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Discussion in 'General Articles' started by HappyCat, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. HappyCat

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    39mm
    Standard poker chip diameter.

    43mm
    Oversized poker chip diameter. Frequently used with Baccarat chips.

    48mm
    Super-oversized poker chip diameter.

    50mm
    Giant-oversized poker chip diameter. [example - Paulson Winner Club 50k chips]

    ABC
    Chip manufacturer and one of the sponsors to these forums.

    A-mold, American [mold]
    One of ASMs clay chip molds. As of March 2009, it is in production.

    ASM
    American Standard Molding Company. Chip manufacturer. Also known as Poker Chips Online.

    ATHY?
    Are they here yet?

    ATTY?
    Are they there yet?

    Baking Chips
    Pressing/Squeezing chips tightly together with a clamp and baking them in the oven in low temperature in order to make them flat if they are warped

    Barrel
    Quantity of 20, when refering to chips. The number of chips that usually fit in a single row of a rack of chips, which usually holds 5 rows of 100 chips.

    B&G / BG / B et G
    Bourgogne et Grasset. Chip manufacturer. 1 of 3 chip manufacturing companies owned by GPI Gaming.

    BCC
    Blue Chip Company. Chip manufacturer.

    BJ
    Bud Jones. Chip manufacturer. 1 of 3 chip manufacturing companies owned by GPI Gaming.

    Blank
    Chip with no hotstamp or inlay

    Cali colors
    California chipe colors. Differs a little bit from normal colors.

    C&J
    Christy & Jones. Chip manufacturer. Original owners of the Hat and Cane mold.

    CC&GTCC
    Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club.

    Chipe
    ChipTalk.net slang for chip.

    Chipco
    Chip and poker chip rack manufacturer. Best known for high quality ceramic chips, but also produces Unicorn plastic chips or "Unis".

    CIC
    Coin In Center. Type of chip which has a visible metal center.

    Circle Square [mold]
    Also known as CSQ - One of ASMs clay chip molds. As of March 2009, it is in production.

    Circulated
    Chip that has been put into use enough to show wear. Non-mint or opposite of uncirculated.

    CSQ
    Also known as the Circle Square mold (see Circle Square).

    CT
    Chiptalk!

    CP
    crystal park

    DB
    Dealer Button.

    Diamond Square [mold]
    Also known as DSQ - One of ASMs clay chip molds. Also known as MD-50 from Robert Eisenstadt's mold project.

    DSQ
    Also known as the Diamond Square mold (see Diamond Square).

    EV
    Expected Value. Long-run probability-weighted outcome of a particular poker hand or action.

    FCs
    Faux Clays. Chips that aren't quite clay, but are similar in look and feel.

    FCN
    Faux Clay Nation. A group of Chiptalk members who own a set of Faux Clay chips.

    FDL [mold]
    Shorthand for fleur-de-lis mold. One of ASMs clay chip molds. As of March 2009, it is on ASM's website but it is not in production.

    Flake
    A small piece of metal which added in quantities adds the chip's weight

    Flame [mold]
    As of March 2009, BCC's one and only clay chip mold

    FLV
    Fabulous Las Vegas. Paulson fantasy chips, no longer manufactured.

    FT
    Full Tilt. Is no more.

    FTW
    For The Win. Praise a sports announcer would use. or Forget the World.

    Fugly
    Freaking Ugly

    GB
    Group Buy. See the group buy forums.

    GPI
    Gaming Partners International. Manufacturer of Paulson chips.

    GSTBCC
    Acronym for Get Samples Then Buy China Clays. Its a response to the typical newbie question "which chips should I get?".

    GV
    Grand Victoria Casino Rising Sun, indiana - card room that closed

    H-mold / HCE
    Abbreviation for the chip mold with 8 repeated H's. Named for the H.C. Edwards Co. that originated the mold. It's now one of the ASM clay chip molds. As of March 2009, it is in production.

    HHR / Horse Head Right [mold]
    One of ASMs clay chip molds featuring horse heads repeating around the chip. As of March 2009, it is in production.

    Hotstamp
    Manufacturing process whereby text or simple images are pressed into the face of the chip using heat, pressure and a colored foil medium. Typically gold or silver.

    Hourglass [mold]
    One of ASMs clay chip molds. As of March 2009, it is in production.

    House mold
    Chips manufactured by Paulson that use the casino name as the mold for the chip rather than the more common TH&C.

    HPC
    Holdem Poker Chips. Chip manufacturer and one of the sponsors to these forums.

    HSP
    High Stakes Poker. Televised poker cash game.

    Hundo
    $100 chip

    IH&C
    Inverted Hat & Cane. A 43mm Paulson mold with the hat & cane logos inverted so the rim of the top hat is near the outer edge of the chip.

    JB
    James Bonds. Paulson fantasy chips. Sometimes referred to as JB 98, the 1998 versions [TH&C mold]; or JB 2005 meaning the 2005 versions [Paulson Chips mold].

    Jeton
    Chipe

    LOL
    Laughing Out Loud

    LCV
    Long Cane Version. Type of mold on 39mm Paulson chips where the cane is obviously longer.

    MD-50
    The Diamond Square mold (see Diamond Square).

    MGK
    Medium Greek Key. Type of clay mold owned by JoshuaDalton as of March 09.

    MINT
    New, unused. Uncirculated.

    NCV
    No Cash Value. Generally used to describe chips which cannot be cashed in at a casino cage. Most often used on casino chips intended for tournament play or win card chips.

    Need
    Unnecessary word @ CT

    NJ
    Nevada Jacks. Chip manufacturer.

    Noobie

    = newbie, new chiptalker

    OWPS
    Old West Poker Supplies (poker chip and accessories seller, ceramic and custom chips)

    P*
    Poker Stars. Online Poker site.

    PAD
    Poker After Dark. Televised poker game [usually a 6 person tournament].

    Paulson
    Chip manufacturer. 1 of 3 chip manufacturing companies owned by GPI Gaming.

    PCA
    President Casino on the Admiral. St. Louis, Missouri card room that closed.

    PCR
    Private Card Room. A line of Paulson made chips for the home market.

    PI
    Palm Imports. Chip manufacturer and one of the sponsors to these forums.

    PGI
    = PI

    PM
    Private Message. Forum feature allowing members to message each other privately.

    PNY
    President Casino New Yorker, most frequently abbreviated to President New Yorker, or PNY.

    pr0n
    Hot chip pictures that may get you all excited. Deliberate mistype of porn.

    Quarter
    $.25 chip

    Rack
    Quantity of 100 when refering to chips.

    RH&C
    Reverse Hat & Cane. A 39mm Paulson mold with 8 hat & cane icons, with every fourth reversed.

    Roman [mold]
    One of ASMs clay chip molds. As of March 2009, it is in production.

    Samples
    Every noobie (new chiptalker) should get samples first, when thinking about what to buy. That is because only himself/herself can tell what kind of chipes he/she likes.

    SB
    Starburst. Paulson made chips that have been stamped or overstamped with a starburst design.

    Scrown [mold]
    Small Crown. One of TR Kings molds, no longer in production.

    SCV
    Short Cane Version. Type of mold on 39mm Paulson chips where the cane is visibly shorter.

    Snapper
    $2.50 chip used at blackjack tables to cover dealt "21's", usually but not always pink.

    Spiking
    See Split Edge.

    Spinner
    A chip that has imperfections such that the chip can not lie flat on one side. When the chip is placed into a stack it can cause the chips above it to spin and become unbalanced.

    Split edge
    A manufacturing issue that can occur with clay chips such that the edge spots appear with horizontal splits on the rolling edge. Also referred to as spiking.

    SSC
    Suited Speed Cloth. Popular fabric used on poker tables.

    Stack
    All the chips poker player has in front of him/her

    TFP mold
    TwoFacePoker Club mold.

    TH&C
    Top Hat & Cane. The primary mold used on Paulson chips manufactured for casinos.

    TMSC
    T-Mold Semi Customs. Type of chip sold by HPC, Holdem Poker Chips

    TRK
    T.R. King. Chip manufacturer from 1922 to 2006.

    Uncirculated
    Chip that has not seen play. Mint, opposite of circulated.

    Unicorns
    Plastic chips manufactured by Chipco representing their less expensive line of chips. Plastic and hotstampable in a wide range of colors. Depict unicorns around the outer edge of the mold. Also called "Unis".

    Want
    Necessary word @ CT

    Warped
    Chip that is not flat. Bowed or wavy. Often happens when the chip is heated after it is manufactured.

    WTB
    Want To Buy

    WTS
    Want To Sell.

    WTT
    Want To Trade.

    YAT
    www.yourautotrim.com
     
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  2. HappyCat

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    Re: Glossary

    As prompted by thread here, I think a glossary would be a great addition to the site.
    http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/poker-chip-general/58261-five-newbie-questions.html

    In the glossary we should attempt to list some of the frequent acronyms that get thrown around, along with a more verbose description. For the moment I'm thinking we keep the descriptions pretty short, intending only to aid the user to search the site for more information. Its arguable however that this could be expanded into an encyclopedia at some point ?

    I've also kept the formatting very simple so that people can quickly add new terms, acronyms.

    Its a wiki ! Update and correct as you think best !
     
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    Re: Glossary

    Excellent idea. Thanks for getting this off the ground.
     
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    Josh Second best Josh on CT.
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    Re: Glossary

    Happy Cat FTW!
     
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    Re: Glossary

    how about that one I see under some CT user names -- it has a bunch of CCC&TC or whatever -- need to go find one and update this. I still don't know what it stands for....
    :huh:
     
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    Re: Glossary

    CC&GTCC Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club? Maybe?
     
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    Re: Glossary

    That's the one! Thanks. It would rock to have a link with each appropriate item as well -- loads more more -- just a thought.
     
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    Re: Glossary

    I love this glossary. I added some info about ASM and BCC molds.
     
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    Re: Glossary

    Excellent idea for a wiki. I did one of thewe years ago for Fat Wallet Finance and it was very well received and utilized.

    For the 'H mold' entry, I'd suggest adding that 'H' itself is shorthand for H.C.E. (for H.C. Edwards) mold - the proper name of the mold that the H.C. Edwards Company originated.
     
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    Re: Glossary

    I'll let you add that. I don't know anything about H.C. Edwards, and I try not to write about things I don't understand. Which is also why I don't talk about women very much. :wink:
     
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    Re: Glossary

    How did you edit the OP? I don't even get an edit option. Also want to modify the FDL entry as fleur-de-lis.
     
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    Re: Glossary

    You should see an Edit button down on the botton right of the first post. Its a bit hard to read (white text on light grey background) which is possibly why you missed it! :)

    Thanks for helping out :happy:
     
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    Re: Glossary

    jamby, if you find a way to highlight the buttons in the lower right of the OP, the text inside will appear. ("Edit", "Advanced Edit", and "something else")
     
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    Re: Glossary

    Thanks guys. The boxes don't show up with any text to click on at all for me in I.E. 7, but I was able to click on the left-most one and edit the OP. Oddly, my name isn't showing up as a contributor, but I did modify the "H' mold and FDL entries. Also added one for the 50mm chip.
     
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    Should we allow companies in this Glossary? For example YAT and NJ?
     
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    TAG, is that Tight and aggressive?

    Is this thread a sticky one? This thread could be handy for new members.
     
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    This is easily one of my favorite threads...:cool:

    If not for this one, I'd still be trying to figure out what pr0n meant!! THANK YOU GLOSSARY GODS! :happy:
     
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    OMG........how lame am I, that I've never seen this! Because, it's very cool, and I'm sure very helpful to many of our members. Can't believe I've missed it for this long. :stunned:

    :):wink::laugh:
     
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    So....glossary is not editable anymore right?
     
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