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Poker Glossary - L

Poker Glossary- 'L'

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Term Description
Late Position A position on a round of betting where the player must act after most of the other players.
Lay Down To "Fold".
Lead To make the first bet of a betting round.
Leak A weakness in a player's game.
Limit Poker Betting structure with agreed upon maximum betting and raise amounts in each round.
Limp To enter the pot by calling the big blind in the first round of betting.
Live Blind A mandatory bet made by a player before the cards are dealt for a hand. The player may raise when it his turn to act even if no other player has raised this bet.
Live Card A card that has yet to be dealt.
Live Hand A hand of a player that may still win the pot.
Live One A player who is inexperienced or plays poorly, and usually plays too many hands.
Long Shot A draw that has very little chance of being successful.
Look A call by a player at the end of the hand resulting in the other players revealing their hands.
Loose A player who plays a large percentage of hands.
Loose Game A game in where there are many players in most pots.
Low Limit A game with low betting limits.
Lowball A form of draw poker in which the lowest hand wins - straights and flush not counting. The best hand is Ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of any suits, even a flush.