crying call Calling when a player thinks he does not have the best hand. cut See main article: cut. cut, A distinctive card, usually stiff solid-colored plastic, held against the bottom of the deck during the deal to prevent observation of the bottom card. cutoff The seat immediately to the right of the dealer button. In home games where the player on
the button actually shuffles and deals the cards, the player in the cutoff seat cuts the deck (hence the name). dark An action taken before receiving information to which the player would normally be entitled. I'm drawing three, and I check in the dark. Compare to "blind." dead blind A blind that is not "live", in that the player posting it does not have the option to raise if other players just call. Usually involves a small blind posted by a player entering, or returning to, a game (in a position other than the big blind) that is posted in addition to a live blind equal to the big blind.