EPT10 Deauville: Need to learn German? Nein. You already know it

There's nothing original about this post. We've done exactly the same thing before. But if you don't follow the Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann on Twitter, you really should. And it goes double if you think you don't speak German.


Jan Heitmann: Gewinnt!

The thing is, you do speak German if the German tweeter you're following is a poker player. Such is the overlap between poker terms in English and German that even a total monoglot can understand almost everything -- and get a kick out of the bits that don't seem to make sense, until they do.

It's been an up-and-down ride for Heitmann on Day 2 of EPT Deauville, as his timeline tells us. Read it through, read it out loud if you have to, but believe me: You might not think you speak German, but you do. (There's a glossary at the bottom of the page if you're stuck.)

Glossary of terms

Average = average
bet = bet
Blinds = blinds
calle = call
flip = flip
flush gemissed = missed flush
gewinnen = won
gut = good
Middle position = middle position
pause = break
pot = pot
raise = raised
river = river
short = short
stacks = stacks
small blind = small blind
Tisch = table
Turn = turn
Valuebet = value bet

#grindingitup = #grindingitup
#runitup = #runitup
#chasethedream2014 = #chasethedream2014

Follow our coverage from EPT Deauville by heading to the main EPT Deauville page. There's hand-by-hand coverage in the top panel, plus chip counts, and feature pieces below. EPT Live also starts today, so tune in there for a close-up view of the action.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour