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Word Description
Dead Card A card that is not legally playable

Dead Money (1) Money contributed to a pot by a player no longer in the pot. (2) A player in a tournament who has no realistic chance of winning.

Dealer The man or woman who handles the cards, gives out the pots, and monitors the game.

Dealers Button A flat disk that indicates the player who would be in the dealing position for that hand (if there were not a house dealer). Normally just called "the button".

Deuces A pair of Twos

Disconnect Protection A tool to protect players in the event that their internet connection is lost while involved in a pot. Usage: Also known as "All-in protection".

Dominated Hand A hand that will almost always lose to a better hand that people usually play. For instance, K3 is "dominated" by KQ. With the exception of strange flops (e.g., 3-3-X, K-3-X), it will lose to KQ a lot.

Donkey Stupid, weak player of stupid move. Usage: Like in sentence "Let's go to this poker room. it is full of donkeys"

Double Up Going all in on a hand during a no-limit game and winning, which essentially doubles your bankroll. Even with a short stack, a player who doubles up 2 or 3 times in a row can get right back into contention in most poker tournaments.

Draw To play a hand that is not yet good, but has outs to improve. Example: "I'm not there yet -- I'm drawing." Also used as a noun. Example: "I have to call because I have a good draw."

Draw Dead Trying to make a hand that, even if made, will not win the pot. If you're drawing to make a flush, and your opponent already has a full house, you are "drawing dead." Of course, this is a bad condition to be in.

Ducks A pair of Twos