What is Overcard in Poker?

An overcard is a card of a higher rank than the community cards or those in a player’s hand. Here are a couple of situations in which you might refer to overcards:

  • When you hold pocket jacks, any ace, king or queen that comes out on the board is an overcard.
  • On a flop of J♠ 7 3♠, you could have two overcards with a hand like A♣ K♣ or one overcard with a hand like K♣ T.

Want to learn the strategic value of overcards in poker? Read this guide:

3 Situations to Value Your Overcard Hands in Texas Hold’em

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