Cold Deck

word type: poker slang

  1. 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.