BADUGI GLOSSARY

  • Big Blind: The larger of the two forced bets before any cards are dealt.
  • Capped: The maximum amount allowed to be bet after which no further betting is allowed, on that particular round, e.g., in limit games, betting is capped at 4 units per person on each round.
  • Counterfeited: When one or more cards are rendered useless due to the nature of each game. E.g., if you hold A2 in Hold'em and the board reads A2454, then your 2 has been counterfeited due to the bigger board pair, making your final hand value AA445.
  • First-bet Round: The first round of betting in any poker game.
  • First Draw: The first round of discarding cards and taking new ones-only available in 'Draw' games.
  • Half Pot Limit: A game where the maximum a player can bet is that amount equal to half the total value of the current pot.
  • High Stake: The larger incremental bets allowed in the final 2 betting rounds of limit games.
  • Hold'em: A 7 card variation of poker where players make their best 5-card hand using their 2 hole cards and the 5 community cards.
  • Incremental Units: The amounts bet in limit games are incremental units. That is, you can only raise / increase the bet by one extra-specified unit.
  • Limit Game: A game with set incremental betting units.
  • Low Hand Wins: Games in which the object is to get the lowest possible hand, e.g., Ad2s3c4h in Badugi, or 23457 in Triple Draw.
  • Low Stake: The smaller incremental betting units used in the first two rounds of limit games.
  • Off Suit: Cards of different suits, e.g., 9h5s.
  • One-card Hand: A hand in Badugi with an overall value of only one card-due to counterfeiting. E.g., 4444
  • Pot Limit: A game where the maximum a player can bet is that amount equal to the total value of the current pot.
  • Psychology: The mind games and game theory involved in most variations of poker.
  • Rainbow: When cards are all different suits. E.g., a rainbow flop would be Ah3s4d
  • Reshuffle of Discards: In drawing games, where there are no cards left in the deck to draw all discards from previous rounds are reshuffled and re-dealt as necessary.
  • Rounds 1 and 2: The first two rounds of betting. This phrase is usually associated with limit games.
  • Second-Bet Round: The second round of betting. This phrase is usually associated with drawing games, e.g., Badugi.
  • Standing Pat: Choosing to draw no cards and instead to keep all the cards you currently hold.
  • Second-Draw Round: The second round of discarding cards and taking new ones-only available in 'Draw' games.
  • Showdown: When hands are shown down at the end of the final betting round and the winning hand is determined.
  • Side Pots: A separate pot that may develop if one or more players are all in but others still have chips left to bet with.
  • Small Blind: The smaller of the two forced bets before any cards are dealt.
  • Third-Bet Round: The third round of betting. This phrase is usually associated with drawing games, e.g., Badugi.
  • Third Draw: The final round of discarding cards and taking new ones-only available in 'Draw' games.
  • Three-Card Hand: A hand in Badugi with a final value of 3 cards due to one of your four cards being counterfeited by another, e.g., Ah3s4d4c-final value: Ah3s4d
  • Two-Card Hand: A hand in Badugi with a final value of 2 cards due to 2 of your four cards being counterfeited by 2 others, e.g., Ah3s4h45h-final value: Ah3s
  • Triple Draw: Variations of poker involving 3 chances to discard and draw new cards. Badugi is a triple-draw game.