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Poker Dictionary - D


    Dark Bet – To bet without looking at one’s hands; synonymous with “Darken”

    Darth Vader – The pocket cards 4 of Clubs and 4 of Spades

    Dead Blind – The mandatory amount contributed to the pot before any cards are dealt

    Dead Card – A card that is not legally playable because it has been either fouled or held by an opponent

    Dead Collection Blind – A fee made by the player who has the dealer button to the cardroom or casino, used as an alternative method to seat

    Dead Game – A game where players are tight and passive — hence, not much betting, raising, and re-raising are happening

    Dead Hand – A fouled hand that is ineligible of winning the pot

    Dead in the Pot – A player who held on to a hand which happens to be beaten on the showdown

    Dead Man’s Hand – A pair of Aces and a pair of Eights, specifically As, Ac, 8s, 8c

    Dead Money – Money wagered by a player who has little or no chance of winning

    Dead Spread – A game where players are tight and passive — hence, not much betting, raising, and re-raising are happening; synonymous with “Dead Game”

    Deadwood – The collection of discarded, burned, folded, or fouled cards

    Deal – To distribute cards to players or to lay them on the board

    Deal Me In – A request made by a player to still be dealt cards even when he is away from the table

    Deal Me Out – A notice given by a player when he is to be away from the table for at least one hand

    Deal Off – To play hands in the blind and button positions before transferring from one seat to another

    Dealer – The person responsible for distributing the cards, giving out the pot, and monitoring the game

    Dealer’s Position – On the button; being the last to act in a betting round

    Dealer’s Button -A round marker that indicates who among the players would be in the dealer’s position for a particular hand

    Deck – A set of playing cards

    Deuce – A card with the rank two (2)

    Deuces – A pair of twos (2-2)

    Diamonds - One of the four suits in a deck

    Dig – To add money or chips while a hand is ongoing

    Discard Pile – The collection of cards that have been removed from players’ hands

    Disconnect Protection – Applicable in online cardrooms: A tool used to protect players in case their internet connection fails where they are in a hand

    Dog – (1) The pocket cards King and Nine; (2) An underdog

    Dolly Parton – (1) A 9 and a 5 in the pocket; (2) A nine-high straight (9-8-7-6-5)

    Dominating Hands – Hands that are initially good, yet are still up for improvement

    Donation – Bet made by a player with little chance of winning

    Donkey – A weak player who is not mindful of his moves

    Door Card – Applicable in stud games: the first exposed cards

    Double Belly Buster - A five-card combination from which two inside straights could be formed; i.e.: A-Q-J-10-8; synonymous with “Double Gutshot”

    Double Bluff – A bluff done twice in a hand: on the initial bet and upon re-raising after a raise has been made by the opponent

    Double Gutshot – A five-card combination from which two inside straights could be formed; i.e.: A-Q-J-10-8; synonymous with “Double Belly Buster”

    Double Up – To double one’s chips in a single hand — after going all in and winning, that is

    Double – Pop When a player re-raises the raise

    Down Card – Cards that are dealt face down; synonymous with “Hole Cards”

    Down to the Felt – Having no chips remaining at the table in one’s bankroll; Busted out; Going all-in; synonymous with “Down to the Green”

    Down to the Green – Having no chips remaining at the table in one’s bankroll; Busted out; Going all-in; synonymous with “Down to the Felt”

    Doyle Brunson – A combination of a 10 and a 2; used exclusively with a 10 and a 2 in the pocket

    Draw - (1) A tie: a situation in which the outcome is the same for two or more players; (2) To maintain a stake in the pot hoping that the cards to be dealt will complete a hand of a higher rank than the hand currently held

    Draw Card - The card that has been obtained through the draw

    Draw Game – A game where Draw Poker is played

    Drawing Dead - Staying in the hand regardless of the fact that the current hand could never be the winning hand

    Drawing Hand – A hand that is a few cards away from completing a flush, a straight, or a straight flush

    Drawing Live – Maintaining eligibility to participate in the showdown while holding an incomplete hand that would win if completed

    Drawing Thin – Staying in the hand regardless of being aware that only a few cards would provide a winning hand

    Driver’s Seat – A player in the “Driver’s Seat” is the one who takes the initiative in all of the betting

    Drop – (1) To fold; (2) To lose a specific amount of money or chips

    Drop Out- To quit a hand by neither calling nor raising a bet; synonymous with “Fold”

    Ducks – A pair of twos (2-2)

    Duplicate - To have the same suit or number value in a player’s hand and at the board