Definitions

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

Etymologies

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up +‎ card

Examples

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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).

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  • 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).

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  • 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

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

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  • 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?

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

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  • 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.

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