1. PokerVIP
  2. Poker Terms
  3. Hand

Hand

Do not be confused by the word hand in poker. It refers to the cards that you are holding that make up your best poker ranking at any given time. It does not refer to all of the cards that may be in play, ie, the community cards. However, hand also refers to any given game, in a broad sense.

In a game of five-card draw, a player who is holding 5-6-7-8-9 has a straight hand. If no one can beat this, she has won this hand of poker.

Other Letter "H" Terms View All
  • description
    Hole cards

    In games such as Texas Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha, each player is dealt cards w...

  • description
    Hand for hand

    Hand for Hand play occurs is where tables start playing hands at the same time. ...

  • description
    Hit

    A hit is the moment when a poker player gets a strong hand. e.g "Pe...

  • description
    Hand for hand (alt)

    In multi-table tournaments, the last few tables consist of players who are in or...

  • description
    Hand history

    Modern, online poker rooms offer players access to their hand histories. These a...

  • description
    Hand rankings

    There are two kinds of hand rankings: those associated with "straight" games and...

  • description
    Hanger

    A hanger refers to a card that is sticking out from the bottom of the deck when ...

  • description
    Harrington, Dan

    Dan Harrington has written many best-selling poker books. They include Dan Harri...

Discord Logo

Join our Discord Server

Freeroll Passwords, VIP Deals and Poker Discussion Channel

Join Server