Card Sense

word type: noun

  1. An innate ability to understand games of skill and chance that are based on a deck of playing cards.

Card Nonsense

Arrogant young poker players often make fun of Phil Hellmuth for his "lack of fundamentals" in various poker scenarios. Is Hellmuth bad at poker? Of course not! The reason he has enjoyed enormous success in no-limt poker tournaments has to do with a high level of card sense.

Another example of a gambler with an extraordinary amount of card sense is Stu Ungar, who was known for having a great facility with gin and poker.