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Poker WPT term

  1. Apr 13, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    So im watching the WPT right and for some reason on the stack of cards, a 7 was showing. One guy had a pair of 5's and hte second guy has an Ace and a 7. The guy was wondering if he should bet and the announcer was talken about the 7 being shown on the deck was a 'flash card' or something with 'flash' in it. What in the world does that mean and why was the 7 showing on the deck? (It was on the deck, not on the table)
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2005 #2
    We used to play a game that had one card face up on the table that was considered to be in everyone's hand. I didn't know they played games like that in tournament poker, but your description sounds like that.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2005 #3

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    The one that seems popular, Texas Hold 'Em, has -five- face-up cards that are in everybody's hand!
     
  5. Apr 13, 2005 #4

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    No no, its texas hold em but the cards the dealer had, there was a card showing for some reason and they were sayen something about a flash card. It must be under a special circumstance because that never happens. And the cards werent on the table on the flop or anything, but there was a single card showing on the dealer's deck that wasnt going to be played.

    Ugh ill just re-watch the tournament in 1 hour on the travel channel :P
     
  6. Apr 13, 2005 #5
    In Texas hold em, the five face up cards are revealed to see who has the better combination thereby winning the pot.

    I believe the flash you mentioned is actually "flush" which means a combination of five cards having the same suit
     
  7. Apr 13, 2005 #6
    The single card on the dealer's deck is the community card. The players have to match their cards with the community card and they will have the option to pass or play with their combination.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2005 #7

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    no no no nojsdkfajdlf;a it was 'flash'.

    The flop wasnt down at all. One guy had 2 5's, one had an A, 7. Nothing was down and hes deciding if he shoudl call or not and there was a 7 showing on the DECK , NOT the table, and the announcers were saying something about its not a good idea to call because theres a 7 as the flash card which means theres 1 less 7 in the deck that he can catch to make a pair better then the other guys 5 pair.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2005 #8

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    Think your talken about the wrong game. This is NL texas hold em. Someone watch it in 1 hour and see what im talken about :P
     
  10. Apr 13, 2005 #9

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    Maybe the dealer accidentally "flashed" a card, so they revealed it to all to be fair?

    Or maybe they just used SFX to show it to the viewers at home for some reason?
     
  11. Apr 13, 2005 #10

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    See im thinking that may be it because the announcers said that card wasnt 'live' which means its not going to be a card possible to draw. So if it was accidently shown, itd be natural that u show it to everyone and it wouldnt be a drawable card for the rest of the hand.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2005 #11
    I was thinking that too maybe, but in those situations isn't it customary to deal the hand over? Or maybe the players have an option.
     
  13. Apr 14, 2005 #12

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    I dunno. Probably one of those things where every table is different or it depends on the casino. But yah, i just watched the replay and a 'flashed card' is a card that was accidently exposed so its taken back and put up as the 'burn card'.... now i gotta go look up what a burnt card is :P

    Ok found out what a burnt card is.... screw poker, im gonna go watch blackjack :P
     
  14. Apr 14, 2005 #13

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    FLASH CARD - A CARD THAT IS INADVERTANTLY SHOWN TO ONE OR MORE PERSONS AND TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME MUST BE SHOWN TO ALL PERSONS. ALSO KNOWN AS A KILLED CARD OR DEAD CARD.

    Sorry for the caps, but there is so much wrong information in this thread I had to make the right explanation stand out.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2005 #14

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    Burn Card - The card on the top of the deck that is discarded before dealing to limit the effects of marked or creased cards. In effect it stops Joe Blow from putting a pen to the ace of spades and knowing when it is going to be played and to whom it wil be dealt (in a stud game).
     
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