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Hole Cards

  1. Noun

    Cards dealt to an individual player face down and that no other player is entitled to see.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Used most commonly in stud games. The synonym "pocket cards" is typically used in community card games.

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing a heads-up game of 7-card stud. I had an Ace in the door but my hole cards were rags. I decided to raise before fourth street, hoping the Ace would be enough to get my opponent to fold."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Stud Games

    SYNONYMS: Pocket Cards




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