Texas Holdem Poker

Internet Poker Abbreviations

Anyone familiar with online messaging will know that there are a range of abbreviations in use for communicating over the internet. Eg, lol - laughs out loud, rofl - rolls on the floor laughing etc etc. Online poker has its very own range of abbreviations which are summarised below. Note that, with the exception of cards that are abbreviated using capital letters, most of the abbreviations are in small type. This is because in internet speak capital letters are perceived as "SHOUTING".

Abbreviation

Meaning

86

to remove or ban

A9-A2

Ace with a card indicated by the number

Ac

Ace of clubs

Ad

Ace of diamonds

As

Ace of spades

Ah

Ace of hearts

AA

Pair of aces

AJ

Ace jack

AT

Ace ten

atc

any two cards

bb

big blind

bl

better luck

brb

be right back

b&m

bricks and mortar - a real casino

g1

good one

gb

good bet

gc

good call

gl

good luck

gla

good luck all

gp

good play

gtg

got to go

h/l

high/ low

JJ

pocket jacks

JK

jack and king

j/k

just kidding

KK

pocket kings

L8r

later

lmao

laughing my ass (ar*e) off

lol

laugh out loud

M8

mate

mtt

multi table tournament

n1

nice one

nb

nice bet

nh

nice hand

nhs

nice hands

nl

no limit

np

no problem

omg

oh my God

ott

over the top

pl

pot limit

pls

please

pmsl

peeing myself laughing

pp

pocket pair

Q

queen

QQ

pocket queens

qed

"quod erat demonstrandum" meaning "it was proved"

rgp

rec.gambling.poker (a newsgroup on usenet)

rofl

rolls on the floor laughing

ru

are you?

S

spades

sb

small blind

sng

sit 'n' go tournament (single table)

sob

term of insult eg son of a bitch, silly old bugg*r

stfu

shut up (ie shut the f*ck up)

str8

straight

stt

single table tournament

tx, tnx

thanx

ty, tu

thank you

TT

pocket 10s

tptk

top pair, top kicker

u2

you too

ul

unlucky

uw

you wish / you're welcome (depends on context)

vnh

very nice hand

wp

well player

WSOP

World Series of Poker

wtf

What the f*ck?

wtg

way to go

y?

why?

zzzz

player at table thinks another player is taking too long

:) or :-)

happy face

:( or :-(

sad face

 

 


 

Tip:It always helps to speak the lingo,