word type: poker slang

  1. The player at the table (usually yourself) you take the perspective from during a hand.


When a poker player posts a hand for review, they will want their screen name changed to something generic. The generic term commonly used is hero. That way, you know which player in the hand you are to be commenting on.


An example of using the term 'hero' on a message board would go something like:

I saw a hand the other day I wanted people to comment on. The hero raised to 4x the big blind and was 3bet from a really tight player in mid-position who hadn't made a raise all night. Unless he has AA is the right move to just fold here?

In this example, we see that the poster wants us to comment from the perspective of the 'hero' and not the tight player making the 3bet.