TRIPS. Three of a kind.
TAP OUT. In table-stakes poker, a single bet, or call,
that risks all one's chips.
ROUGH. In lowball, a hand in which the highest cards
descend consecutively. Thus, a rough seven, 7 6 5 3 A, loses to a smooth seven,
7 4 3 2 A.
COLD. Indicates a strong hand that was dealt, rather
than one that improved with the draw.
LOCK ARTIST or LOCKSMITH. A player who bets only when
he holds a sure winner.
ROCK. A tight player to be feared. One who only enters
a pot holding strong cards. Contrasted with a
FISH or LIVE ONE. A player to be welcomed. He plays on
almost anything and hopes to improve with the draw.
MECHANIC. A crooked dealer.
WHEEL. The best hand in the lowball, e.g., A 2 3 4
SQUEEZING. The act of looking at one's hand by
spreading the cards into a fan, a micromillimeter at a time.