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TABLE: Refers to the poker table itself, or the collective players in the game.

TABLE COP: A player who calls with the intention of keeping other players honest.

TABLE STAKES: Table stakes is a rule saying that a player may only wager money they have on the table at the beginning of a hand, in other words, they can't put their car keys down as a bet. It also implies that money may not be removed from the table at any time, although money may be added to one's stacks between hands.

TABLE TALK: Any discussion at the table of the hand currently underway, especially by players not involved in the pot, and especially any talk that might affect play.

TAP: To bet the amount of an opponent's entire stack, forcing him to go 'all in' if he calls the bet.

TAPIOCA: Slang for "out of money".

TELL: A gesture or signal unintentionally done by a player that gives other players information about the player's hand.For example, a player who twitches when they are bluffing.

TEXAS HOLD'EM: Texas Hold'em (or just Hold'em) is widely considered the grandfather of poker. A flop game, in Texas Hold'em eachplayer gets two pocket cards, while five community cards are dealt face-up on the table. The strength of a player's hand is the best five-card hand that can be made with these seven cards. There are four rounds of betting: after the pocket cards are dealt, after the first three community cards (the flop), after the fourth, or turn card, and after the final, or river card.

THIRD PAID: In flop games, pairing the third highest card on board.

THIRD STREET: In Seven-Card Stud, the first round of betting on the first three cards.

THREE FLUSH: Three cards of the same suit, requiring two more to make a flush.

THREE OF A KIND: Three cards of the same value; eg. 777. Also referred to as "trips".

THROWING A PARTY: When several loose or amateur players are making significant monetary contributions to the pot.

TIGHT: A conservative player who only plays strong hands, or playing on fewer hands than the norm.

TIGHT GAME: A game with a small number of players in most pots.

TILT: To play wildly or recklessly. A player is said to be "on tilt" if he is not playing his best, playing too many hands,trying wild bluffs, raising with bad hands, etc.

TIME: (1) In a tournament if a player has a tough decision, especially when a player is all-in he may request time to think.; (2) Instead of rake some poker rooms charge by the hour also known as time.

TIME COLLECTION: A fee for a seat rental, paid in advance.
TOKE: Another word for a dealer tip. It is considered proper to tip the dealer $1 on a win of a pot $20 or more although this depends on the limit.

TOP PAIR: If you have a pair with one of your pocket cards and the highest card on the board, you have top pair.

TOURNAMENT: A poker competition, normally with an entry fee and prizes.

TRIPS / TRIPLETS: Three of a kind.

TURN: The fourth community card. Put out face up, by itself.

Also known as "fourth street."

TURNCARD: The fourth street card in hold'em or Omaha.

TWO FLUSH: Two cards of the same suit, requiring three more to make a flush.

TWO PAIR: A hand with two pairs and a kicker; eg. JJ 99 4.

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