The pocket cards 10-9, either suited or offsuit.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Nickname stems from the fact that it is common to start at 10 when counting down to a particular occurance, as in "10, nine, eight?two, one, blast off."
EXAMPLE: "I had countdown in the pocket. I might have played the hand if it were suited, but it was easy to lay down since it was offsuit."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games
RELATED TERMS: Connectors, Pocket, Pocket Cards