free card A card dealt to one's hand (or to the board of community cards) after a betting round in which no player opened. One is thereby being given a chance to improve one's hand without having to pay anything. I wasn't sure my hand was good, but I bet so I wouldn't give a free card to Bill's flush draw.
freeroll See main article: freeroll. freezeout The most common form of tournament. There's no rebuy, play continues until one player has all the chips. full house, full boat, full hand, full A hand with three cards of one rank and two of a second rank. Also "boat", "tight". See List of online hold'em poker hands. full bet rule In some casinos, the rule that a player must wager the full amount required in order for his action to constitute a raise. For example, in a game with a $4 fixed limit, a player facing an opening bet of $4 who wagers $7 is deemed to have flat called, because $8 is required to raise. Compare to "half bet rule". See Public cardroom rules and "All in" betting.