Glossary

Turn

Definition

In poker variants with community cards such as Texas Hold'em or Omaha, the fourth community card is called the turn or 4th street.

Flop
Turn
River




In Seven Card Stud, a player's fourth card is also called turn or 4th street.

Rating the turn card in Texas Hold'em and Omaha

A turn card is called a blank if it is very unlikely that it helps any player. If a card is neither of high value nor completes a possible draw nor connects with the flop, it is a blank.
A turn card is being called a scare card, if there is a good chance that it helps a player. A scare card, for example, would be a third community card of a suit which enables a flush, or an ace after a harmless flop. Scare cards get their name because they have an intimidating effect. They can be used much more easily for a bluff than a blank, because it's more believable that these cards have helped someone.


Related topics:

Flop, River, Board, Community cards, Texas, Hold'em, Omaha, Draw, Preflop, Postflop