combo, combination game A casino table at which multiple forms of poker are played in rotation. come bet, on the come A bet or raise made with a drawing hand, building the pot in anticipation of filling the draw. Usually a weak "gambler's" play, but occasionally correct with a very good draw and large pot or as a semi-bluff. community card See main article: community card poker. complete hand See made hand. completion To raise a small bet up to the amount of what would be a normal-sized bet. For example, in a $2/$4 stud game with $1 bring-in, a player after the bring-in may raise it to $2, completing what would otherwise be a sub-minimum bet up to the normal minimum. Also in limit games, if one player raises all in for less than the normally required minimum, a later player might complete the raise to the normal minimum (depending on house rules). See table stakes.
connectors Two or more cards of consecutive or close to consecutive rank. continuation bet A bet made after the flop by the player who took the lead in betting before the flop (Texas hold 'em and Omaha hold 'em). Compare to "probe bet". cooler A situation in which a player holds a second best hand so powerful considering the circumstances that they are destined to lose the maximum with it no matter how they play it. Examples of this would be K-K running into A-A pre-flop, a king-high flush losing to an ace-high flush on an unpaired board with only three of the suit present, or a nut full house losing to quads when both players have pocket pairs.