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Q:  I thought I knew how to play poker, but I have no idea what you 
guys are talking about.  What's "a raise by an UTG LAG with VPIP of 58"?

A:  It is a raise by an Under the Gun Loose Aggressive player who 
Voluntarily Puts money In Pot preflop in 58% of all hands played.

Here is a list of other commonly used board acronyms sorted by category 
as well as alphabetically:

By Category
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Books (also see http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=23351124&sort=whole)
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HoH			Harrington on Hold'em - two volume set for no limit tournament 
			play.  Referenced individually as HoH I and HoH II
SSHE			Small Stakes Hold'em: Winning Big with Expert Play by Miller, 
			Sklansky, Malmuth
ToP			Theory of Poker by Sklansky
WLLH			Winning Low Limit Hold'em by Lee Jones
HPFAP			Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players
S/S, SS			Super/System by Brunson and Friends
GSIH			Getting Started in Hold'em by Miller

Position
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SB			Small Blind - forced bet of 1/2 small bet; first to act on all 
			betting rounds post flop
BB			Big Blind - forced bet of 1 small bet.  Player to the left of SB
UTG			Under the Gun - first to act pre-flop.  Player to the left of BB
UTG+1			Player to left of UTG
MP			middle position - 3 seats to left of EP at full table
EP			early position - first 3 seats to left of blinds at full table
LP			late positon - button and 1 or 2 off button
HJ			High Jack - player two to the right of the button
CO			Cut off - player to the right on the button
Button			Dealer - last player to act on all post flop betting rounds
OOP			Out of Position - acting with others left to act after you, esp. 
			when playing marginal hand

Hands
-----	
A			Ace
K			King
Q			Queen
J			Jack
T/10			Ten
2 - 9			Cards 2 through 9
X			any card
AKs			Ace and King of the same suit - any two card combination followed by 
			s signifies suitedness
AKo			Ace and King of different suits - any two card combination followed 
			by o indicates off suits
AK3r			Rainbow - Ace, King, and three all of different suits - used to 
			specify flop with three different suits - decreases flush draw 
			significantly
AsKd, AhKc		Ace of spades, king of diamonds; Ace of hearts, King of clubs - 
			where specific suits are important each card is followed by suit 
			designators
PP			Pocket Pair
77-99, 99-KK, etc.	Pocket Pairs 77, 88,. 99 or 99, TT, JJ,. QQ, KK

Results
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HHIG			His Hand Is Good - I lose
IGNH			I go home now - losing an all in hand in a tournament
MHIG			My Hand Is Good - I win
ROT			Results Oriented Thinking - not paying attention to EV, but only to 
			short term results of hand

Player types
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LAG			Loose aggressive
LP			Loose passive
TAG			Tight aggressive
WT			Weak tight (tight passive)

Game Type
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SnG			Sit and Go - single table online tournament
STT			Single Table Tournament
MTT			Multiple Table Tournament
NL			No Limit
WSOP			World Series of Poker
WPT			World Poker Tour
MOTH			Monthly On Tilt Hold'em - monthly tournament for board held on 
			PokerStars last Tuesday of each month

Miscellaneous
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BB			Big Bet - in limit hold'em, the bet amount on the turn and river
BIDKTG			But I Don't Know That Game - qualifier when giving advice about 
			a type of game or limit not usually played; credit to BenSolar
CP			Card Player Magazine - www.cardplayer.com
EV			Expected Value
EV-			Negative expected value - will lose money betting over the long term
EV+			Positive expected value - will make money betting over the long term
HH			Hand History
HU			Heads up
nh			Nice Hand
PAHUD			Poker Ace Heads Up Display - software to overlay PT statistics onto 
			online poker tables
PF 			Pre-flop
PFA			Post-flop aggression - ratio of bet or raise to call post flop
PFR			Pre-flop raise
PoFR			Post-flop raise
PP			Party Poker - www.partypoker.com
PT			PokerTracker - a program used to collect statistics of play and hand 
			histories from play at online poker sites
SB			Small Bet - in limit hold'em, the bet amount pre-flop and on the flop
VP$IP/VPIP		Voluntarily Put Money In Pot - measure of looseness in PokerTracker


Alphabetical listing
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2 - 9			Cards 2 through 9
77-99, 99-KK, etc.	Pocket Pairs 77, 88, 99 or 99, TT, JJ, QQ, KK
A			Ace
AK3r			Rainbow - Ace, King, and three all of different suits - used to specify 
			flop with three different suits - decreases flush draw significantly
AKo			Ace and King of different suits - any two card combination followed by 
			o indicates off suits
AKs			Ace and King of the same suit - any two card combination followed by 
			s signifies suitedness
AsKd, AhKc		Ace of spades, king of diamonds; Ace of hearts, King of clubs - where 
			specific suits are important each card is followed by suit designators
BB			Big Blind - forced bet of 1 small bet.  Player to the left of SB
BB			Big Bet - in limit hold'em, the bet amount on the turn and river
BIDKTG			But I Don't Know That Game - qualifier when giving advice about a type 
			of game or limit not usually played; credit to BenSolar
Button			Dealer - last player to act on all post flop betting rounds
CO			Cut off - player to the right on the button
CP			Card Player Magazine - www.cardplayer.com
EP			early position - first 3 seats to left of blinds at full table
EV			Expected Value
EV-			Negative expected value - will lose money betting over the long term
EV+			Positive expected value - will make money betting over the long term
GSIH			Getting Started in Hold'em by Miller
HH			Hand History
HHIG			His Hand Is Good - I lose
HJ			High Jack - player two to the right of the button
HoH			Harrington on Hold'em - two volume set for no limit tournament play.  
			Referenced individually as HoH I and HoH II
HPFAP			Hold'em Poker for Advanced Players
HU			Heads up
IGNH			I go home now - losing an all in hand in a tournament
J			Jack
K			King
LAG			Loose aggressive
LP			late positon - button and 1 or 2 off button
LP			Loose passive
MHIG			My Hand Is Good - I win
MOTH			Monthly On Tilt Hold'em - monthly tournament for board held on 
			PokerStars last Tuesday of each month
MP			middle position - 3 seats to left of EP at full table
MTT			Multiple Table Tournament
nh			Nice Hand
NL			No Limit
OOP			Out of Position - acting with others left to act after you, esp. when 
			playing marginal hand
PAHUD			Poker Ace Heads Up Display - software to overlay PT statistics onto 
			online poker tables
PF 			Pre-flop
PFA			Post-flop aggression - ratio of bet or raise to call post flop
PFR			Pre-flop raise
PoFR			Post-flop raise
PP			Pocket Pair
PP			Party Poker - www.partypoker.com
PT			PokerTracker - a program used to collect statistics of play and hand 
			histories from play at online poker sites
Q			Queen
ROT			Results Oriented Thinking - not paying attention to EV, but only to 
			short term results of hand
S/S, SS			Super/System by Brunson and Friends
SB			Small Blind - forced bet of 1/2 small bet; first to act on all 
			betting rounds post flop
SB			Small Bet - in limit hold'em, the bet amount pre-flop and on the flop
SnG			Sit and Go - single table online tournament
SSHE			Small Stakes Hold'em: Winning Big with Expert Play by Ed Miller, 
			Sklansky, Malmuth
STT			Single Table Tournament
T/10			Ten
TAG			Tight aggressive
ToP			Theory of Poker by Sklansky
UTG			Under the Gun - first to act pre-flop.  Player to the left of BB
UTG+1			Player to left of UTG
VP$IP/VPIP		Voluntarily Put Money In Pot - measure of looseness in PokerTracker
WLLH			Winning Low Limit Hold'em by Lee Jones
WPT			World Poker Tour
WSOP			World Series of Poker
WT			Weak tight (tight passive)
X			any card
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