word type: poker slang

  1. When a poker player plays a certain way as to make others think they hold a particular hand.


The term "represent" is basically a gambit by a player to make others think they have a certain hand. On a four flush board, let's say Phil Ivey doesn't have one of the cards to make the flush. At the river, Brian Roberts makes a play at the pot with a strong bet. Ivey then makes a big raise. With this play, Ivey represents that he has a big flush. Unless Roberts has a great read, he'll fold.

Used in a Sentence

Mike Sexton: Well, it looks like Ivey is gonna represent the flush with a BIG raise on the river!
Vince Van Patten: Wowowow! How can Roberts *possibly* call here?!