Poker Glossary

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There are 12 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
C-BET

Short for continuation bet, a postflop bet made by the player who had the lead on the previous street. Commonly this describes a flop bet made by the preflop aggressor.

CALL THE CLOCK

A mechanism by which any player may request a player taking forever to act be given a limited amount of time to reach a decision. If a floorperson determines the request is reasonable, they will give the acting player a 60 second countdown after which the player's hand is declared dead.

CAPPED RANGE

A range that is lacking in the most premium or strongest holdings.

CARD REMOVAL

Holding a certain card, and thus knowing that your opponent cannot have that exact card, is less likely to have a card of the same rank and/or suit, and knowing that card will not be dealt on the board.

CHECK

Choosing not to bet when given the option.

CHECK BEHIND

When the in-position player had the opportunity to bet postflop, but instead checked their option.

CHECK-RAISE

Declining your option to bet, then raising when the option is avaiable because of action after your check.

CHICAGO

Seven card stud variant in which the high hand splits the pot with the high spade in the hole. Can also be played lowball such that the low hand splits with the low spade in the hole. High-low variants are possible but silly.

CO

The cutoff is the player to the direct right of the button.

COMBOS

This is the number of possible hands within a range. Most poker software will allow you to see a range in both percentages and combinations.

COMPLETING

When the player in the small blind limps to match the big blind, as opposed to raising or folding.

COURCHEVEL

An exquisite variant of Omaha in which players are dealt five cards each, immediately followed by the first community card. After a betting round, two additional community cards are dealt completing the traditional flop. Sometimes confused with Conchevelle: a shellfish soup popular in the late 19th century.