What does “bad beat” mean?

What does “bad beat” mean?

A common part of poker terminology, bad beat is used for a very strong hand, which lost in the round. This sometimes happens if a player with a consistently strong hand bets and his initially weaker opponent calls and “hits” at the end a very improbable card combination by luck. Despite that there isn’t a defined hand rank, after which all losses are considered bad beats, the poker rooms offering special bad beat bonuses require most often that the losing hand is at least 4 Kind

What is a Satellite?

What is a Satellite?

A Satellite tournament at poker is a smaller tournament, offering its winners entry to a bigger tournament (Main Event). For example, if the Main Event seat normally costs $1,000, there could be a level 1 Satellite with a $100 buy-in, where for every 10 registered players (10 x $100 = $1000) a seat to the Main Event is guaranteed. There could also be level 2 Satellites with $10 buy-in, offering a place to the $100 level 1 Satellite for every 10 registered players, and so on.

What is a poker tracker?

What is a poker tracker?

A poker tracker is a software that uses the poker hand history and compiles statistics and other analytical information from it, enabling players to self-analyze their gameplay after each game. It allows for instance session profit and loss monitoring, provides data such as hand count, time played, average winnings per hand/hour, cumulative balance etc. Most poker rooms allow the usage of such softwares as they do not interfere in the gameplay, but serve instead only as a statistical information source.