What Is An Overcard in Poker?
The term “overcard” is used in poker to refer to cards with a higher rank than any cards revealed on the board.
Poker Overcards Example:
Imagine that you are playing Texas Hold 'em and holding As Ks when the board comes Qs 5d 3c.
In this situation, your hand can be characterized as having two overcards to the board, which means although you didn’t connect to the hand, you still have a decent chance of making a hand such as top pair and possibly beating your opponent hand if he has a top pair on the flop.