Terms Starting with N

terms are listed in alphabetical order

Nam Le

Nam Le is one of the best and most consistent poker tournament professionals in the world, with remarkable results dating back to 2004. (read more)


Randy Lew, otherwise known as his screen name nanonoko, is a member of Team PokerStars Online and has over $1 million in cash game winnings online. (read more)


The NAPT is the North American Poker Tour and is produced by PokerStars. It is a tournament series for North America that started in 2010. (read more)

Nash Equilibrium

The Nash Equilibrium is a solution concept of game theory explaining that when each player knows the equilibrium strategies others, no player has an advantage. (read more)


NC, often seen in online poker chat boxes, is the abbreviation for either 'nice call' or 'nice catch,' the latter usually an embittered remark. (read more)


Needling refers to the act of taunting someone during a poker game in an effort to get under his skin and cause him to play worse as a result. (read more)

Negative Expectation

A negative expectation is a poker play that will lose money in the long run. (read more)

Negative Freeroll

A negative freeroll when a player goes all in and can only either tie or lose in the hand. (read more)


NH is the quick way to tell someone (read more)

NHL Alumni Poker Night

The NHL Alumni Hockey Night is a promotion at PokerStars where players play in freerolls to win tickets to Toronto Maple Leafs hockey games. (read more)


Nit is the designation for a poker player who is perceived to play with a style that is overly tight and too risk-averse. (read more)


The term nitfest is usually mentioned in the context of discussing a poker game where there is limited action or most of the players are especially tight. (read more)


NLD is an acronym for 'nice laydown' which is often heard in both a sincere and a sarcastic context in online poker games. (read more)


No-limit poker describes stakes in which any player can bet up to the size of his chip stack at any time. No Limit Hold'em is an example. (read more)

Noel Furlong

Noel Furlong is an Irish businessman and recreational poker player who beat Alan Goehring heads-up to win the 1999 WSOP main event. (read more)


A noob is someone that has little know-how and is completely unwilling to learn the given task, often quitting or failing at the task at hand. (read more)


Nordberg is the online nickname for Full Tilt Red Pro Peter Feldman, an accomplished live and online poker player with over $1.2M in winnings. (read more)

Nordic WSOP Expedition

For the 2009 World Series of Poker, PokerStars is running a promotion called the Nordic WSOP Expedition that features special tournaments to qualify into the WS (read more)

Norman Chad

Norman Chad is a sportswriter and syndicated columnist best known for being a commentator for ESPN telecasts of the World Series of Poker. (read more)


Nosebleed refers to poker games that are extremely high stakes, generally much higher than the most regularly played high stakes poker games. (read more)


When a poker player says he has nothing, he means he doesn't even have a pair and is playing a high card. (read more)

November Nine

The November Nine is a marketing idea conceived by the WSOP and ESPN to boost interest in the final table of the World Series of Poker ME final table. (read more)


The acronym NSFW stands for Not Safe For Work and refers to content that shouldn't be read at the office. (read more)

Number One

'Number one' is the term for the best possible hand, a wheel, in 2-7 lowball, consisting of 7,5,4,3,2. Similar, 'number 2' consists of 7,6,4,3,2. (read more)

Nut Air

The nut air is when a poker player has the best possible hand on a board without holding a pair or better. (read more)

Nut Low

A nut low hand is the best possible low hand in games of split-pot poker or lowball. In a vacuum, the nut low hand is a wheel. (read more)

Nut No Pair

Nut no pair is a colloquial hand ranking that indicates the best possible cards that do not create a pair with the board in Texad hold 'em. (read more)

Nut Nut

Nut nut is a synonym of 'lock lock' and refers to an occurence when someone has the best possible high hand and the best possible low hand in a split-pot game. (read more)


The nuts is the absolute best hand. Players can also hold the best possible straight, or nut straight, or the nut flush, which contains the ace of a suit. (read more)

Nutter Butter

There are many variants of the expression The Nuts in poker. One option is to say The Nutter Butter. (read more)