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  1. Noun

    An increase in the betting limits for a given hand or number of hands after certain pre-specified criteria have been met.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: While a kill may be put into effect by any pre-determined criteria, there are a number of popular criteria often used. Variations include when a player has won two consecutive hands, after any pot that exceeded a certain size, after looking at one's first two cards in a draw game, and after a scoop in high-low split games. In some variations, any player may kill the pot by posting a kill blind. The increase is typically a doubling of the betting limits. If there is a kill on multiple consecutive pots, the second kill will typically not redouble the limits but will simply mean that the doubling continues for an additional hand.

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing $1/$2 limit Omaha Eight or Better with a kill if the pot is scooped."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Full Kill, Half Kill, Kill Blind, Kill Button, Kill Pot, Leg Up

  2. Verb

    To increase the betting limits for a given hand or number of hands or to cause the limits to be increased.

    EXAMPLE: "We were playing with a kill pot if any player won two consecutive hands. After winning one hand, I decided to play some weak cards on the chance that I'd get a lucky flop. I really wanted to kill it."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    RELATED TERMS: Full Kill, Half Kill, Kill Pot, Leg, Leg Up

  3. Noun

    A mandatory wager twice the size of the big blind that is posted by a player who has met the criteria necessary to trigger a kill.

    EXAMPLE: Player A: "You have to post the kill." Player B: "Oh yeah, I didn't realize. Thanks for the reminder."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    SYNONYMS: Kill Blind

    RELATED TERMS: Big Blind, Blind, Blind Game, Full Kill, Half Kill, Small Blind

  4. Verb

    To muck or foul a hand such that it is declared dead or inactive; to render a hand ineligible to compete for the pot.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In some games, cards are considered live until they actually touch the muck. In these situations, a player who has pushed their cards in front of them and are apparently folding may be able to take a different action if the dealer has not yet killed the cards.

    EXAMPLE: "I folded, passing my cards to the dealer so they could be killed."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Foul, Muck

    RELATED TERMS: Dead, Live

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