What is a Door Card in Poker?

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Last Updated: January 30, 2024

Door Card

The door card is the player’s first face-up card in stud poker games. The door card is the third card dealt to a player, after the two initial face-down cards. 

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The door card can have a big impact on your strategy, as it can potentially provide insight into your opponent’s hand. For instance, if a player pairs their door card, they can often make a three-of-a-kind hand. 

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