Poker starting hand
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In poker, the starting hand is the initial set of cards dealt to each player before any voluntary betting takes place. For example, in Seven-card stud this is two downcards and one upcard; in Texas hold’em it is two downcards; … Read More

Pocket Aces
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Pocket Aces refers to a starting poker hand that contains two Aces. The most common context is a game of Texas Hold’em.Other names for Ace-Ace include American Airlines, bullets, and rockets. In a conventional game of hold’em, Ace-Ace is the … Read More

Nut hand
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In poker, the nut hand, or just the nuts, is the strongest hand possible in any particular situation. The term applies mostly to community card poker games to mean the individual holding that makes the strongest hand possible with the … Read More

Non-standard poker hands
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A♦ K♦ Q♦ 10♦ 8♦ Non-standard poker hands are hands which are not recognized by official poker rules but are created by house rules. Non-standard hands usually appear in games using wild cards or bugs. Other terms for nonstandard hands … Read More

Made hand
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 In poker, a made hand is one that does not need improvement to win, in contrast to a drawing hand. For example in Draw poker, if you have two pair, and your opponent is drawing for a straight or flush, you are said to have a … Read More

Drawing hand
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 In poker, a drawing hand is a hand that is not yet “complete”; that is, one which does not yet rank highly, but which may later, depending on what cards a player receives. This contrasts with a made hand – a hand which is … Read More

Dominating hand
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In poker, a dominating hand is one with an overwhelming statistical advantage over another specific hand. For example, in Seven-card stud, while a Starting hand of K♠ K♥ Q♦ has the lead over A♦ K♦ 10♥, the latter has many … Read More

Dead man’s hand
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In poker, the dead man’s hand is a two-pair hand, namely “aces and eights.” The origin of the name is the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok at the time of his murder, which is accepted to have included … Read More

Slang names for poker hands
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In poker, players may often use slang terms for particular types of hands. Though most are recent neologisms, others date to poker’s antiquity. All such slang terms typically connect a common concept (from life experience or storytelling) to the hand, … Read More

Low-poker ranking
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Ace-to-five Ace-to-five low is the most common method for evaluating low hands in poker, nearly universal in U.S. casinos, especially in high-low split games. As in all low hand games, pairs count against the player. That is, any hand with … Read More

Standard ranking of poker hands
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In poker, certain combinations of cards, or hands, outrank other hands, based on the frequency with which these combinations appear. The player with the best poker hand at the showdown wins the pot. Although used in poker, these hand rankings … Read More

Poker hands
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A hand in poker can mean any of the following: A unit of play consisting of a deal, one or more rounds of betting, and possibly a showdown. A set of five cards with a certain value. For example, the … Read More