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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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All bets made, the players reveal their hole cards, and the winner is established and "takes all.
Interestingly enough, the cover sheet to the hole cards in Ross' writing said to send the original plan to Fred Dillon, Dillon Boiler Works, Fitchburg.
Say you have a pocket pair (both your hole cards are the same number), the odds of hitting a third card that would give you three of a kind and make it into a potentially valuable 'set' are one in eight.
A card cap, sometimes known as a 'marker', is an object, usually a chip, which a player occasionally places on top of his two hole cards to indicate that he has an active hand.
So, the first round of betting takes place when each player has two hole cards.
Say you have a pocket pair (both your hole cards are the same number), the odds of hitting a third card to give you three of a kind and make it into a potentially valuable 'set' are one in eight.
I have seen hole cards accidentally swiped by the dealer and players incorrectly declaring a 'winning hand', resulting in their opponent throwing their cards into the muck.
The aim of Texas Hold 'Em is to make the best five-card hand from a combination of your two hole cards and the five community cards.
Thirteen cameras capture the action, including tiny cameras that reveal the player's hole cards, which let viewers see who is bluffing and who is not.
I don't like to throw in my hole cards and then watch them be repeated in the flop, robbing me of a full house or a mouthwatering peach of a flush.
television to reveal the players' hole cards, will broadcast 16 new tournaments filmed at leading casinos and exotic locales from Las Vegas to Paris, beginning with the launch of its third season in March 2005.
I like playing suited connectors, especially in family pots when you expect there to be higher hole cards.
Players receive two hole cards that are combined with three community cards to make a five-card poker hand that goes head-to-head against the dealer's.