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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).

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