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MAIN POT: The only pot an all-in player is eligible to win. The main pot consists of the all-in player's bet plus all player'scalls of that bet. Additional bets, placed in a side pot, are contested among the remaining players.
MAKE: To (non-specifically) make a hand means to get a decent hand that has a shot at winning the pot.
MANIAC: A player who bets, raises, bluffs and is usually not a good player. They are a tough player to play sometimes because you never know what they have.
MECHANIC: A cheater who manipulates the cards to his benefit when dealing.
MECHANIC'S GRIP: The way a cheater holds the deck to facilitate his manipulations.
MEET: Same as call.
MIDDLE PAIR: If you pair one of your pocket cards to the second highest card on the flop, you have middle pair.
MISCALL: An incorrect verbal declaration of the ranking of a hand.
MISDEAL: A mistake on the dealing of a hand which causes the cards to be reshuffled and a new hand to be dealt.
MISSED BLIND: A required bet that is not posted when it is your turn to do so.
MITT JOINT: A club where the house cheats the players, or one that turns a blind eye to cheating in general.
MONSTER: A very strong hand.
MUCK: The pile of folded and burned cards in front of the dealer. Also used as a verb for throwing your cards away.
MUST-MOVE: A situation where the players of a side game must move into the original game as openings occur in order to protect the main game.