The highest stakes ring game available in a particular casino or cardroom.
EXAMPLE: "I barely have the bankroll to cover the middle limit games. For now I can only dream of sitting down at the A-game at my local cardroom."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
RELATED TERMS: Bankroll, Cash Game, Ring Game
One's most focused and skillful play; a player's peak performance.
EXAMPLE: "The competition was tough, but I played my A-game and picked up some hands. Let's see if I can pull the same thing off next year."
RELATED TERMS: Running Bad, Running Good
The variation of poker at which a given player is most skilled.
EXAMPLE: "I enjoy Hold'em, but Omaha is really my A-game."
RELATED TERMS: Fish, Shark