An upcard is a playing card that is dealt face up. A number of card games incorporate upcards:

  • In stud poker, a card dealt face up to a player that other players can see;
  • In blackjack, the card the dealer deals to themselves for all the players to see;
  • In the rummy family, the card on top of the stock pile which is turned face up.

Depending on the rules, a card that is accidentally dealt face up or otherwise revealed may become an upcard, or may be discarded, or may invalidate the entire hand.

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