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Live

  1. Adjective

    That is of a different number value than each of the favored opponent's pocket cards; that could make a winning hand if paired and that would otherwise be part of a losing hand.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Example: If Player A had Kh-Qs in the pocket and Player B had Qh-Jd in the pocket, the Jack of diamonds would be live. Player A would win with the King-high if no player paired a card and would win with the King kicker if a Queen were dealt to the board, but Player B could win if a Jack were dealt to the board.

    EXAMPLE: "I was a huge underdog. Only my Jack was live, and I ended up losing the pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    USAGE: Describes a pocket card held by an underdog.

    RELATED TERMS: Dominated, Drawing Thin

  2. Adjective

    That remain in the deck or that are assumed to remain in the deck because they are not on the board.

    EXAMPLE: "I thought there were nine live clubs remaining to complete my flush, but it turns out three of the hands that were folded each had a club."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Stud Games

    USAGE: Describes a card or group of cards.

  3. Adjective

    That remains playable; that has not been folded or fouled; that is either in play or still in the deck.

    EXAMPLE: Player A says to Player B, "It looks like you just fouled your hand." The house dealer declares, "No, the hand is still live."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a card or hand.

  4. Adjective

    That is not considered a player's action; that does not prevent a player from raising.

    EXAMPLE: "The blinds and straddle are live."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a wager.

  5. Adjective

    In which play is particularly loose and aggressive; in which there is a significant amount of betting, raising, and reraising.

    EXAMPLE: "I sat down at a table and played for a while, but I switched tables because the game wasn't really that live and I didn't think I would make much money."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a game.

  6. Adverb

    With significant reliance on chance; recklessly.

    EXAMPLE: "One of my opponents was playing very live, so I ended the session up quite a bit."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.

  7. Adjective

    Who is risking one's own money; who is not bankrolled by the house.

    EXAMPLE: "All of the players at the table were live."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player in a ring game.

  8. Adjective

    That represent money belonging to the player using them; that do not represent a bankroll provided by the house.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Some casinos and cardrooms may supply a bankroll to particular players. These players are known as house players, and are said to be using house chips. In such cases, the house chips are not live.

    EXAMPLE: "There weren't any house players, so I knew all of the chips at the table were live."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes money or chips in a ring game.

  9. Adjective

    In a physical setting rather than at a distance; face to face.

    EXAMPLE: "I entered a tournament that started online but had the final table live on a cruise ship. Unfortunately, I didn?t make it to the final table. "

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a game.

    SYNONYMS: Brick and Mortar




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