Here's a list of common terms and abbreviations used in the NL forums.
AKQJT - Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten
UTG - Under the Gun, first player to act preflop UTG+1 - Under the Gun plus one, second player to act preflop EP - early position MP - middle position LP - late position OTB - On The Button CO - Cut off, player one seat to the right of button HJ - Hijack, player two seats to the right of button SB - small blind BB - big blind
c/c - check/call c/f - check/fold c/r - check/raise b/f - bet and fold to a raise 3-bet - a bet, a raise, and then another raise. The third action is a 3-bet. b3b - Hero's plan is to bet, and then 3-bet if raised. reraise - raising the PFR
VB - value bet CB - continuation bet PSB - pot-sized bet PSR - pot-sized raise PFR - preflop raise or preflop raiser
overbet - a bet amount larger than the current pot check behind - to check when it's been checked to you, usually after betting action on previous street donkbet - either to lead into the PFR on the flop, or a tiny bet made in relation to the pot thin value bet - usually a river bet made when it's unclear if you are ahead or not
Monotone - a flop of all the same suit Rainbow - a flop of all different suits Overpair - having a pair in your hand higher than the biggest card on the board gutshot - an inside straight draw
TPTK - top pair top kicker TPWK - top pair weak kicker TPGK - top pair good kicker TP2K - top pair 2nd best kicker--You have KQ, flop K72, you have top pair, 2nd best kicker (the Q) TPCK - top pair crap kicker TPBK - top pair bad kicker
9To - Nine Ten offsuit KJs - King Jack suited Ax - An Ace with any second card Kxx - refers to a King high flop Q73r - r = rainbow flop
OESD - open ended straight draw OESFD - open ended straight flush draw pp - pocket pair sc - suited connector EV - Expected Value OOP - out of position FE - fold equity AI - all-in ATC - any two cards UI - unimproved
TAG - tight aggressive LAG - loose aggressive LAP - loose passive sLAG - slightly loose aggressive
MHIG - my hand is good MHING - my hand is no good WA/WB - way ahead, way behind
IMO - In my opinion IMHO - In my humble opinion JMO - Just my opinion FYP - fixed your post OP - original post or poster
tl;dr - too long; didn't read QFT - quoted for truth x-post - post made in more than one forum at one time OT - off topic lc - low content nc - no content
goot - good moran - moron nh - nice hand meh - the sound you make when you shrug your shoulders signaling indifference; not great, not terrible. pwned - owned or pawned. Usually means you got outplayed.
BB/100 - # of bb's won per 100 hands played PTBB/100 - poker tracker big blinds won per 100 hands played. A PTBB is 2xBB. ~$7 - around $7 or about $7 FPS - fancy play syndrome aggro - aggressive
SSNL - small stakes no limit MSNL - mid stakes no limit HSNL - high stakes no limit NLHE - no limit hold 'em LHE - limit hold 'em BBV - the Beats, Brags, and Variance forum
PT - Pokertracker VPIP - voluntarily put money in the pot AF - aggression factor Villian is 24/10/3(98)- Pokertracker stats indicating VPIP/PFR%/AF (with preflop aggression taken out) over 98 hands
GT+ - Gametime Plus PA - PokerAce PAHUD - PokerAce Heads Up Display PP - Party Poker PS, Stars - PokerStars FT - Full Tilt UB - Ultimate Bet
PL - pot limit PF - pre-flop HH - hand history HU - heads up FR - full ring FT - full table 6m - 6-max NL100 - number indicates the buy-in; this is No Limit, with $1 BB's
Stop-n-Go - You bet, get raised, you call closing the action on that street, then lead out on the next street. Float - You call a bet with a marginal hand or draw, usually on the flop while in position, with the intent of stealing the pot on a later street. Semi-bluff - betting/raising when you have a draw. Stealing blinds - openraising in late position with less than premium hands. blocking bet - often a river bet made OOP when an obvious draw hits on the end, where you bet and fold to a raise effective stack - the smallest stack amongst the players remaining in the hand.
trips - flop is JJ8, you hold KJ, you have trips set - flop is K42, you hold 44, you have a set pot control - attempting to keep the pot small with a marginal holding minraise - raising the lowest amount possible