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Lock

  1. Adjective

    Best possible hand of a specific type; the best hand of its kind that can be made given the community cards or exposed cards.

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing 7-card stud eight or better. I had the lock low, and split the pot with an opponent who made a better high."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

    USAGE: Describes a hand.

    SYNONYMS: Nut

  2. Noun

    A hand that cannot be beaten given the current group of community cards or exposed cards.

    EXAMPLE: "I had a lock and went all-in when my opponent bet out."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

    SYNONYMS: Cinch Hand, Immortal




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