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Monday, June 26, 2017
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Hand

  1. Noun

    A single round of game play; the period beginning when cards are dealt and ending with the showdown.

    EXAMPLE: "Deal me in next hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    The ranked combination of five cards that a player uses to compete for the pot; a player's best five cards.

    EXAMPLE: "My hand was 10h-10d-10c-Qc-Qs. I had a full house."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  3. Noun

    In community card games, the cards belonging to a particular player; pocket.

    EXAMPLE: "I had a pair of aces in my hand before the flop, so I raised."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

  4. Noun

    A combination of cards that a player believes has a strong chance of winning in a given round of play.

    EXAMPLE: "I was dealt 7-2 offsuit and knew that I didn't have much chance of making a hand, so I folded."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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