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"S" Terms


Alternate Term: Show down

  1. Noun

    The period at the end of each hand in which active players reveal their face-down cards, declare the value of their hand, and compare hands to determine the winner of each pot.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Can occur either through simultaneous declaring of players' hands or by having players take turns to declare their hands. When done in turns, it is typical for the last player to act to be the first to show down and to permit players to muck their hands rather than reveal them if they think they have lost. A single hand can have multiple showdowns if there are side pots.

    EXAMPLE: "I won the showdown for the side pot but lost the main pot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

  2. Noun

    A hand played for a fixed upfront bet that may not be raised.

    EXAMPLE: "Anybody up for a $5 showdown?"

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Miscellaneous Games

Show down
  1. Verb

    To participate in a showdown; to reveal one's face-down cards and declare the value of one's hand in the process of determining a winner for a given pot.

    EXAMPLE: "OK, we're at the end of the hand. Everybody still in needs to show down."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

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