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Satellite

A mini-tournament to gain an entry into a larger tournament.

Seating List

A waiting list. A player can put his or her name on this list if there are no players at the table at which they wish to play.

Second Pair

In flop games, when you pair the second highest card on the board.

Set

Having a pocket pair that matches one of the cards on the board.

Showdown

At the end of the final betting round, it’s when all active players turn their cards face-up to see who has won the pot

Side Pot

A separate pot(s) which is contested by remaining active players when one or more players are all-in.

Small Blind

The amount put in the pot by the person immediately to the left of the dealer ‘button’ prior to the cards being dealt.

Split

Tie.

Stack

A pile of chips.

Straight

Five consecutive cards of any suit.

Straight Flush

Five consecutive cards of the same suit.

Structure

The limits put on the blinds/ante, bets, and raises in any particular game.

Suit

A characteristic of a playing card. The card being either of Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, or Spades.