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Pat

Alternate Term: Pat Hand


PatAlternate Term: , Pat [Hand]


Pat

    Pat Hand
    1. Noun

      A hand in which the player does not draw any cards, either because the hand is complete or because it is being represented as complete; a straight, flush, full house, straight flush, royal flush, or a hand being represented as any one of these possibilities. While not using all five cards and therefore allowing the possibility of drawing, a four of a kind is sometimes considered a pat hand because the draw will not improve it.

      EXAMPLE: "When I'm lucky enough to get a pat hand, I'll usually play it. However, if the three of a kind portion of a full house is strong enough I will sometimes just keep the three of a kind if I think the investment odds made it worthwhile. It is a move I only try when I know my opponents' betting habits very well."

      APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

      GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

      ANTONYMS: Drawing Hand

      RELATED TERMS: Draw, Pat Hand Bluff


    Pat [Hand]
    1. Adjective

      Complete; in which there are no additional cards required.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applies only to a hand using all five cards, and sometimes applied to a four of a kind.

      EXAMPLE: "I was dealt a pat flush."

      APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

      GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

      USAGE: Describes a hand.

      RELATED TERMS: Draw, Improve

    2. Adjective

      Drawing no cards.

      EXAMPLE: Player A says to Player B, "It's your turn to draw." Player B replies, "Oh, I'm pat."

      APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

      GAME CATEGORY: Draw Games

      USAGE: Describes a player.

      RELATED TERMS: Draw, Knock, Pat Hand Bluff, Rap




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