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Cards which will improve your hand. Also, ways of improving your hand. The term is used particularly in reference to a hand that needs to improve to become the best hand.
See Draw Out.
A call of a bet after another player has already called.
The chances, expressed mathematically, that an event will occur. Also, in the term pot odds, the ratio of the size of the pot to the amount of the bet you must call to continue.
Over card
In stud games, a card higher than any card your opponent has showing.
Not of the same suit.
On the come
Playing a hand that has not yet been made. For instance, if you bet with four cards to a flush, you are betting on the come.
On tilt
Playing much worse than usual because, for one reason or another, you have become emotionally upset.
To make the first bet in a poker hand. The term is used especially in draw poker.
Open-ended straight
Four cards to a straight, which can be made with cards of two differentranks. Thus, 6,7,8,9 is an open-ended straight, which can be made with either a 5 or a 10. Theoretically, 5,7,8,9,J is also open-ended in that either a 6 or a 10 will make the hand. The latter hand is also called a double belly buster.
A poker games like seven-card stud or razz in which some cards in each player's hand are exposed.
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