Poker Glossary F

Poker Glossary

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Family Pot
When more than three players are contending for a pot, the pot is often considered a family pot.

Fifth Street
The fifth dealt community card, more commonly known as the “river” card.


A fish is an novice or bad player, who often loses a lot of money.

Basically another way of saying “limit poker”, there are set bets. Poker with set betting limits. In a $5-$10 fixed-limit poker game all bets and raises preflop and on the flop are $5 each, and the bets and raises after the turn and river cards are $10 each.

Abbreviation for Fixed Limit.

The first three face up community cards in Holdem poker. First three board cards.

A poker hand with 5 cards of the same suit.


A player must “fold” or forfeit his hand if he/she does not want to match the current bet in the pot. A player should fold his/her cards when they think they can not win the hand. When folding against only 1 other player (or in a heads up game) you can choose to “show” your cards or “muck” the hand, which means to discard without revealing what cards you had.

Four Flush
When four cards to a flush appear on the board, giving every player with just 1 card of the particular suit to make the flush. Particularly annoying when you flop a flush but are holding generally “weak” kickers. The board then “four flushes” on the turn and gives others holding a higher card of that suit a chance to beat you.

Four of a Kind
Four of a kind is a poker hand with four cards of the same rank. For example, 9999K. A four of a kind is only beaten by a straight flush or royal flush.

Fourth Street
The fourth dealt community card, more commonly known as the “turn” card.

A Freeroll is an online poker tournament where the entry fee, the stakes, or both the entry fee and stakes are waived. Often online poker sites offer free entry but give real money prizes.

A winner-take-all tournament with no re-buys. That is, a game in which play continues until one player has all the chips.

Full Boat
Another name for a full house, a poker hand consisting three-of-a-kind and another pair.

Full House
A poker hand consisting of a three-of-a-kind and a pair. Also known as “boat” or “full boat”.