The PokerNews Quiz: Fill in the Blanks

12-02-2017 14376 responses Top results

As a partial information game, poker often involves using whatever information is available — e.g., the face-up cards, players' actions, tells and so on — in order to figure out what is hidden from view. In a way, every hand involves players trying to "fill in the blanks" as they try to decipher those incomplete messages they are delivering to each other.

Here's a quick quiz focusing on poker terms in which you're asked to fill in the blanks with the correct term. Get six of the eight multiple-choice questions correct to earn a passing grade, and when done look over the "Top results" to see how you did compared to others.

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Question 1

When someone recounts a hand, a meaningless river card is sometimes described as a ________.

Question 2

By contrast, a community card that readily appears to have improved someone’s hand is sometimes called a ________ card.

Question 3

In a game of seven-card stud, a player’s first face-up card is sometimes called a ________ card.

Question 4

The style of player who plays very few hands is often described to as ________.

Question 5

A player who loses a number of big pots in a row might start to feel ________.

Question 6

A player who shuns odds and probabilities is sometimes said to prefer to play by ________.

Question 7

When a player is all in and behind but still has outs that could win that player the hand, the player is said still to have a ________.

Question 8

A small bet made from out of position meant to prevent an opponent from making a bigger bet is sometimes called a ________ bet.