Originally Posted by Rbr0001
I have a very simple question. In The Theory of Poker he mentions some terms that I don't understand: Pat Hands and Come Hands
Can someone help me to understand them?
In games where you draw cards eg draw poker, triple draw lowball etc a pat hand is a hand that does not need any cards so does not "draw" ie take cards.
In triple draw lowball, a weak pat hand on the final draw is 97542. If your opponent draws or is likely to draw you "play it pat" or "pat". However, it is NOT the nuts. It is a weak pat hand hand. Pat hands can be weak as well as strong depending upon the game and/or situation.
A come hand needs extra cards eg a four flush or four straight regardless of the game being played.
In games without a draw what would be pat hands are known as "made" hands. In games without a draw come hands are known as "draws".