implied pot odds, implied odds
implied pot odds, implied odds See main article: implied pot odds. improve To achieve a better hand than one currently holds by adding or exchanging cards as provided in the rules of the game being played. I didn't think Paula was bluffing, so I decided not to call unless I improved on the draw.
inside straight See inside straight draw. Also "belly buster", "gutshot". Compare to outside straight draw. in position, IP A player is said to be in position, if the player is last to act on the flop, turn and river betting rounds. Compare to out of position. insurance A "business" deal in which players agree to split or reduce a pot (roughly in proportion to the chances of each of them winning) with more cards to come rather than playing out the hand, or else a deal where one player makes a side bet against himself with a third party to hedge against a large loss. in the middle 1.In a game with multiple blinds, an incoming player may sometimes be allowed to post the blinds "in the middle" (that is, out of their normal order) rather than having to wait for them to pass. 2.A player being whipsawed is said to be "in the middle". in the money To finish high enough in a online hold'em poker tournament to win prize money. Also "ITM".