Posted by: Jack Henry | November 15, 2016

Editor’s Corner: My Poker Face

Nope, it’s not time for Lady Gaga, but it is time for some card game terms from page 653 of the book I Never Knew There Was a Word for It, by Adam Jacot de Boinod.

· crimp: to bend one or more cards so that a cheat will be able to cut the deck as he wishes, or to know that an innocent player will be cutting the deck at the same desired card

· flagflying: to make an overbid that will almost inevitably fail, just to liven up the game

· hop: a secret move made after the cut which puts the card back in the original position and negates that cut for the cheat’s benefit

· motown: a poker hand consisting of “jacks-on-fives”

· pone: the player who cuts the cards

· runt: a poker hand worth less than a pair

· there’s work down: the announcement by one player that someone somehow is cheating

· vole: the winning by one player of all the tricks of a deal: a grand-slam

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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