What does the term "fish" mean? Thank you for asking this? Online and Land-based Venues. A lifelong poker player who moved online in , Josh founded Beat The Fish in to help online poker players make more-informed decisions on where to play and how to win once they got there. Wednesday, September 26, The player in the SB 4-bets.

Definition of Fish

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A fish may or may not be a new player to the game. A very drunk or high player who is the fish at your table at 2: Just like a great NFL quarterback can play like a bad rookie in a game, a great poker player can be a fish at times. Perhaps no better example of this is someone for whom many consider the greatest poker player of all time, Stu Ungar.

This can be caused by intoxicants, such as in the case of Ungar, or Mike Matusow. Or it can be by choice. In the next hour, he bet, and drank, and raised, and re-raised, and once even went all-in pre-flop blind.

That is to say, he went all in before the flop without even looking at his cards! A fish will consistently make questionable and ill-advised plays, and will likely see their bankrolls shrink quickly while playing at a table with some very good players. Example of a "Fishy" Play: A player in early position makes a standard pre-flop raise. The player on the button re-raises.

The player in the SB 4-bets. The player in the big blind looks down at K-Q offsuit and decides to call, because they like to call when they are dealt two face cards, no matter what.

This is clearly a play that a fish would make, as there is almost no chance that they will end up winning the hand, based on how the hand has played out so far. I'm pretty sure a fish is easy money April 23rd, , 9: I think DONK means a player who is an "ass" I think FISH refers to a player who plays any cards and hits part of the flop If the fish does catch he is referred to as FISH because he was fishing and caught the cards he needed. We all do some fishing some of the time.

April 23rd, , The difference between pros and fish is that pros think about what they do, so if they make some weird play with a weaker hand, they will always be able to tell the reason why.

Fish don't and are very luck dependant. They also are results oriented, can't say I'm not though I thought that the term fishing meant that regs were fishing for the fishes stacks.

If suckouts and bad beats didn't exist, we wouldn't have fish in Poker. I had times where my opponents called me a fish for disobeying pot odds , hitting my hand and stacking them. Last hand was when villain made a pot bet with 8BB and I called with nut flush in position on a queen high board. Spade on the turn, he keeps barelling and I call. River is a blank and I'm holding the nuts, he bets the river, I raise and he stacks off himself.

A donkey is someone who shoves with the worst hand like a flush or a straight draw and plays bad Poker. Also donk betting is leading into the previous street aggressor. April 24th, , Fish means they play fishy!

Not very good players! Thats why they get called fish because they play the game to be the luckiest not the best! A lot of great responses to this on here so im glad I am able to add my input! And what SwiftHax say's about a donkey is spot on! April 27th, , 2: A fish is someone who does not really know how to play poker well. Be careful because when the fish hits something, it is hard to make them fold. Sometimes, they would call you with anything.

Fish can sometimes be easily outplayed. Fishes can easily be spotted after playing a few hands with them. There are different kinds of fishes out there. A fish is also weak when it comes to http: April 27th, , You know what they say if you have to ask what a fish is Hmmmm What do I think a Fish is in poker It is a player who is dropped into the shark tank of a poker table and get devoured by the bigger fish, sharks, constantly. Also they get hooked on the lines of calling off their stacks of chips just to see what their opponant had.

They take bait that is laid out by other better players. Maybe we should start calling sharks fishers of men Essentially they hook, line, and seal the fish in a bag. April 27th, , 4: April 27th, , 5: April 27th, , 6: Originally Posted by thatgreekdude. April 28th, , 4:

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