Terms Starting with G

terms are listed in alphabetical order

G Bucks

Similar to Sklansky Bucks, G Bucks are a more accurate way to estimate your equity after running a certain scenario over and over. (read more)


Gamey, related to the expression 'running game,' is a phrase in poker circles meant to indicate that a particular play or action might not be 'on the level.' (read more)


The term 'gapper' is usually heard in the form of 'one-gapper,' 'double-gapper' etc. It refers to the space between two hole cards, the opposite of a connector. (read more)

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery is only notable in a poker context, because more poker players have had the surgery than any other cross-section of the population. (read more)

Gavin Griffin

Gavin Griffin has a title from the WSOP, WPT and EPT and is known as a high stakes online cash game pro on PokerStars. (read more)

Gavin Smith

Gavin Smith is an accomplished poker player with several poker tournament results on his resume, who is known for his freewheeling style. (read more)


The GCC, or 'Get Crunk Crew,' is one of the earliest crews formed in the online poker world. They gained notoriety in part by challengeing Daniel Negreanu. (read more)


Gears refers to a trait possessed by some poker players who vary their play, as opposed to being stuck playing one particular style or another. (read more)

Gene Todd

Gene Todd, AKA 'Eugene Todd Bro,' is an animated member of the professional poker circuit with a handful of tournament results under his belt. (read more)

Get Crunk

Get Crunk, aka Brett Richey, is known in the poker world as a rapper-musician, mixed-game specialist, and all-around mellow guy. (read more)


GG stands for 'good game' and is a something that one poker player says to another after the latter player has busted from an online poker tournament. (read more)


Ghosting refers to the act of playing poker or giving instruction on behalf of someone else. It ranges from being ethically dubious to completely illegal. (read more)


GIFAFI is an acronym for the term Go Ice Fishing and Fall In. At one point, it was also ActionJeff's Party Poker name. (read more)


A gift in poker is similar to a 'donation' and refers to a poker play that is so glaringly bad, it amounts to one player simply giving his opponent the pot. (read more)


'Gl' is a commonly used acronym for 'good luck.' It is one of the few poker acronyms that is usually issued as a sincere gesture without a double-meaning. (read more)


The acronym GLA stands for Good Luck All and is usually said by a nicer person at a poker table before a Sit and Go or Multi-Table Tournament. (read more)


Gobbo, formerly known as Gobboboy, is the nickname for poker player Jimmy Fricke, who took second place in the 2007 Aussie Millions for a cool million. (read more)

God's Waiting Table

God's Waiting Table was the nickname given to the game of $1-5 stud hi/lo that took place at Sandia Casino. It refers to the average age of the players. (read more)


GodMode is a reference in the poker world to a donkey that always comes up with the nuts. (read more)

Going South

Going South is the generally frowned upon practice of taking money off the table after winning some pots. (read more)

Gold Card 500

The Gold Card 500 is a leaderboard race where players that accumulate Gold Cards on the Cake Poker Network race each week for their share of cash prizes. (read more)

Gold Cards

The Gold Card system is a ring game reward system that randomly awards a Gold Card (similar to cards in a deck) to a player and used for rewards. (read more)

Gold Chips

Gold Chips are the measure of frequent player points accumulated at Cake Poker Network games earned by playing at ring games or tournaments. (read more)


GoldStar is the 3rd Level of the PokerStars VIP Club and awards a 2x FPP multiplier and access to VIP tournaments and special store items. (read more)

Grease Fire

A grease fire is an oft-invoked term in poker. It's often used as a non-serious tilt at another poker player. It can also be used a joke. (read more)

Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller, who also goes by the nickname 'FBT' for 'Full Blown Tilt,' is a highly accomplished Canadian poker player and former hockey player. (read more)

Greg Raymer

Greg Raymer was known for his keen insights into tournament strategy, which he often shared on online poker message boards. Then, he won the WSOP in 2004. (read more)


A grinder in poker is someone who plays significantly over-bankrolled while also playing a style that will slowly win them money at a consistent pace. (read more)

Ground Skinner

Ground skinner is the southern poker player's version of the term 'walk.' It simply represents some geographical dialectical flavor in poker slang. (read more)


GTFO is a poker acronym that stands for 'get the fuck out.' Although somewhat self-explanatory, it is usually not meant in a literal sense. (read more)


A Guarantee is used in poker when a casino or online poker room puts out a guaranteed prize pool amount for a tournament. (read more)

Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen is a pro poker player from Denmark who is the only player in history to win four World Poker Tour events. (read more)


Guts is a form of poker commonly played in home games that requires players to match the size of the pot in order to stay in the hand. (read more)

Gutshot Straight

A gutshot straight is one that requires one of four cards to complete the hand. For instance, if a player holds 77 on a 458 board, he has a gutshot. (read more)


The term gypsying refers to a situation in double-limit games where players open by calling the blind. (read more)