Poker Abbreviations


Poker Abbreviations for Poker Games:


HE -- Hold'em

LHE -- Limit Hold'em

NLHE -- No Limit Hold'em

O8 -- Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better

PLO -- Pot Limit Omaha High

PLO8 -- Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better


Poker Abbreviations for Betting and Position:


BB -- Big blind or big bet.

OTB -- On the button

PL -- Pot Limit

NL -- No Limit

SB -- Small blind

UTG -- Under the gun


Poker Abbreviations for Poker Tournaments


AO -- Add On

MTT -- Multi-table tournament

RB -- Rebuy

SNG -- Sit and Go


Other Common Poker Abbreviations:


B&M -- Brick and Mortar

EV -- Expected value


7SFAP Seven Card Stud For Advanced Players 



AC Atlantic City 

AFAIK As far As I know

Ax an Ace with any second card



B&M Bricks & Mortar: playing at a poker club or casino as opposed to online

BB Big Blind or Big Bet depending on how it is used in sentence. 

BBL Be Back Later

b/c bet and call a raise

b/f bet and fold to a raise

BI Bring In

BR Bank Roll 

BRB Be Right Back

BTW By The Way 

BWDIK But What Do I Know 



c/c check and call any bet

c/f bet and fold to a raise

CK Check 

CO Cut Off position immediately to the right of the dealer

CP CardPlayer

c/r check raise



DP Draw Poker 




EOM End Of Message - often put at the end of the subject if a post has no content

EP Early Position

EV Expected Value (+ or -) 

EV- Negative Expected Value

EV+ Positive Expected Value



FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

FE Fold Equity

FH Full House

FPP Frequent Player Points

FPS Fancy Play Syndrome

FT Final Table

FT Full Tilt

FW Foxwoods Casino 

FWIW For What It's Worth

FYP Fixed Your Post



GG Good Game

GL Good Luck

GTD Guaranteed $1m GTD would be a tournament where prize money of over $1m was guaranteed



HE Hold 'Em

HFAP Hold'em For Advanced Players. 

HH Hand History

HL High Limit Games 

HoH Harrington on Hold 'Em

HORSE A game that rotates through H - Holdem, O - Omaha hi/lo 8-or-better, R - Razz,

S - Stud (hi only), E - Eight-or-better Stud hi/lo (all limit)

HP Hollywood Park 

HTH Head To Head 

HTML High To Middle Limits 

HU Heads Up



IANAL I Am Not A Lawyer

IFYW  If You Wish 

IGHN I Go Home Now

IIRC If I Remember Correctly

IMHO  In My Humble Opinion 

IMO  In My Opinion 

ISD Inside Straight Draw

ITM In The Money



JAT Just A Thought 



KOTZ King Of Tthe Zoo - 2+2 tournament



LAG Loose aggressive (player)

LAP Loose passive (player)

LC Low Content

LHE Limit Hold 'Em

LL Lower Limit games 

LMAO Laugh My A** Off (available with numerous variations)

LOL  Laughing Out Loud, Lots of Luck,  etc 

LP Late Position



MHIG My Hand Iis Good

MHING My Hand Iis No Good

ML Middle Limit Games 

MM Mason Malmuth 

MP Mid Position

MTT Multi Table Tournament



NC No Content

NH Nice Hand

NL No Limit

NT No Text in post

NSFW Not Safe For Work



o offsuited - K7o would be a King & 7 of different suits

O8 Omaha Hi-Lo

OESD Open Ended Straight Draw

OESFD Open Ended Straight Flush Draw

OMG Oh My God!

OOP Out of position

OOT Other Other Topics - 2+2 forum

OOTM Out Of The Money

OPP Opponent 

OP Original Poster

OT Off Topic

OTOH On The Other Hand 

OWA's One Word Answers 



PF Pre Flop

PFR Pre Flop Raiser

PL Pot Limit

PLO Pot Limit Omaha

PM Private Message

PO8 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

POTD Post of the Day

POTM Post of the Month

POTW Post of the Week

POTY Post of the Year

POV Point of View 

PP Party Poker

PP Pocket Pair

PPM Party Poker Million tournament

PS Poker Stars

PSB Pot Sized Bet

PSR Pot Sized Raise

PTL Player To My Left 

PTR Player To My Right 



QOPTW Question Of Playing This Way 

QOTPW Question Of This Player's Win  



R Rebuy $11+R would an $11 tournament with rebuys available

R+A Rebuy & AddOns $11+R would an $11 tournament with rebuys & add ons available

RGP - a longrunning usenet, now available as a forum

ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing with numerous variations

ROI return on investment



s Suited - K7s would be a King & 7 of the same suit

sc suited connector 

 SB Small Blind or Small Bet depending on how it is used in sentence. 

SD Standard Deviation 

SNG Sit 'n' Go single table tournament

SS Short Stack

SSNL Small Stakes No Limit

STFU Shut The **** Up

STT Single table tournament



T$ Tournament dollars, which can be used on a particular site to buy into tournaments

T&C Terms & Conditions

TAG Tight aggressive player

TC Terms & Conditions

TOP/FTOP Fundamental Theorem Of Poker 

TPBK Top Pair Best Kicker

TPGK Top Pair Good Kicker

TPNK Top Pair No Kicker

TPWK Top Pair Weak Kicker

TTH Turbo Texas HE 

TWIMC To Whom It May Concern 

TY Thank You



UB Ultimate Bet

UTG Under The Gun. 

UTG Under the gun - first position, to the left of the big blind

UTG+1 To the left of UTG

VB Value Bet

VNH  Very Nice Hand

VPIP % Voluntarily Put(money) In Pot



W$ Poker Stars Tournament dollars which can be used to buy into Poker Stars tournaments

WA/WB Way Ahead/Way Behind

WCOOP World Championship of Online Poker - series of high buy in tournaments held on Poker Stars

WGAF Who Gives A Flute 

WGAFF Who Gives A Flying Fig

WPT World Poker Tour

WSOP World Series Of Poker 

WSOPME World Series Of Poker Main Event

WTF Huh?, What the ****