A hand that retains a stake in the pot; a hand that has not been fouled or folded; a hand belonging to an active player; active hand.
EXAMPLE: Player A says, "Hey, it's your action." Player B responds, "No it's not. I folded during the last round of betting. I don't have a live hand."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
A hand that has outs remaining; a hand that is not drawing dead.
EXAMPLE: "I was a big underdog, but at least I had a live hand."