Cold deck initially referred to a fixed deck that is deceptively swapped with a legitimate deck to give a player an unfair advantage (an intricate form of cheating). Such a prepared deck would be introduced into the game and thus the cards would be cold to the touch when compared to the cards already in play, hence the term “cold deck.”
Cold deck is also used to refer to a hand with multiple strong hands. For example, pocket aces vs pocket kings could be referred to as a cold deck.
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