short buy In no-limit poker, to buy into a game for considerably less money than the stated maximum buyin, or less than other players at the table have in play. short stack A stack of chips that is relatively small for the stakes being played. Compare with "deep stack", "big stack". shorthanded A texas hold'em poker game that is played with around six players or fewer, as opposed to a full ring game, which is usually nine or ten players. A tournament where all tables are shorthanded at all times is called a short table tournament.
showdown When if more than one player remains after the last betting round, remaining players expose and compare their hands to determine the winner or winners. See main article: showdown. side game A ring game running concurrently with a tournament made up of players who have either been eliminated or opted not to play the tournament. side pot A separate pot created to deal with the situation of one player going "all in". See Betting (poker).