In Texas Hold 'em tournament play, can a player show "one" card before the showdown?
E.G., showing one ace, respresenting that you may have the other ace. All this pre-showdown. When is it legal to show one card to scare off callers or raisers.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
you "could" show your cards anytime, but it's stupid to show your cards. If you have a pair of A's or a pair of anything, you don't want other people to know. You want people to stay in the hand to get more $$$ out of um.
- 1 decade ago
You can NOT show a card during the hand, it is considered a penalty in tournament play. After the hand is completed you can show a card.
Of course you can always show the card if you want to risk a penalty (time away from the table while you're folded)