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Weak

Alternate Term: Weakly


Weak
  1. Adjective

    Unlikely to win; of low value.

    EXAMPLE: "I had a weak hand and decided to bluff."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a hand.

  2. Adjective

    Unskilled; easy to win against.

    EXAMPLE: "I used to be weak but I've practiced a lot. Recently."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

  3. Adjective

    Frequently checking or calling even when betting, raising, or reraising may be advisable; tending to make the minimum allowable wager necessary to maintain a stake in the pot; passive; as opposed to aggressive.

    EXAMPLE: "I don't like too much variance in my winnings, so I prefer to play against a weak player rather than a maniac."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

  4. Adjective

    In which there are many players who tend to make the minimum allowable wager necessary to maintain a stake in the pot; passive; as opposed to aggressive.

    EXAMPLE: "I don't enjoy weak tables very much. I like to be where the action is."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a game or a table.


Weakly
  1. Adverb

    Conducted with a tendency to make only the minimum wager required; passively.

    EXAMPLE: "I try to look for people who are playing weakly. I can take advantage of them when I have a good hand and I don't risk much if I've got a bad hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.




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