FAQs

I use a lot of poker abbreviations in my blog, so here is a guide to help some of you.

Poker Abbreviations for Poker Games:

  • HE – Hold’em
  • LHE – Limit Hold’em
  • NLHE – No Limit Hold’em
  • O8 – Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
  • PLO – Pot Limit Omaha High
  • PLO8 – Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
  • Stud – Seven card Stud/ Stud Hi
  • Razz – Stud lo
  • Stud 8 – Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
  • H.O.R.S.E. – Acronym for 5 Mixed Games ( LHE, O8, Razz, Stud, Stud 8 )

Poker Abbreviations for Betting and Position:

  • OTB – On the button
  • PL – Pot Limit
  • NL – No Limit
  • SB, BB – small blind, big blind
  • PF – preflop
  • PFR – preflop raiser
  • CO – cutoff, player to the right of the button
  • Hijack – the player to the right of the CO
  • OOP/IP – out of position/In Position
  • EP, MP, LP – early position, middle position, late position
  • UTG – under the gun, the player first to act pf.
  • UTG +1 – the player to the left of UTG. UTG +2 would be the player two to the left of UTG, etc…

Poker Abbreviations for Poker Tournaments

  • AO – Add On
  • RB – Rebuy
  • MTT – Multi-table tournament
  • STT/SNG – Sit and Go
  • ITM – Finish In The money/ Cash in a tourney
  • Bubble – Finishing just out of the money

Other Common Poker Abbreviations:

  • B&M – Brick and Mortar
  • EV – Expected value
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