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FACE CARD: Any picture card (king, queen or jack).
FACED: (1) A face-up card. (2) To receive a face card.
FALL OF THE CARDS: The order in which cards are dealt.
FALSE CUT: A cheater's cut in which the stacked portion of the deck remains intact on top of the deck.
FALSE OPENERS: A hand that has been opened improperly.
FALSE RIFFLE: A cheater's riffle used to keep stacked cards undisturbed after riffling.
FALSE SHUFFLE: See Blind Shuffle.
FAMILY POT: A pot in which all (or almost all) of the players call before the flop.
FARM SYSTEM: Several poker games at different stakes under control of a good player.
FAST: As in "play fast." To play fast is to play a hand aggressively, betting and raising as much as possible.
FAST COMPANY: Seasoned veterans who know what's going on in the gambling world. The opposite of Georges.
FATTEN: To increase the money in the pot (Sweeten).
FAVORITE: The hand that is expected to win most often.
FEEBLE PHOEBE: Like Hollywood, except table cards are turned over two at a time and played for high and low.
FEED THE POT: To bet or raise foolishly.
FEELER BET: A small or nominal bet made to seek out strength or raising tendencies of opponents.
FELT: The surface of most poker tables.
FEVER: Slang for a five.
FIFTH STREET: The fifth card dealt in a hand of stud poker. Following this card is the third round of betting in seven-card studand the fourth round of betting in Texas Hold'em.
FILLING: Drawing and then catching a full house, flush, or straight.
FIN: Slang for Five dollars.
FINGER POKER: A game run on credit.
FINGER UP YOUR SPINE: A signal that you've been recognized as a cheater and had better leave.
FINN POKER: To play poker with the objective of winning maximum money.
FIRST HAND: The first player allowed to bet a hand.
FIRST JACK DEALS: A method to determine who has the first deal.
FISH: A poor player or sucker.
FISH HOOK: Slang for a seven or a jack (usually a pair of jacks is referred to as fishooks).
FIVE AND DIME: A hand containing a five and a ten with three unpaired cards in between.
FIVE CARD DRAW: Probably the world’s most well-known poker game.
FIVE OF A KIND: Five cards of the same value.
FIVE-CARD STUD: Stud poker played with one hole card and four exposed cards.
FIX: To prearrange the cards or stack the deck.
FIXED LIMIT: Any betting structure in limit poker where the amount of the bet for each round is pre-set.
FLASH: (1) To expose concealed cards (2) To turn up a common card for everyone's use when insufficient cards are available to complete a stud game. (3) Five cards, one of each suit plus the joker.
FLASHED CARD: A card that is partially exposed.
FLAT CALL: A way of calling that emphasizes the fact that the player didn't raise.
FLAT LIMIT: A game in which only one consistent amount is allowed for all bets and raises.
FLAT POKER: Poker with a blind open.
FLICKER FLICKER: Five-card, high-low stud.
FLINGER: A wild or crazy player.
FLIP STUD: Five-card stud in which the optional hole card and matching hole cards are wild.
FLOORPERSON: A casino employee who seats players and makes decisions.
FLOP: The first three community cards dealt to the table.
FLUSH: A final five card hand that is all the same suit. Only a full house, four of a kind or a straight flush beat this hand.
FLUSH DRAW: When a player holds four cards of the same suit and is hoping to draw a fifth card of that suit to complete a flush.
FLUSS (FLUX): A flush.
FOILING THE CUT: A cheater's method of returning cards to their original position after a cut.
FOLD: To abandon your hand, usually because someone else has made a larger bet than you are willing to call. You are unableto win the pot but at least you don't lose more money.
FOOTBALL: A stud game similar to baseball involving sixes and threes as wild cards.
FORCED BET: A blind bet or a bring-in.
FORCE-IN: A mandatory blind bet, usually with an option to raise.
FOUL: A hand which may not be played for one reason or another. A player with a foul hand may not make any claim on anyportion of the pot.
FOULED HAND: A dead hand.
FOUR FLUSH: A hand with four cards of the same suit.
FOUR FORTY FOUR: Eight-card stud with fours wild.
FOUR OF A KIND: Four cards of the same rank; eg. 8888.
FOUR-FLUSHER: (1) A cheater. (2) One who tries to win pots by purposely miscalling his hand.
FOURTH STREET: The fourth card dealt in a hand of stud poker. Also called the Turn.
FOX: an expert player.
FREAK: A joker or a wild card.
FREAK HANDS: Nonstandard poker hands such as Blazers, Dutch Straights, Kilters, and Skeets.
FREE CARD: Any time you get to see the turn or river without a bet. Sometimes your betting can allow this.
FREE RIDE: Playing without paying.
FREE ROLL: For one player to have a shot at winning an entire pot when he is currently tied with another player.
FREE WHEELER: A bankrupt player allowed to play free until he wins a pot.
FREEZE OUT: A rule requiring a player to leave the game after losing a certain amount of cash.
FREEZER: A call for less than the amount of the bet in table stakes (Short Call).
FRIEND: A card that improves a hand.
FULL BUY: A buy-in of at least the minimum chips requirement specified by a particular game.
FULL HOUSE: A hand consisting of three of a kind and a pair.
FUNDAMENTAL POSITION: The value of a player's hand relative to the other player's hands.
FUZZING: Mixing the cards by continuously stripping off the top and bottom cards (Milking, Snowing Cards).