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What do all these poker terms mean? Table stakes, no limit, all-in, the nuts, drawing dead, and a thousand more...

Author: Michael Maurer
Last updated: Oct 2003
Copyright © 2004 Michael Maurer
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Several good poker glossaries are available on the net:

John Hallyburton's compendium, compiled with the help of several rec.gamblers, is the oldest.

Lee Jones' book "Winning Low-Limit Holdem" includes a glossary.

Dan Kimberg's book "Serious Poker" also includes a glossary.

Michael Wiesenberg's incredibly thorough "The Official Dictionary of Poker" is online and is available in print (MGI/Mike Caro University, ISBN: 1880069520).

NEW Bob Ciaffone's "Robert's Rules of Poker" includes a glossary at the very end of the rulebook. This purpose of this glossary is to clarify the meaning of the rules, rather than be a dictionary of poker terms, but it's a useful reference.