More Uncommon Poker Terms Explained!

more uncommon poker terms

Poker is a very technical game and it requires people to know the meaning of certain words that only the people who know about the game use! Today, we’ll tell you some more technical terms that you may not have heard of so that you can understand our strategy blogs better

Big Slick

Big Slick is a common name for the hand A-K. According to legend, the hand was previously called Santa Barbara after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and over time it changed to simply Big Slick.

Belly Buster

Another name for an inside straight draw or a gutshot straight draw. For example, a player holds 9-7 on a 6-8-4 flop. A player needs to hit a five to make their straight.

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The name comes from the fact that should the five in this case appear on the turn, the straight is much more disguised and could lead to a player “busting” another.


A boat is another name given to a Full House. A full house consists of a three of a kind and a pair! 

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Bad Beat

No one wants to be on the receiving end of a bad beat, and although no concrete definition is available as to whether a poker hand is a bad beat or not, it usually refers to a hand where you were substantially ahead only for your opponent to hit the card they needed to win the hand.

Battle Of The Blinds

Everyone knows how important it is to know how to play your blinds. Should the action fold around, leaving just the small blind and the big blind in the hand, you might be looking at a battle of the blinds where neither player wants to give up the chips they’ve already committed to the pot.

Hopefully, you’ve learned something new from this blog! More uncommon poker terms coming soon! For more interesting poker blogs and strategy articles, keep reading India Poker News