word type: poker slang
- A situation in poker that forces two strong hands to compete against each other.
Cool Getting Colder
Related to the term "stacked deck," which refers to a deck of cards that was actually rigged for the purpose of cheating, "cold deck" represents the same thing as a cooler, a situation in which the random output of the deck forces players into a standard or automatic clash of strong hands.
If You Have KK on an AK4 Board....
...and your opponent has aces, that's a cold deck.