word type: adjective

  1. The last card of a certain rank remaining in the deck. For example, if a player held 8-7 and the board read K-Q-8-8, in order to make four of a kind, he or she would need to hit the "case" eight in the deck.

Popular Uses

Now it's going to make it even uglier when the six comes on the river. -Scott Montgomery at the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Math Time!

If you need to hit a case card to win a hand, you only have one out. Thus, after the flop, you will have a 4.5% chance to win and after the turn, you will have a 2.3% chance to win.

2008 World Series of Poker

Remember the quote above? If only Scott Montgomery would have channeled Nostradamus before putting his all of his chips at risk. This is painful to watch, unless you are Peter Eastgate. It doesn't help that Dennis Phillips keeps reminding Montgomery of how far ahead he is throughout the hand.