Poker Glossary

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There are 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
PAY JUMP

In a tournament, the pay jump is the difference in prize money between one finishing place and the next.

PERCENTAGE FORM

The percentage of hand combinations in a range compared to all possible combinations.

PFR

Preflop raise. How often a player raises preflop given the opportunity. This ranges from 0-100, where higher numbers mean a player is raising more pots preflop.

PLAYER PROFILING

Analyzing a player's physical appearance and mannerisms as well as their play to determine what kind of a player they are, what frequencies can be exploited, and so on.

PLO

Abbreviation: Pot Limit Omaha. A 4-card version of hold'em for thinking players.

PLO8

Abbreviation: Pot Limit Omaha High-Low Eight-Or-Better. The split-pot version of PLO in which in order to qualify the low hand must contain five unpaired cards of rank 8 or lower. The ace is used low.

POCKET PAIR

When both of your hole cards are the same.

POLARIZED RANGE

A range that is heavily weighted on one side by strong value hands and on another by weak bluffing hands.

POSITION

The position of your seat at the table relative to the dealer, and your position in the order of action.

POT CONTROL

Choosing actions and bet sizes to keep the pot sized relative to the strength of your hand.

POT ODDS

A mathematical expression of risk/reward.