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Poker Dictionary - O


    Odds – The ratio of the probability of making a hand vs. that of not making a hand

    Odds Against – The ratio of the negative outcomes as compared with the positive ones

    Odds For – The ratio of the positive outcomes as compared with the negative ones

    Office Hours – A 9 and a 5 in the pocket, suited or offsuit

    Offsuit – Cards of different suit

    Oldsmobile – A 9 and an 8 in the pocket

    Omaha – A poker variation wherein players receive four downcards and five face-up cards shared by all of the players at a table

    On a Draw – To maintain a stake in the pot, with hopes of completing a specific hand using the cards that are yet to be dealt

    On a Run – To be dealt a series of good hands; synonymous with “On a Rush”

    On a Rush – To be dealt a series of good hands; synonymous with “On a Run”

    On the Button – To be seated in the dealer’s position

    On the Come – A players with an incomplete or a drawing hand

    On Tilt – An emotionally upset player who, due to frustration, tends to make wrong gaming decisions

    One-ended Straight Draw – Four cards forming a Straight with the missing card being either that with the highest or the lowest rank in that particular hand

    One-eyed Jacks – The Jack of Spades and the Jack of Hearts

    One-eyed King – The King of Diamonds

    Open – To make the first bet

    Open Card - An exposed or face up card — that which all of the players are allowed to see

    Open Game - A game where anyone can participate

    Open Pair - An exposed pair — that dealt face up

    Open Seat - A seat available for other players

    Opener – The player who made the first bet in a particular round

    Opener Button - An object (usually a plastic disk) used to indicate who among the players made the first bet

    Openers - Applicable in jacks-or-better draw: any hand that meets the minimum requirement to make the fist bet in the first round of a game

    Option - That choice for a player in the live blind position to make a pre-flop raise when the other players chose to merely check a bet

    Orbit - One rotation around a table

    Out of the Money - A player who got a tournament position without a winning prize

    Outdraw - When a player beats his/her opponent by drawing a better hand; synonymous with “Outrun”

    Outkick – To win a pot due to a kicker that is higher than what is held by an opponent with an otherwise equal hand

    Outrun - When a player beats his/her opponent by drawing a better hand; synonymous with “Outdraw”

    Outs - The number of cards left in a deck that would improve a player’s hand

    Over and Out - The pocket cards 10-4, suited or offsuit

    Over the Top - (1) When a player re-raises an opponent’s raise; (2) In no limit games: throwing all of one’s bankroll in after his opponent raises

    Overbet – To make a bet, raise, or re-raise that is relatively large compared to the amount already in the pot

    Overcall – To match all previous bets without raising

    Overcard – A pocket card that is higher than any of the cards on the board

    Overpair – A pair in the pocket that is higher than any of the cards on the board