Definitions for "Starting Hand"
Keywords:  texas, hold'em, stud, dealt, downcards
The original 13 cards dealt to a player in Chinese Poker. These 13 cards are then arranged into 3 hands.
The face down cards you are dealt in a Texas Holdem Poker game. There are always 2 cards only, otherwise referred to as your hole cards, and only you see these.
The cards dealt to players at the beginning of the hand and before any betting occurs.