Poker’s Dic : D


An action taken before receiving information to which the player would normally be entitled. Compare with blind.
dead blind
blind that is not live, in that the player posting it does not have the option to raise if other players just call. Usually involves a small blind posted by a player entering, or returning to, a game (in a position other than the big blind) that is posted in addition to a live blind equal to the big blind.
dead button
See dead button rule
dead hand
A player’s hand that is not entitled to participate in the deal for some reason, such as having been fouled by touching another player’s cards, being found to contain the wrong number of cards, being dealt to a player who did not make the appropriate forced bets, etc.
dead man’s hand
See main article: dead man’s hand
dead money
See main article: dead money
To distribute cards to players in accordance with the rules of the game being played
A single instance of a game of poker, begun by shuffling the cards and ending with the award of a pot. Also called a hand (though both terms are ambiguous).
An agreement to split tournament prize money differently from the announced payouts
deal twice
In a cash game, when two players are involved in a large pot and one is all-in, they might agree to deal the remaining cards twice. If one player wins both times they win the whole pot, but if both players win one hand they split the pot. Also, play twicerun it twice.
The person dealing the cards
The person who assumes that role for the purposes of betting order in a game, even though someone else might be physically dealing. Also button. Compare with buck.
dealer’s choice
A version of poker in which the deal passes each game and each dealer can choose, or invent, a new poker game each hand or orbit. See main article: dealer’s choice.
To verbally indicate an action or intention. See declaration.
deep stack
A stack of chips that is relatively large for the stakes being played. Also called a big stack. Compare with short stack.
Making a play that defends the player against a bluff by forcing the suspected bluffer to fold or invest further
A two-spot card. Also called a duckquack, or swan.
Any of various related uses of the number two, such as a $2 limit game, a $2 chip, etc.
A method of evaluating low hands. See main article: deuce-to-seven low.
dirty stack
A stack of chips apparently of a single denomination, but with one or more chips of another. Usually the result of inattention while stacking a pot, but may also be an intentional deception.
To take a previously dealt card out of play. The set of all discards for a deal is called the muck or the deadwood.
dominated hand
A hand that is extremely unlikely to win against another specific hand, even though it may not be a poor hand in its own right. Most commonly used in Texas hold ’em. See also domination.
donk bet
A bet made in early position by a player who did not take the initiative in the previous betting round.
a weak player, also known as fish or donk
door card
In a stud game, a player’s first face-up card
In Texas hold ’em, the door card is the first visible card of the flop.
In draw poker, the sometimes visible card at the bottom of a player’s hand. Players will sometimes deliberately expose this card.
double-ace flush
Under unconventional rules, a flush with one or more wild cards in which they play as aces, even if an ace is already present
double belly buster straight draw
a combination of hole cards and exposed cards in hold ’em or stud games which does not include four connected cards, but where there are two different ranks of card that complete a straight
double-board, double-flop
Any of several community card game variants (usually Texas hold ’em) in which two separate boards of community cards are dealt simultaneously, with the pot split between the winning hands using each board.
Any of several draw poker games in which the draw phase and subsequent betting round are repeated twice
double raise
The minimum raise in a no-limit or pot-limit game, raising by just the amount of the current bet.
double suited
An Omaha hold ’em starting hand where two pairs of suited cards are held
double up, double through
In a big bet game, to bet all of one’s chips on one hand against a single opponent (who has an equal or larger stack) and win, thereby doubling the stack
Betting a smaller amount than the previous round of betting
A card that is dealt face-down
A period during which a player loses more than expected. See also: upswing.
drag light
To pull chips away from the pot to indicate that the player does not have enough money to cover a bet. If their hand wins, the amount is ignored. If not, they must cover the amount out of pocket. This is not allowed at any casino.
draw, drawing hand, come hand
See main article: draw
drawing hand is when a player has a chance to improve their hand to something considerably stronger, typically a straight or a flush, through drawing the required cards on the flop, on the turn or on the river.[4]
drawing dead
Playing a drawing hand that will lose even if successful
Playing a hand that can never improve beyond the opponent’s hand
drawing live
Not drawing dead; that is, drawing to a hand that will win if successful
drawing thin
Not drawing completely dead, but chasing a draw in the face of poor odds
To fold
Money charged by the casino for providing its services, often dropped through a slot in the table into a strong box. See rake.
To drop one’s cards to the felt to indicate that one is in or out of a game
dry ace
In Omaha hold ’em or Texas hold ’em, an ace in one’s hand without another card of the same suit. Used especially to denote the situation where the board presents a flush possibility, when the player does not in fact have a flush, but holding the ace presents some bluffing or semi-bluffing opportunity and a redraw in case the flush draw comes on the turn or the river. Compare with blocker.
dry board
A measure of texture of the community cards. A board is considered dry when the cards on the table mean that is unlikely or impossible that any player has made a strong hand like a straight or flush. Compare with wet board.
dry pot
A side pot with no money created when a player goes all in and is called by more than one opponent, but not raised. If subsequent betting occurs, the money will go to the dry pot.
To counterfeit, especially when the counterfeiting card matches one already present in one’s hand

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