In the game of poker, a betting round is said to be closed if no player will have the right to raise in the round.
In mathematics, a combination is a selection of items from a collection, such that (unlike permutations) the order of selection does not matter.
Community card poker refers to any game of poker that uses community cards (also called "shared cards" or "window cards"), which are cards dealt face up in the center of the table and shared by all players.
Felton "Corky" McCorquodale (August 23, 1904 – November 23, 1968) was a professional poker player, noted as the person who introduced Texas hold 'em to Las Vegas in 1963.
Crandell Addington (born June 2, 1938 in Graham, Texas) is an entrepreneur and poker player who is best known as one of the founders of the World Series of Poker, and is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame.
Dan Harrington (born December 6, 1945) is a professional poker player, best known for winning the Main Event at the 1995 World Series of Poker.
Des Wilson (born 5 March 1941) is a New Zealand born British campaigner, political activist, businessman, sports administrator, author and poker player.
Double Texas hold 'em (or also called Tahoe) is a card game played in four stages, each with a betting round; 1) each player is dealt three hole cards, 2) there's a flop where three board community cards are simultaneously opened and each player establishes a middle common card that plays with each of the other cards, but the outer cards don’t play with each other (each player has two 2-card hands), 3) a fourth turn community card is opened, and 4) a fifth river community card is opened. After the final a betting round, the pot is disbursed to the hand’s winner or winners in instances of a tie.
Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central business district and historic center of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Doyle F. Brunson (born August 10, 1933) is a retired American poker player who played professionally for over 50 years.
Draw poker is any poker variant in which each player is dealt a complete hand before the first betting round, and then develops the hand for later rounds by replacing, or "drawing", cards.
The Dunes Hotel was a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, that operated from May 23, 1955 to January 26, 1993.
Edward Harrison Norton (born August 18, 1969) is an American actor and filmmaker.
Egalitarianism – or equalitarianism – is a school of thought that prioritizes equality for all people.
Erik Seidel (born November 6, 1959) is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won eight World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title.
ESPN (originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite sports television channel owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company (80%) and Hearst Communications (20%).
French playing cards (jeu de cartes) are cards that use the French suits of trèfles (clovers or clubs), carreaux (tiles or diamonds), cœurs (hearts), and piques (pikes or spades). Each suit contains three face cards; the valet (knave or jack), the dame (lady or queen), and the roi (king).
A game of skill is a game where the outcome is determined mainly by mental or physical skill, rather than by chance.
Game Show Network (GSN) is an American pay television channel that is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (owning a 58% interest) and AT&T (holding 42%).
Game theory is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers".
The following is a glossary of poker terms used in the card game of poker.
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is a luxury hotel and casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada on the Fremont Street Experience.
Greek hold 'em (originally known as tight hold 'em) is a community card poker game variant of Texas hold 'em which transitioned into the evolution of Omaha hold 'em.
Gregory Raymer (born June 25, 1964) nicknamed "Fossilman," is a professional poker player.
High card by suit and low card by suit refer to assigning relative values to playing cards of equal rank based on their suit.
High Stakes Poker is a cash game poker television program, which was broadcast by the cable television network GSN in the United States.
In poker, a hole cam (or pocket cam) is a camera that displays a player's face-down cards (known as "hole cards") to television viewers.
H.O.R.S.E. is a multi-game form of poker commonly played at the high-stakes tables of casinos and in tournaments.
HOSE (aka H.O.S.E or S.H.O.E.) is a term used for playing a mixed game of poker consisting of four different poker games.
Jack Benny Binion (born February 21, 1937 in Dallas, Texas) is an American businessman.
The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
Jamie M. Gold (born August 25, 1969) is an American television producer, a talent agent, and poker player, based in Malibu, California.
Joseph Hachem (جوزف هاشم;; born 11 March 1966) is a Lebanese Australian professional poker player known for winning the Main Event of the 2005 World Series of Poker.
Johnny Chan (He has another Chinese name "Chen Qiangni" which is also commonly used by Chinese-language media. It is a transliteration of "Johnny Chan" (as "Chen" for "Chan", "Qiangni" for "Johnny") rather than his Chinese birth name. born in Guangzhou, China in 1957) is a Chinese-American professional poker player.
The Joker is a playing card found in most modern card decks, as an addition to the standard four suits (clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades).
A kicker, also called a side card, is a card in a poker hand that does not itself take part in determining the rank of the hand, but that may be used to break ties between hands of the same rank.
The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard in Clark County, Nevada that is known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos.
The Las Vegas Valley is a major metropolitan area in the southern part of the U.S. state of Nevada.
Late Night Poker is a British television series that helped popularize poker in the 2000s.
Liam Flood (1943 – 16 August 2014) was an Irish bookmaker and professional poker player who was the 1997 European poker champion.
In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the game being played.
The card game of poker has many variations, most of which were created in the United States in the mid-1900's.
Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
Nova ScienceNow (styled NOVA scienceNOW) is a spinoff of the long-running and venerable PBS science program Nova.
Omaha hold 'em (also known as Omaha holdem or simply Omaha) is a community card poker game similar to Texas hold 'em, where each player is dealt four cards and must make his or her best hand using exactly two of them, plus exactly three of the five community cards.
Online poker is the game of poker played over the Internet.
In a poker game with more than one betting round, an out is any unseen card that, if drawn, will improve a player's hand to one that is likely to win.
A patent attorney is an attorney who has the specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice, such as filing an opposition.
Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr. (born July 16, 1964) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets.
A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games.
Poker is a family of card games that combines gambling, strategy, and skill.
Poker After Dark is an hour-long poker television program on NBC.
In poker, the probability of each type of 5-card hand can be computed by calculating the proportion of hands of that type among all possible hands.
Poker tools are a variety of software or web-based applications that allow the statistical analysis of poker players, games or tournaments.
A poker tournament is a tournament where players compete by playing poker.
Position in poker refers to the order in which players are seated around the table and the related poker strategy implications.
The pot in poker refers to the sum of money that players wager during a single hand or game, according to the betting rules of the variant being played.
In decision theory, on making decisions under uncertainty—should information about the best course of action arrive after taking a fixed decision—the human emotional response of regret is often experienced.
Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Robstown is a city in Nueces County, Texas, United States, and a western suburb of Corpus Christi.
Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker, directed by John Dahl and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton.
Royal hold 'em is a deviation of limit Texas hold 'em which is played using a stripped deck.
Ihsan "Sam" Farha (born 1959 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player.
Sawdust or wood dust is a by-product or waste product of woodworking operations such as sawing, milling, planing, routing, drilling and sanding.
Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.
Seven-card stud, also known as Seven-Toed Pete or Down-The-River is a variant of stud poker.
In poker, the showdown is a situation when, if more than one player remains after the last betting round, remaining players expose and compare their hands to determine the winner or winners.
Six-plus hold 'em (also known as short-deck hold 'em) is a community card poker game variant of Texas hold 'em, where cards 2 through 5 are removed.
In poker it is sometimes necessary to split, or divide the pot among two or more players rather than awarding it all to a single player.
The Stardust Resort and Casino was a casino resort located on 63 acres (25 ha) along the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada.
Super/System, one of the first books about poker strategy, was written and published in 1979 by Doyle Brunson, a professional poker player and multiple winner at the World Series of Poker.
Lonnie Theodore "Ted" Binion (November 28, 1943 – September 17, 1998) was a wealthy U.S. gambling executive and one of the sons of famed Las Vegas casino magnate Lester Ben "Benny" Binion, owner of Binion's Horseshoe.
The Texas Hold’em King franchise is a series of games for mobile devices based on the popular version of poker, Texas Hold 'em.
The Legislature of the state of Texas is the state legislature of Texas.
In 1983, Al Alvarez published, The Biggest Game in Town, a book detailing the 1981 World Series of Poker event.
The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time is a 2005 book by Michael Craig detailing billionaire Andrew Beal's series of high-stakes poker games with Las Vegas' top professional poker players.
Thomson Reuters Corporation is a Canadian multinational mass media and information firm.
Travel Channel (originally The Travel Channel from 1987 to 1998) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery, Inc. The channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.
The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment Corporation (known as Harrah's Entertainment until 2010).
The 1988 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was a series of poker tournaments held at Binion's Horseshoe.
The 2000 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.
The 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.
The 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe after Harrah's Entertainment purchased the casino and the rights to the tournament in January.
The 2005 World Series of Poker opened play on June 2, continuing through the Main Event No Limit World Championship starting on July 7.
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