Poker glossary definition of Live Card

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Live Card

A card is live for a player if he can win with it if it makes a pair.

Example (Texas Hold'em):

Player A

Player B

Whereas Player A's ace is dominated by B's ace because the king would be the higher kicker, the queen is live because pairing with the queen could still win it for A.

The other meaning of live cards is all cards not yet dealt.