maniac A very loose and aggressive player, who bets and raises frequently, and often in situations where it is not good strategy to do so. Opposite of rock. mark A person at a texas hold'em poker table that is the focus of attention. Other players consider the "mark" a weaker competitor and try to push the person out. match the pot To put in an amount equal to all the chips in the pot.
micro-limit Internet online hold'em poker games with stakes so small that real cardrooms couldn't possibly profit from them, are said to be at the "micro-limit" level (e.g. 25¢-50¢). middle pair In a community card game, making a pair with neither the highest nor lowest card of the community cards. See also second pair.