Play Table

In Hold’em, you are said to play the table when you go to slaughter with hole cards that do not improve a hand consisting of community cards of the table. For example, if you have 2-2 on a board as 4-4-9-9-A (no possible flush draw), then you must “play the board”: the best possible hand does not contain any of your cards. Note that if you play the board, in the best case, you will share the pot with all remaining players.