The popularity of online poker has increased astonishingly in the past few years. Poker has always been an extremely tricky game that provides recreation as well. As such an interesting game is available on internet and offers the convenience of playing fro anywhere and anytime, the number of fans are going to surge.
Like the poker game that is played in casinos and card-rooms, online poker also uses a lot of slangs and terminologies. While playing online poker games the players usually chat among themselves. Typing entire words and sentences would take up quite a large chunk of the time which is unacceptable and so the world of poker has developed a glossary of online poker slangs.
One such term that is used quite often in the online poker games is G1. G1 stands for “good one”. It is normally used by players in response to what they see as a good call, good bet or a good play by another online poker player who is at the same online poker table.
G1 is a very popularly used abbreviation in poker and it shows that you appreciate the move made by your opponent. G1 can even be use when the opponent shows a hand that is undoubtedly a premium hand. For example when a player shows a hand that is a pocket ace and wins big bet money, one can use G1 or even GG that stands for good game.
A player who uses slangs aptly at the right situation has a very strong edge over someone who is not acquainted well with the slangs. In online poker games if a player is not making the proper use of acronyms and abbreviations during his chats with the other players, it becomes easy for the professionals to understand that the player is new to the game. Even with a great hand the player can easily be beaten in the online poker game because the opponents who are experts in the game will confuse the player by using the slangs.
It is extremely crucial for anybody who wants to develop himself into a good poker player to get familiarized with the various terminologies. And this stands true for both the online format of the game as well as the brick and mortar format.
Poker has advanced over the years from being a game of gamble where cheating used to be rampant to being a much organized game with regulated rules and structure. Proper and well planned tournaments of poker games are held. The game of poker is no more considered to be a game of the crooked gamblers but a touch of sophistication has been added to the entire format. In such a game, being courteous to each other is very important.
Even when one has a bad hand and the opponent is winning, one should be very graceful and civil in the game of poker. Terms such as Ty (Thank You), Gc (Good call), G1 (Good one) help the online players maintain the decorum of the online poker games.