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Ace-high

A five-card hand that contains one Ace, with no straight or flush or a hand with no pair in it.

Ante

Money placed in the pot before the hand is begun.

All-in

When a player bets all his/her chips.

Aggressive

Adjective to describe a player who raises and re-raises and rarely calls.

Active Player

Any player who is still in the hand.

Action

Checking/Betting/Raising. A game in which players are playing a lot of pots is considered an ‘action’ game.