Online Poker Acronyms

 
All the major online poker rooms have a chat facility at the table to enable players to communicate with each other.  While chatting, most players use acronyms to minimize their typing.  You will see the same acronyms in online poker forums.  Shown here are the common acronyms used to chat or post about Texas Holdem, Omaha Holdem, Stud, and poker in general.  See also:  Online Poker Acronyms by Subject.
  • A  Aggressive
  • A-5  Triple draw ace-to-five
  • AF  Aggression factor
  • AP  Absolute Poker
  • B&M  Brick and mortar, referring to casinos and cardrooms
  • BB  Big blind; also, big bet (2X the big blind)
  • BB/100 Hands  big blinds or big bets per 100 hands; a big bet is 2X the big blind
  • BD  Backdoor, a straight or flush made with the last 2 cards
  • BDFD  Backdoor flush draw
  • BDSD  Backdoor straight draw
  • BR  Bankroll
  • BRB  Be right back
  • BS  Bulls***
  • BTDT  Been there, done that
  • BTW  By the way
  • C/C  Comments and criticism
  • CO  Cut-off position, last before the button
  • CP  CardPlayer (magazine or web site)
  • CPS  Celebrity Poker Showdown
  • CR  Check raise; also, cardrunners.com
  • Donk  Donkey, fish, bad player
  • EP  Early position
  • EV  Expected value, usually shown as EV+ or EV-
  • FAQ  Frequently asked questions
  • FRB  Folded to a river bet
  • FTP  Full Tilt Poker
  • FWIW  For what it's worth
  • FYI  For your information
  • GB  Good bet
  • GFY  Good for you
  • GFY  Go f*** yourself
  • GG  Good game
  • GL  Good Luck
  • GP  Good play
  • HE  Texas Holdem
  • HH  Hand history
  • HR  Hourly rate
  • HTH  Hope this helps
  • HU  Heads-up
  • IMHO  In my humble opinion
  • IMNSHO  In my not so humble opinion
  • IMO  In my opinion
  • IOW  In other words
  • ITM  In the money
  • L  Loose
  • LAG  Loose aggressive
  • LAP  Loose aggressive preflop
  • LHE  Limit Texas Holdem
  • LOL  Laughing out loud
  • LMAO  Laughing my a** off
  • LP  Late position
  • LPP  Loose passive preflop
  • LRR  Limp reraise
  • MHIG  My hand is good
  • MHING  My hand is not good
  • MIS  Move-in specialist
  • MP  Middle position
  • MTing  Multi-tabling
  • MTT  Multi-table tournament
  • NH  Nice hand
  • NLD  Nice laydown
  • NLHE  No-limit Texas Holdem
  • o  Off-suit
  • O8B  Omaha Hilow 8 or better
  • OC  Overcard, a card higher than any on the board
  • OOP Out of position
  • OESD  Open-end straight draw
  • OESFD  Open-end straight flush draw
  • OM8  Omaha Hilow 8 or better
  • OTB-1  Cut-off seat, on the button minus 1
  • OTB  On the button
  • OTOH  On the other hand
  • P  Passive
  • PF  Pre-flop
  • PFR  Pre-flop raise
  • PLO  Pot-limit Omaha
  • POF  Post-flop
  • PP  Pocket pair
  • PP  Party Poker
  • PPT  Professional Poker Tour
  • PS  PokerStars
  • PT  PokerTracker
  • RGP  Rec.gambling.poker, a newsgroup
  • ROFL  Rolling on floor, laughing
  • ROFLMAO  Rolling on floor, laughing my a** off
  • ROI  Return on investment
  • ROR  Risk of ruin
  • RVP  Royal Vegas Poker
  • s  Suited
  • S&G  Stop and go
  • SB  Small blind; also, small bet
  • SD  Showdown; also, standard deviation
  • SFD  Straight flush draw
  • SL  Semi-loose
  • SLAP  Semi-loose aggressive preflop
  • SNG  Sit-and-go tournament
  • SS  Short stack
  • SS, SS2  Super Systems and Super Systems II, books by Doyle Brunson
  • STT  Single-table tournament
  • T  Tight
  • TAG/TA  Tight aggressive
  • TP  Tight passive
  • TPBK  Top pair, bad kicker
  • TPGK  Top pair, good kicker
  • TPLK  Top pair, low kicker
  • TPTK  Top pair, top kicker
  • TPWK  Top pair, weak kicker
  • TY  Thank you
  • UB  Ultimate Bet
  • UI  Unimproved
  • UTG  Under the gun, first seat after the big blind
  • UTG+1  First position after UTG
  • VNH  Very nice hand
  • VP$IP  Voluntarily put money into pot
  • W$SD  Won money at showdown
  • WA  Way ahead
  • WDYD  What do you do
  • WDYT  What do you think
  • WB  Way behind
  • WPT  World Poker Tour
  • WR  Win rate
  • WSD  Went to showdown
  • WSOP  World Series of Poker
  • WTF  What the f***
  • 2+2  Two Plus Two, a forum
  • 2-7  Triple draw deuce-to-seven
  • 7CS  7 Card Stud
  • 7HL  7 Card Stud Hilow 8 or better

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