Hand Nicknames: Non-pairs

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What are nicknames for non-pairs?

Hand Nicknames: Non-pairs

We're still not there with the hand nicknames – we discussed nicknames for paired hands already, and now we'll move on to the unpaired poker hands:

  • AK: ‘Big slick.” Probably the hand name most commonly used, especially by players who know a little about poker but are not serious players. It's a pretty safe bet that if you hear someone say it in a casino, they're not an expert player.
  • Ten 2: Doyle Brunson. Brunson won consecutive World Series of Poker championships, winning both final hands with just a ten and a two.
  • Ten 5: Woolworth's (five and dime).
  • Ten 4: Good buddy (as in “Ten four, good buddy”) Now you know the names. Just don't be one of those people who learns a little lingo and never say “ace king” again.

   

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