The poker world can often be a confusing one, even if you already know how to play poker. You can read as many poker strategy articles and books as you like, but it’s always an intimidating moment when you don’t quite understand the meaning of a certain word or phrase.
There are certainly many eclectic and confusing poker terms that make poker such an exciting game, and PokerNews is here to explain seven of them to you.
One Pair is the second-lowest hand a player can have in Texas Hold’em. It refers to a hand where a player has made just one pair. It is beaten by two pair, three of a kind and above, while it only beats High Card.
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One Chip Rule
The One Chip Rule refers to a poker rule where if a player places a single chip into the pot without any verbal declaration, the player is calling and not raising.
For example, in a no-limit hold’em game a player is facing an $8 bet and places a $25 chip in front of them. This would just be a call of $8 instead of a raise to $25.
When referring to a player’s starting hand, a One Gapper is a two-card hand with a one-card gap between hands. For example: and are one-gappers, with one card between them.
No one wants to be on the receiving end of a One Outer. This refers to a hand winning after hitting the only card left in the deck that can improve it to the best hand.
For example, on a board of one player is all in with for a set of tens, while another holds for a better set. The river then brings the , the only card in the deck that could see the player with pocket tens win. They have hit their only out – a “one outer” to win the hand.
One-way Straights refer to a four-card straight with only one end open. For example, when a player holds or
One Drop or the One Drop Foundation is an international non-profit organization based in Montreal. It was created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté. It focuses on clean water initiatives in Latin America, India and Africa.
Since 2012, several high roller tournaments have been held to raise money for the One Drop Foundation at the World Series of Poker, including three instances of a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament (2012, 2014 and 2018).
|2012||$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop||48||Antonio Esfandiari||United States||$18,346,673|
|2013||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||166||Anthony Gregg||United States||$4,830,619|
|2014||$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop||42||Dan Colman||United States||$15,306,668|
|2015||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||135||Jonathan Duhamel||Canada||$3,989,985|
|2016||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||183||Fedor Holz||Germany||$4,981,775|
|2017||$100,000 High Roller for One Drop||130||Doug Polk||United States||$3,686,865|
|2018||$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop||27||Justin Bonomo||United States||$10,000,000|
Anyone who has played poker at any casino around the world has probably heard people use their One Time. It is usually said by a player who is behind and needing to catch up “just this one time.” Rumour has it, you can only use your one time once, so perhaps it’s wise to save it until you make a World Series of Poker final table!