shark A professional player. See also card sharp. shoe A slanted container used to hold the cards yet to be dealt, usually used by casinos or in professional poker tournaments. shill See main article: shill. Compare to "proposition player".
shootout A online hold'em poker tournament format where the last remaining player of a table goes on to play the remaining players of other tables. Each table plays independently of the others; that is, there is no balancing as players are eliminated. This format is particularly common in European televised online hold'em poker programs, including Late Night Online Hold'em Poker.