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hole card

1. In poker, a card dealt face down to a player. It is common in stud poker for the player to receive a number of hole cards.
2. A secret advantage. Just when everyone thought Randy was going to lose the competition, he used his hole card and pulled into first place.
See also: card, hole

a hole card

mainly AMERICAN
A hole card is an advantage that you keep secret until you are ready to use it. The fact that I knew where she was and had in my possession a boxful of evidence were my only two remaining hole cards. Note: In five card `stud' poker, the `hole' card is the only card which is dealt to you face down so that the other players cannot see it.
See also: card, hole
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The back of each card shows three community cards that would be great for the hole cards on front.
All bets made, the players reveal their hole cards, and the winner is established and "takes all.
Four hole cards, instead of the two that players receive in Texas Hold'em, make all the difference.
In truth, the simple invention which resulted in viewers being able to see each player's hole cards the moment they're dealt has revolutionised poker broadcasts, but everyone knows there are moments when play can stagnate.
Oak Hill was able to obtain copies of the back-nine hole cards from the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst, N.
This week I'm going to explain why some hands that appear good are actually not so good and also what sort of plays you should be making if you receive certain hole cards.
As the hole cards were turned over, the opponent recoiled when he saw the aces.
Any combination of hole cards and community cards may be used to make the best five-card poker hand.
For the first time ever, poker fans can see live streaming video coverage - with hole cards - of World Series of Poker bracelet event final tables starting June 6 at www.
Being dealt bad hole cards for a long period will also test your patience and will often result in bad players lowering their starting hand criteria.
Way too much emphasis is put on any suited hole cards.
A card cap, sometimes known as a 'marker', is something a player occasionally places on top of his two hole cards to show his hand is active.
Say your hole cards are a pair of fives and the flop reveals J-8-5; suddenly, you've got three fives and can justify a raise.
So, the first round of betting takes place when each player has two hole cards.
As the hole cards were turned over the opponent recoiled when he saw the aces.