Poker Glossary

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There are 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
FISH

A term for a bad poker player that should rarely be used, particularly in the presence of bad poker players.

FLOAT BET

A bet made after the player with the betting lead declines to c-bet. For example, a player in EP opens preflop and the button calls. If EP checks the flop and BTN bets, this is a float bet.

FLOATING

Calling on one street with the intention to bet on a later street. Often implies a weak made hand or draw that expects to profit through a combination of bluffing and improving hand equity.

FLOP, DRY

A flop on which it is difficult to make a big hand, such as 6h6d3c or Kh7c2s.

FLOP, DYNAMIC

A flop on which the winning hand is not likely already made. Many overcards and draws possible, so that the nuts usually changes on turn and river cards.

FLOP, STATIC

A flop on which the winning hand is likely already made. Few draws, so that the nuts often remain the same on turn and river cards.

FLOP, WET

A flop which is highly coordinated allowing for many big hands and draws. Examples: QsTd9d and KcQcTh.

FLOPZILLA

A premium piece of software that allows you to do tremendous range exploration.

FOLD EQUITY

A loosely-defined term that entered the poker lexicon from short-stacked tournament play. In that context "having fold equity" means having enough chips to compel an opponent (typically the big blind) to fold if you shove. Also used informally to describe the added EV we gain by taking an aggressive action, thereby causing our opponent to fold.

FREQUENCIES

How often something happens relative to the number of opportunities. A player who 3-bets 1% of the time 3-bets at a very low frequency and a player who CBs 100% of the time CBs at a high frequency.

FULL RING

A 9- or 10-seated game of poker, typical for live poker rooms.