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Kansas City low
Deuce-to-seven lowball.

keep (a bettor) honest
To call a final bet while not expecting to win, for the primary purpose of discouraging future bluffs.

  1. A card not directly involved in evaluating a hand, but that may be used for breaking ties. See kicker. Also "side card".
  2. A non-paired card kept before the draw in draw poker in hope of pairing it.

kill, kill pot
An occasional hand played at double the usual stakes at an agreed-upon time; often when a player wins two hands in a row, or when a player scoops in a split-pot game. The "lucky" player is often required to post an extra blind for double the usual blind amount. See also "half-kill".

A non-standard poker hand[?] of various description. Also "pelter".

A pool of money built by collecting small amounts from certain pots, often used to buy refreshments, cards, and so on. The home-game equivalent of a rake.

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