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Manthra Koliyer
Posted on 11 Nov, 2021
By Manthra Koliyer
On 11 Nov, 2021
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By Manthra Koliyer
On 11 Nov, 2021
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Poker Dictionary – Darth Vader


Poker terms can be easy and quick to grasp, especially when the explanation is as simple as the term we are talking about today. This time let’s talk about ‘Darth-Vader.’ At first, this term reminds us of something related to the classic Star Wars movies. In poker, pocket cards 4s-4c are called ‘darth-vader.’ This particular nickname for pocket 4s originated from the phonetic similarities between the terms “dark fours” and “dark force.” In Star Wars, the villain Darth Vader was aligned with the dark force. But remember, this term only applied to Texas hold’em. 

Grinders on the table usually avoid playing against Darth Vader since that player can read your mind well. Since Darth Vader is a very powerful character in the film, you need to be equally strong when you have pocket 4s. Let us tell you how you can use the ‘Darth Vader’ to your advantage: 

  1. You must learn to bet and raise without giving away any potential tells. You must possess the attitude of the fictional character and play with full confidence. 
  2. Your goal must be to ensure that your aggression and confidence should make other players fear your moves. Once your confidence starts getting your opponents to commit mistakes, then it means that you are playing the right moves. 
  3. Play tight even if you are on tilt.
  4. Recognise your opponents. This is very crucial as it helps you understand and categorize the players you are up against. 
  5. Lastly, observe every move, irrespective of you being in the hand or not. 
  6. Lastly, even if your hand is that of Darth Vader, remember that he was a fictional character who probably did not play poker. You must make sure that, even though the character represents aggression, you need to stay calm while grinding. 

Poker is all about the right moves. So, are you going to unleash Darth Vader in you? What can players expect when you get pocket 4s? Let us know! For more such articles about poker terms, keep reading Gutshot Magazine. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, Telegram, and Twitter, and Telegram.

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