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Poker jargon – F

Full House

family pot
A deal in which every (or almost every) seated player called the first opening bet.
Aggressive play. I was afraid of too many chasers, so I played my trips fast.
In a casino setting, a second or third table playing the same game as a “main” table, and from which players move to the main game as players there leave. Also called a “must-move table.”
fifth street
  1. The last card dealt to the board in community card games.
  2. The fifth card dealt to each player in stud poker.
fill, fill up
To successfully draw to a hand that needs one card to complete it, by getting the last card of a straight, flush, or full house. Jerry made his flush when I was betting my kings up, but I filled on seventh street to catch up.
final table
In a multi-table tournament: to remain in the game long enough as to make it to the last round of players that can fit at one standard tournament table (usually 9 or 10 players).
To make the opening bet of a round, following the same analogy by which chips are called “ammo”. I called Ken’s bet on fourth with a draw, but I bricked, and when he fired again I had to fold. or I think Randy suspected my earlier bet was a bluff, but when I fired a second shot he let it go.
  1. An unskilled player, or an otherwise skilled player playing carelessly.
  2. To risk money on a long-shot bet
five of a kind
A hand possible only in games with wild cards, defeating all other hands, comprising five cards of equal rank.
  1. To show the bottom card of the deck while shuffling.
  2. To show one or more downcards from one’s hand. After everyone folded, Ted flashed his bluff to the other players.
flat call
A call, in a situation where one might be expected to raise. Normally I raise with jacks, but with three limpers ahead of me I decided to flat call.
To call a bet with an inferior hand, with the intention of bluffing on a later betting round.
floorman, floorperson
A casino employee whose duties include adjudicating player disputes, keeping games filled and balanced, and managing dealers and other personnel. Players may shout “floor!” to call for a floorperson to resolve a dispute, to ask for a table or seat change, or to ask for some other casino service.
flop game
A community card game.
A hand comprising five cards of the same suit.
In a casino where more than one table is playing the same game with the same betting structure, one of the tables may be designated the “main” table,and will be kept full by requiring a player to move from one of the feeder tables to fill any vacancies. Players will generally be informed that their table is a “forced-move” table to be used in this way before they agree to play there. Also “must-move”.
forward motion
A house rule of some casinos states that if a player in turn picks up chips from his stack and moves his hand toward the pot (“forward motion with chips in hand”), this constitutes a commitment to bet (or call), and the player may not withdraw his hand to check or fold. Such a player still has the choice of whether to call or raise.
fouled hand
A hand that is ruled unplayable because of an irregularity, such as being found with too many or two few cards, having been mixed with cards of other players or the muck, having fallen off the table, etc.
Four cards of the same suit. A non-standard poker hand in some games, an incomplete drawing hand in most.
four of a kind
A hand containing four cards of equal rank. Also “quads”.
Four cards in rank sequence; either an open-ender or one-ender. A non-standard poker hand in some games, an incomplete drawing hand in most. Sometimes “four to a straight”.
fourth street
  1. The fourth card dealt to the board in community card games. Also “turn”.
  2. The fourth card dealt to each player in stud.
free card
A card dealt to one’s hand (or to the board of community cards) after a betting round in which no player opened. One is thereby being given a chance to improve one’s hand without having to pay anything. I wasn’t sure my hand was good, but I bet so I wouldn’t give a free card to Bill’s flush draw.
A winner-take-all tournament. That is, a game in which play continues until one player has all the chips.
full, full boat, full hand, full house
A hand with three cards of one rank and two of a second rank. Also “boat”, “tight”.
full bet rule
In some casinos, the rule that a player must wager the full amount required in order for his action to constitute a raise. For example, in a game with a $4 fixed limit, a player facing an opening bet of $4 who wagers $7 is deemed to have flat called, because $8 is required to raise.

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