cards speak See main article: cards speak. case card The last available card of a certain description (typically a rank). The only way I can win is to catch the case king., meaning the only king remaining in the deck. cash game A game where each hand is played for real money as opposed to tournament play. See main article: ring game.
cash plays An announcement, usually by a dealer, that a player requested to buy chips and can bet the cash he has on the table in lieu of chips until he receives his chips. In many card rooms, it also refers to the policy that $100 bills may remain on the table and considered to be "in play" in cash form, rather than converted to chips. cashing Winning a share of the prize money in a tournament. cashing out Exchanging chips for cash when leaving a game. Removing money from an on line online hold'em poker site. catch To receive needed cards on a draw. I'm down 300--I can't catch anything today. or Joe caught his flush early, but I caught the boat on seventh street to beat him. Often used with an adjective to further specify, for example "catch perfect", "catch inside", "catch smooth". catch up To successfully complete a draw, thus defeating a player who previously had a better hand. I was sure I had Alice beat, but she caught up when that spade fell. catch perfect To catch the only two possible cards that will complete a hand and win the pot, usually those leading to a straight flush. Usually used in Texas hold 'em. Compare with "runner-runner". center pot