grinder A player who earns a living by making small profits over a long period of consistent, conservative play. Compare to "rock". guts, guts to open 1.A game with no opening hand requirement; that is, where the only requirement to open the betting is "guts", or courage. 2.Any of several texas hold'em poker variants where pots accumulate over several hands until a single player wins. See guts. gut shot, gutshot See inside straight draw.
gypsy To enter the pot cheaply by just calling the blind rather than raising. Also "limp". Hhalf bet rule In some casinos, the rule that placing chips equal to or greater than half the normal bet amount beyond the amount required to call constitutes a commitment to raise the normal amount. For example, in a game with a $4 fixed limit, a player facing a $4 opening bet who places $6 in the pot is deemed to have raised, and must complete his bet to $8. Compare to "full bet rule". See Public cardroom rules and "all in" betting.