This is a quick glossary that will explain the fundamentals of poker and a few basic strategies. If you read this article, one should already know the basic rules of Texas Hold’em.

**Blind**: This is the forced stake of a player before he gets his card. The player to the left from the dealer pays the small blind and the one next to the left pays the big blind.

**Board Cards**: The cards in the middle of the table which everyone is allowed to use.

**Flop**: The first three community cards that come on the poker table.

**Preflop**: The time before the flop when you have only two cards in hand.

**Turn**: This is the fourth community card that is being shown after the flop.

**River**: This is the fifth and final community card that is being shown after the turn.

**Draw**: The possibility to significantly improve your hand thereby that a certain card appears on the table. For example with a Flush Draw it is hoped that one card with a specific symbol (e.g. spades) comes.

**Limit Poker**: Poker with fixed bets. In a $1-2 limit game, all bets and raises are $1 in the first two rounds (preflop and flop), and all bets and raises are $2 in the last two rounds (the turn and the river).

**Pot Odds**: With the pot odds you calculate how much money value the next card has, to wit, how much you can pay at a max. When somebody is only missing one card for a diamond flush, then the chances to get a diamond with the next card are 18%. If there are 200$ in the pot, then you should go with a bet of maximum 36$ (0.18*200$=36$). If someone bets 100$, then it is not worth it to call, since the bet is too high and the chances are too low.

**Implied**** Odds**: Implied odds are the same as pot odds, except that also future bets are being implied in the calculation.

**Longhanded**: This way a poker game is called that includes seven or more players.

**Shorthanded**: A poker game in which less then seven players are participating.

**Outs**: This is the number of cards that can improve your hand.

If you have 7 8 and the flop is 9 10 2, then every 6 and J are going to complete a street. So you have eight outs (four 6 and four Jacks).