Glossary, part 1
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Can you define some terms?
Like every other pastime, poker has its own set of jargon and abbreviations. Knowing these will help you navigate the various books and websites about poker:
- All-in: To bet or call all of your chips. This happens most often in pot limit holdem or no limit holdem.
- $EV: Dollar expected value. This means the dollars that you expect to win or lose on average in a situation or through a play.
- CEV: Chip expected value. In a cash game, $EV and CEV are the same, but in tournaments risking chips comes at a $EV price because there is value in surviving.
- Aggressive: Betting or raising as opposed to calling or checking. This can be used to describe an action or a person.
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