Poker Glossary - I
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ICE: A cold deck.
IDEAL EDGE ODDS: The theoretical maximum edge odds, which are impossible to achieve.
IDLE CARD: A card that adds no value to a hand.
IF: See Gambler's Last Charge.
IGNORANT END OF A STRAIGHT: The lowest end of a straight, especially in Hold 'em.
IMMORTAL: (1) The best possible hand. (2) A certain winner.
IMPLIED ODDS: The amount of money you expect to win if you make your hand versus the amount of money it will cost you to continue playing.
IMPROVE: To draw cards that improve one's hand.
IN: To remain in the pot.
IN A ROW (LINE): A sequence or a straight.
IN ACTION: The time when a player is involved in playing his hand.
IN THE AIR: A poker tournament starts when the tournament director instructs the dealers to start dealing.
IN THE DARK: To check or bet blind, without looking at your cards.
IN THE HOLE: Cards dealt face-down in stud poker.
IN THE MIDDLE: The position of the players calling bets between two raising players (Middle Man).
INDEX: (1) The number or letter printed on the corners of cards. (2) The marks a cheater puts on the edge of cards.
INDIRECT BET: An opponent betting or raising for a player sandbagging a strong hand.
INSIDE STRAIGHT: A broken sequence of four cards, such as three, five, six, seven.
INSIDE STRAIGHT DRAW: Drawing to a straight where the cards needed to complete the straight are those in the middle of the straight.
INSURANCE: A side agreement when someone is all-in for a player in a pot to put up money that guarantees a payoff of a set amount in case the opponent wins the pot.
INTENTIONAL FLASHING: Purposely flashing or showing one's closed cards to an opponent.
INVESTMENT ODDS: The estimated returns on betting investments.
IRON DUKE: An unbeatable hand (Ironclad Hand).
ISOLATE: To raise with the intention of thinning the field to a single other player.
IT: Refers to the largest amount anyone has yet played in a round.