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Poker jargon – R

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rabbit hunt
After a hand is over, a rabbit hunt means to reveal the last card that would have come up in a community card game with a fixed number of cards. Such activity is usually prohibited in casinos.
1. A collection of 100 chips of the same denomination, usually arranged in 5 stacks in a plastic tray.
2. A plastic tray used for storing a rack of chips.
Worthless (or apparently worthless) cards. Most often refers to small cards in high-hand games, while high cards in low games are more often called “bricks” or “bombs”. Also “blank”.
The rail is the sideline at a poker table – the (often imaginary) rail separating spectators from the field of play. Watching from the rail means watching a poker game as a spectator. People on the rail are sometimes called railbirds.
Three or four cards of different suits, especially said of a flop.
Rebate/repayment to a player of a portion the rake paid by the player, normally from a non-cardroom, third-party source such as an affiliate. Applies only to online poker.
ram and jam
To aggressively bet, raise, and reraise.
To “go south”.
An amount of chips purchased after the buy-in.
To deal a hand again, possibly after a misdeal.
  1. To make one hand and have a draw for a better hand. Ted made a straight on the turn with a redraw for a flush on the river..
  2. Second or later draws in a draw game with multiple draws.
Raise after one has been raised. Also coming “over the top”.
river rat
A player whose hand was dominated from the start, but improves his hand on the river to win the pot.
  1. A very tight player (plays very few hands and only continues with strong hands).
  2. A bundle of chips held together with a rubber band, or other token signifying an obligatory live straddle. If the player under the gun has the rock, he must use it to post a live straddle. The winner of the pot collects the rock and is obligated to use it in turn.
rolled-up trips
In seven-card stud, three of a kind dealt in the first three cards.
A tournament entrant, a contestant.
A hand made by hitting two consecutive cards on the turn and river. Also “backdoor”.
Winning streak. A player who has won several big pots recently is said to be on a rush.

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