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Monster

  1. Noun

    A hand that has a high likelihood of winning on the showdown.

    EXAMPLE: "I was dealt a monster but decided to slowplay it. There was a lot of action on the hand and my hand ended up holding up. I won a decent amount of money."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Adjective

    Strong; having a very high likelihood of winning on the showdown.

    EXAMPLE: "I was dealt pocket Kings. I decided to raise with a monster hand like that even though it was possible that I would scare my opponents away contributing to the pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a hand.

  3. Adjective

    Huge; containing an unusually large amount of money or chips.

    EXAMPLE: "I thought I had a great hand, but I ended up losing a monster pot when my flush was beaten with a full house."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a pot.

  4. Noun

    A player who makes a difficult comeback in a tournament, or a player in the process of making such a comeback; a tournament player who wins a significant amount of chips to have a reasonable chance of winning the tournament after having held a short stack and being considered a longshot to win the tournament.

    EXAMPLE: "Its heads-up at the final table, and last year's champion is up against a monster."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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