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  1. Adjective

    Who strictly adheres to mathematically-determined playing guidelines; who applies widely established techniques, especially in a predictable or non-varied manner.

    EXAMPLE: "When I'm sitting in a low-stakes game, I'm basically ABC. Fancy moves don't work on opponents who aren't playing enough attention to notice them."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes a player.

    RELATED TERMS: Aggressive, Loose, Rock, Rock Garden, Tight, Weak

  2. Adverb

    That does not diverge notably from basic mathematical guidelines; that follows technical guides, especially to an extent that it becomes predictable.

    EXAMPLE: "I was playing ABC. Even though poker can be a lot about deception and outthinking your opponents, sometimes the money is made from sticking to the basics."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    USAGE: Describes game play.

    RELATED TERMS: Aggressive, Loose, Rock, Rock Garden, Tight, Weak

  3. Noun

    In a lowball game, a sequence of the lowest cards possible.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In this usage, the term may be extended to ABCD to include four cards rather than three. In Ace-to-Five and Ace-to-Six lowball, ABC would mean Ace, 2, 3. In Deuce-to-Seven lowball, ABC would mean 2, 3, 4. ABC is similar to smooth or perfect, but refers only to having the lowest possible three cards in a lowball hand rather than the lowest possible four cards. ABCD would be synonymous with smooth or perfect.

    EXAMPLE: "I had 8-7-ABC, but was beaten on the showdown when my opponent revealed 7-5-4-2-A."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Ace-to-Five Lowball, Ace-to-Six Lowball, California Lowball, Deuce-to-Seven Lowball, Kansas City, Kansas City Lowball, London Lowball, Lowball, Perfect, Rag, Rough, Smooth

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