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  • n. In stud poker or blackjack, a playing card dealt face up and left on the table for others to see.
  • n. In rummy, the top card of the discard pile.


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  • The phrase "Back to back" is said of the first two hole cards in seven card stud poker, or of the hole card and the first upcard when they are paired or

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  • Depending on the dealer's upcard, this either doesn't affect or actually shaves prospects for a winning round.

  • But if you're in the game for the long haul and are concerned about edge, figure that your blackjack and the dealer's upcard mean two aces and a

  • He insists that splitting eights against a dealer upcard of 9, 10, or ace is crazy because you are probably going to lose anyway, so why double your loss by splitting?

  • That is quite a hefty loss, but not to be expected because you a big underdog when you hold a 16 against a dealer's strong upcard of 9, 10 or ace.

  • No matter what strategy you follow, the dealer will, on average, win more hands than the player will (with only one exception -- a 17 vs. a dealer's upcard of 6).

  • Some pairs not only have totals that are weak against the upcard in question but the halves, individually, are also underdogs, so the extra bet seems to make matters worse.

  • A good example of a doubling opportunity is when you hold a total of 11, say a (6,5) against a dealer's upcard of 5.

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