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I read a request for this, and I figured it might be beneficial for newbies. It should also help people when they're searching.

 

I'm sure I left some off, so feel free to append.

 

< = less than (typically used to sarcastically compare a losing hand to a winning one...in other words, denotes a suckout or coinflip)

 

<3 = heart (look at it sideways)

 

+1 = originally intended to add 1 post to a user's count, but now sometimes akin to QFT in addition to bumping the thread and "rating" it highly

 

1.4 = Phil Laak's nickname for Antonio Esfandiari (Esfandiari won $1.4m in the LAPC)

 

2+2 = popular poker publisher and forums4 = mocking name for 2+2

 

AINEC = And It's Not Even Close

 

AIPF = all-in pre-flop

 

AP = Absolute Poker

 

APPT = Asia Pacific Poker Tour

 

barrage = FCPers agree to inundate MTTs on various poker sites in order to increase the glory of the community

 

BAW = Bored At Work

 

BBFIDTS = Bad Beat Forum Is Down The Street

 

BBV = Brag, Beat, Variance (forum section or thread typically devoted to non-strategic hand histories)

 

BG = Barry Greenstein (or Balloon Guy)

 

Big Game = usually a $4k/$8k mixed poker game that takes place in Vegas with some of the best players in the world

 

Bill Fillmaff = Phil Hellmuth parody

 

bink = hit a fortunate card

 

Black Friday = April 15th, 2011 (the day of online poker apocalypse)

 

Bob = FCP Info (the guy that handled FCP's poker room and promotions)

 

boomswitch = less-discussed opposite of doomswitch

 

BR = bankroll

 

brazillion = FCP's large imaginary number of choice

 

broccoli = rigged

 

Charter Member = an FCP member who signed up in fall 2005 for special promotions

 

CiB = Click It Back (min-raise)

 

Circuit, The = CardPlayer's former poker radio show

 

Clarkmeister = in LHE, a bet/fold (or sometimes bet/call) line when HU and OOP on a river after the 4th flush card hits (a specific type of "value-bluff")

 

cold-deck (n) / cold-decked (adj) = originally an indication that the deck was rigged, but now more oftenly used interchangeably with cooler

 

conditioning = knowingly folding the best hand in order that your opponents don't see that you slowplayed

 

converter = tool that makes hand histories easier to read

 

cooler (n) / coolered (adj) = a poker situation where one player has a very strong but second-best hand

 

Corporation = a group of pro players that took on Andy Beal in a series of highest-stakes HULHE games

 

CP = CardPlayer

 

cwik'd = to run so far under expectation as to be comical

 

degen (n)/(v)/(adj) = degenerate (i.e. denoting a high gambling desire)

 

DFTPWYGB = don't forget to post when you go broke

 

DGN = Digital Gaming Network (the defunct FCP poker room's second network)

 

Dise = ParadisePoker

 

DN = Daniel Negreanu

 

DoN = double-or-nothing (a style of Stars tournament)

 

donk = strategically bad/oblivious poker player

 

donkament = derisive name for tournament

 

donkbet = a bet that's made out of position by someone who didn't have the betting lead in the previous round (sometimes shortened to 'donk')

 

doomswitch = a mythical setting online that causes one to run badly

 

drcossack(scranton) = reference to asking for a stake transfer

 

DS = Deep Stack/Double Shootout

 

DUCY? = Do You See Why?

 

ETA = Edit to Add

 

EV = expected value (if something, usually an action, has positive expectation, it's +EV; similarly, if it has negative expectation, it's -EV)

 

e-val = electronic validation (similar to giving props/respect/recognition...typically for something clever)

 

FCPHA = FCP Hardcore Army (where most of the girls hang out)

 

FCPHUL = FCP Heads-Up League

 

FFS = for eff's sake

 

FidPoker = accepted nickname of Daniel's first protege, Brian Fidler

 

flipament = a heads-up poker tournament where the contestants agree to go all-in every hand (derives its name from the idea that it's more akin to flipping coins than poker)

 

float = to call a bet on one street (typically with nothing/air) with intentions to evaluate the next street for bluffing

 

FML = eff my life

 

FPP = frequent player point (PokerStars)

 

FPS = Fancy Play Syndrome (the tendency to make overly complicated plays when straight-forward ones would suffice)

 

FT = Final Table/FullTilt

 

FTL = For The Loss

 

FTP = FullTilt Poker

 

FTOPS = FullTilt Online Poker Series

 

FTW = For The Win

 

FWP = FoxwoodsPro

 

FWIW = for what it's worth

 

FYP/FMP = "Fixed" Your Post/My Post

 

FYL = eff your life

 

GAJ = get a job

 

General/GenPo = the part of the forum you're in now

 

gg = good game (typically said to someone at the end of play)

 

gj = good job

 

GG me = "good game, me" (said after posting how you got knocked out of a tournament)

 

gin = the perfect card to catch

 

GL = good luck

 

gogogogo = an common exuberant form of 'go/win'

 

Harrah's = the casino corporation responsible for the WSOP and WSOPC

 

HEM = Hold 'Em Manager

 

HH = Hand History

 

hit by a bus = random gossip when a player hasn't been seen for a while (most famously applied to Gus Hansen)

 

HOF = hall of fame

 

HOH = "Harrington On Hold 'Em"

 

HOS = hall of shame

 

HPFAP = "Hold 'Em Poker For Advanced Players"

 

HPT = Heartland Poker Tour

 

HSP = High-Stakes Poker (the show on GSN)

 

HUD = heads-up display (used in conjunction with poker tracking software to display statistics)

 

hud/huad = 'hope you die'/'hope you all die'

 

IDH = I'd Do Him/Her

 

IGHN = I Go Home Now

 

IIRC = if I recall correctly

 

IP = in position

 

IPITS = I Play It The Same

 

ISACC = I Suck At Catching Cards

 

ISAP = I Suck At Poker

 

ISATD = I Suck At Table Draws

 

ITT = in this thread

 

Jerry (Where's Jerry?) = DN Protege Contest participant who mysteriously disappeared at the final table

 

jopke = Phil Hellmuth misspelled 'joke' while on tilt, and Paul Phillips humorously brought attention to it

 

JS = Just Saying

 

KFL = Kathy Effing Liebert

 

KidPoker = Daniel's nickname

 

Knockout tournament = a type of bounty tournament that's becoming increasingly popular on FT

 

Krablar = K3 in Hold 'Em (known for its mystical powers and pinch-pinch dance when it wins)

 

LAG = Loose-Aggressive

 

LAPC = Los Angeles Poker Classic

 

LAPT = Latin America Poker Tour

 

lawsuit = typically a reference to the recent lawsuit brought against the WPT by seven professional players (Daniel is opposed to it)

 

LC = Low Content

 

ldo = like duh, obviously

 

Lee (Jones) = PokerStars' former poker host (often the object of blame/praise)

 

LFT = life effing tilt

 

MBN = must be nice

 

MM = Mike Matusow

 

mobney = another Hellmuth misspelling brought to light by Phillips

 

Mushu = DN's dog who occasionally posts poems

 

NAPC = North American Poker Championship

 

NB = 'nice bet'/'nice bluff'

 

Neg-O = Negreanu Open (a series of online tournaments)

 

NC = No Content

 

NH/VNH = literally: 'nice hand'/'very nice hand'; figuratively: 'well said'

 

nit = a very tight player (while originally used derisively, now frequently used in jest)

 

NP = 'no problem'/'nice play'

 

NSFW = 'Not Safe For Work' (typically nudity involved)

 

nutbar = to play maniacally for the sake of fun/venting (in a limit setting to raise whenever you have the option)

 

NWP = Neverwinpoker

 

obv = 'obviously' (most often used in a cynical manner)

 

Ocho, The = the fourth number two (crap) of the day

 

OL = open limp

 

OOP = out of position

 

OP = original poster/original post

 

OT = Off-Topic

 

open-farrell = open-folding when you have the option of checking (especially for "strategic" purposes as espoused by jfarrell)

 

P5s = Pocket 5's (popular poker site famous for ranking online players)

 

PA = Patrik Antonius

 

PAD = Poker After Dark (a nightly show on NBC)

 

PAHUD = PokerAce Heads Up Display (a piece of software that works in conjunction with PokerTracker to overlay statistics on tables)

 

PCA = PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

 

PIITB = Put It In The Butt

 

POB = Penis On Back (reference to the debacle that was Brandi Hawbaker's accusation against Captain Tom)

 

POTD/POTW/POTM/POTY = Post of the Day/Week/Month/Year

 

pottery = FCP member Tantalar famously asked for Daniel's address so that he could send him a vase

 

PP = PartyPoker (or less commonly 'pocket pair')

 

PPA = Poker Players Alliance

 

PPL = Professional Poker League

 

PPT = Professional Poker Tour

 

PR = PokerRoad

 

Protege, Daniel's = Daniel's poker student who earns the title and prizes through a regularly scheduled contest

 

PS = PokerStars

 

PT = PokerTracker

 

ptbb = PokerTracker Big Bet (twice the BB in NL games)

 

PTR = PokerTableRatings

 

PW = PokerWire

 

PWYGB = Post When You Go Broke

 

QFT = Quoted For Truth ("I Agree"/"Amen")

 

QFMFT = Quoted For Mother Effing Truth

 

rail (v)/(n) = to observe a poker player without playing; the place from where the observation takes place

 

rail call = a request for railing (typically by a player in a tournament)

 

rail tards = stupid poker observers usually identified by dumb comments in the chat

 

rakeback = a system that returns part of the rake that you pay

 

red bucket = reference to a random thread in OT that sparked a flurry of bucket image postings

 

rigged = originally an accusation of underhanded poker software, now often used sarcastically

 

RKIGS = Retarded Kid In Grocery Store

 

RGP = rec.gambling.poker (famous poker newsgroup)

 

robusto = to go from being stuck to breaking even (also used in contrast to 'busto')

 

Rocks & Rings = indicative of a "high-class", bling lifestyle (taken from an article by Esfandiari)

 

ROI = return on investment (a percentage of money earned against money risked)

 

SFG = so effing gay

 

SFW = 'Safe For Work' (typically no nudity involved)

 

SIITP = Stick It In The Pooper

 

skipament = a tournament in the tradition of flipaments but played full ring with slightly more strategy (rules are agreed upon by participants prior to play)

 

Smash Strat = a basic low-stakes NLHE strategy proposed by Smasharoo

 

SS1/SS2 = "Super/System 1", "Super/System 2"

 

SSHE = "Small Stakes Hold 'Em"

 

Stacked = Daniel's poker video game that went through endless delays

 

standard = sarcastically routine

 

Stove (PokerStove) = hand analysis/simulation (equity calculation) tool

 

Strat/Strategy = the section of the forum dealing with strategy

 

superthreads = extremely long threads, usually with divergent discussion and typically located in Off-Topic (i.e. Army, Hideout, Sick, Challenge, BAW)

 

(sw) = Sarcasm Warning

 

sweat = to watch someone play (usually with the ability to see their cards)

 

T7 = Daniel's favorite HE hand

 

TAG = Tight-Aggressive

 

TID = Take It Down

 

TIL = today I learned

 

tl;dr = too long; didn't read

 

TOP = "Theory of Poker"

 

TOTD/TOTW/TOTM/TOTY = Thread of the Day/Week/Month/Year

 

TP/MM = Turn Pro, Make Millions (variations are prolific)

 

TTIUWP = This Thread Is Useless Without Pics

 

TTIWWP = This Thread Is Worthless Without Pics

 

TY = thank you

 

TWSS = that's what she said

 

UB = UltimateBet

 

ul = unlucky (typically said in "sympathy" to someone that suffered a bad beat)

 

value-cut/value-own (oneself) = betting a hand for value, only to find your opponent calls with a better hand

 

vaaaamooooo! = goooooo! (in Spanish)

 

variance = commonly a substitute for "luck" (most often of the "bad" variety)

 

vlog = video-blog

 

WA/WB = Way Ahead, Way Behind (used when speaking about poker strategy)

 

WCOOP = World Championship of Online Poker (an annual series of tournaments on PokerStars)

 

wp = well played (sometimes sarcastic)

 

WPA = World Poker Alliance

 

WPC = World Poker Challenge

 

WPF = World Poker Finals

 

WPO = World Poker Open

 

WPT = World Poker Tour

 

WSOP = World Series Of Poker

 

WSOPC = World Series of Poker Circuit Events

 

WSOPE = World Series of Poker Europe

 

WTG = way to go

 

WUG = 'What U Got?' (i.e. 'What do you have?'/'What do you think?')

 

YSAPASSCKY = You Suck At Poker, And Should Seriously Consider Killing Yourself

 

YSALSKY = You Suck At Life, So Kill Yourself

 

YSAPSKY = You Suck At Poker, So Kill Yourself

 

YSSCKY = You Should Seriously Consider Killing Yourself

 

Zeebo Theorem = no one ever folds full houses

 

Zig-Zag = 'when they zig, you zag'; a tongue-in-cheek reference to dscoot's strategy admonition

 

ZOMG = a more exaggerated, typically sarcastic form of 'Oh my God'zzzzz = standard

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I'm instantly convinced that you don't know what a forum god is...
Lol I refer more to his thousands of strat posts but hey, if that really is ur azzzz in ur avatar congrats, it appears firm, like mutton!
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is that not douch*? As in french for shower? now who's the idiot? Also - I am not sure why i am reflaming a flame on a pointless flame.... if u follow!
No its doosh as in Doosh,. a new version for writting D0UCHEBAG which is a vaginal cleaning device.I've also created a comical spin of deuce bigalow, a movie starring Rob Schnider.do you follow?
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No its doosh as in Doosh,. a new version for writting D0UCHEBAG which is a vaginal cleaning device.I've also created a comical spin of deuce bigalow, a movie starring Rob Schnider.do you follow?
now I am practically forced to correct u again:a D0UCHEBAG can also be used for anal cleaning - or so I hear!it's Rob Schneider but I got the reference very clever! :club:
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now I am practically forced to correct u again:a D0UCHEBAG can also be used for anal cleaning - or so I hear!it's Rob Schneider but I got the reference very clever! :club:
Well if you want to get technical.Your paragraphs are incorrect. You could also use a D0UCHEBAG for cleaning your rims on your car if you really wanted too. But that still doesnt take away its original product intent, and patented features. So you've failed to correct anything in my previous post, other than the spelling of a short balding actor.
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Well if you want to get technical.Your paragraphs are incorrect. You could also use a D0UCHEBAG for cleaning your rims on your car if you really wanted too. But that still doesnt take away its original product intent, and patented features. So you've failed to correct anything in my previous post, other than the spelling of a short balding actor.
you know an awful lot about douchebags...
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you know an awful lot about douchebags...
You would as well if you had been here for as long as Royal.Just sayin'.
QFT
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this is already created in another section of the forum
1) It's in a more "obscure" section of the forums, and was written quite a while ago, so I was unaware of it's existence.2) As for the conent, it's more "poker"-oriented than specifically FCP-oriented.I'm going to add 'mobney' and 'jopke'.
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Should you include generic poker Acronyms?UTGBBSBMPTPTKTAGLAG?Or do we assume people know these or can figure them out? (I know Cobalt knows what these are)

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Should you include generic poker Acronyms?UTGBBSBMPTPTKTAGLAG?Or do we assume people know these or can figure them out? (I know Cobalt knows what these are)
Oh those are easy....UTG = Under the GiraffeBB= Big BettySB = Smelly BatsMP = Make PancakesTPTK = To Panama To KillTAG = Totally Absolutely GayLAG = Lower Abdomen Gastritis (thats a killer if you don't get check regularly)
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Should you include generic poker Acronyms?UTGBBSBMPTPTKTAGLAG?Or do we assume people know these or can figure them out? (I know Cobalt knows what these are)
I think we assume that people know those since they're more general poker terms and pretty well-known outside of the site. The purpose of this glossary is mostly to list the "inside" jokes and acronyms.
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Thanks for the list - I'm glad I got most of them right on my own. I'll admit that I was afraid to use many of them in case I guessed wrong.Can anyone tell me what "EV" is, as in "+EV"? That one has me scratching my head, which most likely means it is not hard to figure out, but I'm just not seeing it.+1 would also be a good addition, though easier to figure out.

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