Grind out; to play tightly and win consistently; playing in a manner that minimizes variance.
EXAMPLE: "I was grinding at the $3-$6 tables for a while, but realized the competition wasn't that much better at the $5-$10 tables. I moved up a little and am making a little more money now."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
A rock who wins consistently, especially at the lower and middle stakes; a conversative player who makes a modest and stable living playing poker.
EXAMPLE: "If you play at the same cardroom often enough, you will eventually learn who the local grinders are."