400+ Hole Card Hand Names

(Sorted by Card Rank)

by Rich McComas (updated Dec 5, 2004)


Below is a listing by hand value.  To view the listing alphabetically, click here.


Please send me an email at rich@holdemsecrets if you know any more about the story behind any of these hands:


A* - Bullet(s) (looks like a bullet, possibly a reference to the Dead Man's Hand, two pair of aces and eights, suggesting that Wild Bill drew a third bullet in the back, which filled his hand in death)

A* - MasterCard (the best card of its suit)

A* - Rocket(s) (looks like rockets)

A* - Seed(s) (???)

A* - As-Nas (the persian game from which some think poker is derived, which is probably a french mis-spelling for Az-Nas, "my beloved Ace")

A* - Bull(s) (???)

A* - Eye(s) (probably from snake eyes in dice)

A* - Sharp Toy(s) (or sharp tops, sharp on top, see also A4)

A* - Spike (spiked on top)

A* - Spot (all numbered cards are spots, 5-spots, etc, and an ace is a one-spot, or just spot)

A* - Tee Pee(s) (looks like tee pees)

Ac - Puppyfoot (looks like one)

Ad - Pigs Eye (???)

A-A - Pocket Rockets (looks like rockets)

A-A - Alan Alda (an alliteration, star of Mash)

A-A - Eyes of Texas (from the Elvis Presley song, probably an elaboration on dice)

A-A - Needles (looks like needles)

A-A - Rat's Eyes (an elaboration from dice?)

A-A - Snake Eyes (from dice)

A-A - Sticks (looks like sticks)

A-A - Albert Anastasia (first mob boss killed gangland style in 1957, as per clevelandrounder on RGP)

A-A - Rocky Mountains (looks like mountains, from Mat Rampson)

ArAr - American Airlines (if both red, because the logo is red)

ArAr - Visine (if both red, two red eyes, it gets the red out, from Gary Phillips on RGP)

AsAc - Joe Louis (two black eyes, what you will get in the ring if you fight Joe Louis, from Gary Phillips on RGP)

AsAc - Banditerna (swedish for "the Bandits")

A-K - Big Slick (???, if same suit = Big Slick in a Suit)

A-K - Santa Barbara (due to a big oil spill off Santa Barbara)

A-K - Walking Back to Houston (gamblers who played this hand too strongly were often left with no getaway money)

AdKd - Mike Haven (Mike played two pre-flops all-in in a row with these cards to win the final table, coming from behind.)

AdKd - Barry Greenstein (from 5th annual JBWPO in Tunica MS, as per Hooter Huon)

AsKs - Exxon Valdez (if both spades, The Valdez created a big black oil slick in Alaska, as per Peder Jakobsen on RGP)

A-Q - Big Chick (imitating Big Slick)

A-Q - Anthony & Cleopatra (A & Queen)

A-Q - Big Trick (vulgar, reference to big slick, as per coninthian420 in RGP in 2004)

A-Q - Mrs Buttersworth (???)

A-Q - Not According to Doyle (because he never plays this hand, see also T2. Doyle was the first player to win $1 million in tour)

A-J - Ajax (Ace Jacks)

A-J - Arctic Highway (???)

A-J - Foamy Cleanser (ajax)

A-J - Jack Ass (jack ace)

A-Jo - Ace Jackoff (if offsuit, from Bachelor Hand, sounds like a starship pilot, as per Paramecium on RGP)

AbJb - Black Jack (if both black, from 21)

A-T - Bookends (both ends of a top straight)

A-T - Johnny Moss (???, Poker hall of fame, won the WSOP in 70, 71 and 74)

A-9 - Rounders Hand (from the movie)

A-9 - Driving the Truck (from the movie, Rounders, as per Jay DeucesUp on RGP)

A-9o - Chris Ferguson (Chris has been said to look like Jesus and used an A9 twice to win the 2000 WSOP)

A-9o - Jesus (see Chris Ferguson)

Ac9c - McDerment (if both clubs, Matt Damon lost all his money with this in the movie Rounders, as per clevelandrounder on RGP)

A-8 - Dead Man's Hand (Wild Bill Hickok was holding aces and eights when he was shot in the back by Jack McCall in the M)

A-7 - Red Barron (Sven, the Flying Ace)

A-6 - Mile High (the Flying Ace and sex, or Airplane and Sex)

A-5 - High Five (Ace "high five")

A-4 - Amen (pronounced Ah-men, the traditional 'amen' cadence in church music is IV to I)

A-4 - Sharp Tops (these two cards both have sharp tops)

A-4 - Filipino Aces (derogatory misreading of two sharp tops)

A-4 - Transvestite (because you anticipated a second Ace, but were quite disappointed when you looked closely)

A-4o - Crashing Airlines (because peeking at the corners, sometimes people mistake a 4 for an A, as per The Beet Man on RGP)

A-3 - Baskin Robbins (31 Flavors)

A-3 - Ashtray (imitates Ace-trey)

A-2 - Acey-Duecy (from the game, as per b_add9 on RGP)

A-2 - Hunting Season (A Bullet and a Duck)

A-2 - Shocker (possibly from the band AC/DC which sounds like AceDuece, and their album, Shocker)

A-2 - Arizona (AZ, Z looks like a 2)

A-2 - Big Balls (if you raise with it, song by AC/DC which sounds like AceDuece, as per Bill Henderson)

A-2 - Highway to Hell (if you call with it, song by AC/DC which sounds like AceDuece, as per Bill Henderson)

A-2 - Problem Child (if you make a pair of aces, song by AC/DC which sounds like AceDuece, as per Bill Henderson)

A-2 - The Candlestick (???, as per Supe and friends on RGP)

Ab2r - Shocker (sexual reference, two fingers in the front and a pinky in the back is called a shocker)

Ab2b - Back in Black (if both black, song by AC/DC which sounds like AceDuece, as per Bill Henderson)


K* - Cowboy(s) (starts with K sound)

K* - Man (because a king is a man)

K* - Ace Magnet(s) (because they draw out aces to beat you)

K* - Gorilla(s) (from King Kong)

K* - K-Boy(s) (Starts with K)

K* - King Kong (King K*ng)

K* - Monarch(s) (kings)

K* - Sergeant(s) (from K company)

K* - Eds (???)

Kc - Alexander (from Alexander the Great, one of the"four original kings" put on cards in fourteenth-century Europe)

Kd - One-eyed King (the king of diamonds is the only one with a side view of his face)

Kd - Jack Nicholson (mad man with an ax, aka "Heeere's Johnny")

Kd - Julius Caesar (one of the"four original kings" put on cards in fourteenth-century Europe)

Kd - Man with the Axe (the king of diamonds is the only one holding an axe)

Kh - Charlemagne or Charles (from King Charles VII of France, one of the"four original kings" put on cards in fourteenth-century)

Kh - King without a Mustache (the king of hearts is the only one with a mustache)

Kh - Suicide King (the king of hearts has a sword at his head)

Ks - David (from the Biblical King, one of the"four original kings" put on cards in fourteenth-century Europe)

K-K - Cold Turkey (term borrowed from five card stud, a pair of kings, back to back, on the first two cards)

K-K - Cowboy Wolford (from Byron "Cowboy" Wolford, not sure of reason)

K-K - Gorillas in the Mist (from the movie starring Seguorny Weaver)

K-K - Kangaroos (kangaroos are used on childrens alphabet cards to illustrate a K)

K-K - Kinkerbells (courtesy of Vince Van Patton on Celebrity Poker)

K-Q - Divorce (if it loses, and Marriage if it wins)

K-Q - Ferdinand and Isabella (Spanish King & Queen)

K-Q - Lucy & Ricky (king and queen of TV)

K-Q - Royal Couple (king and queen)

K-Q - Parents (they are parents of the prince, as per Mat Rampson)

K-Qo - Mixed Marriage (if off-suit, comes from the game of pinochle)

K-Qo - Othello (as per Mat Rampson)

K-Qs - Marriage (if suited, comes from the game of pinochle)

K-J - Kojak (mimics KJack)

K-J - Bachelor's Hand (if offsuit "Jack-King-Off")

K-J - Harry Potter (written by JK Rowling)

K-J - King John (KJ)

K-J - Tucson Monster (???)

K-J - King Jackoff (if offsuit, a reference to the Bachelor Hand, as per cpowers38 from RGP)

K-J - People Who Need People (Barbara Streisand Song, the luckiest hand in the world when it pays off)

K-T - Big Al (???, named after Big Al Emerson)

K-T - Katie or Katy (imitative)

K-T - Woodcutter (offsuit, possibly from the Legend of King Edward and the Woodcutter???)

K-9 - Pair of Dogs (from canine)

K-9 - Canine (sounds like k9)

K-9 - Dirty Dog (if both are black)

K-9 - Mongrel (from canine)

K-9 - Pedigree (from canine)

K-9 - Bird Dog (A dog that hunts birds, if you play it you join the rail birds)

K-9 - Bust-All (Named after Joe Abrahan from Los Angeles, as per Hooter Huon)

K-9 - Dog Pound (see canine)

K-9 - Dope Dog (In Mississippi Casinos, as per Hooter Huon)

K-9 - Fido, What a Dog (a derivative of canine)

K-9 - The Mutt (see canine)

K-9 - Turner & Hooch (from the movie, see canine, as per Supe and friends from RGP)

K-9o - Sawmill (if you play K9 off-suit too much you'll end up working)

Ks9s - Bob Barker (game show host, last name barker as in canine, Barker believes in spading dogs, as per Dealer Buttons on RGP)

K-8 - The Feast (the King Ate)

K-8 - Kokomo (imitative)

K-8 - Dr Spoon (The Dentist's Favorite Hand, as per Hooter Huon)

K-8 - Gorilla Biscuits (old school hardcore band) (Old school hardcore band, as per Mat Rampson)

K-8 - Monica Lewinsky (she ate the king)

K-8 - My Girlfriend Kate (sounds like kate, as per Mat Rampson)

K-7 - Columbia River (there's no place like the Columbia River to grab the King Salmon when they run)

K-7 - King Salmon (in the northwest, the say "seven" like "saban," see King Crab)

K-7 - Kevin (Kseven sounds like Kevin, as per Supe and friends from RGP)

K-6 - The Concubine (the with whom the King has sex)

K-5o - Rotten Cowboy (because peeking at the corners, sometimes people mistake a 5 for a K, as per The Beet Man on RGP)

K-4 - F**king the Queen (what is a king for?, as per Skins on RGP)

K-4 - Fork (FourK, if offsuit = Fork Off, if spades = Spork)

K-3 - King Crab (3 looks like crab)

K-3 - Alaska Hand (from Alaskan King Crag)

K-3 - Sizzler (the home of all-you-can-eat King Crab)

K-3 - Commander Crab (a derivative of King Crab)

K-2 - White Men Can't Jump (from the movie, they play the king and the duck at the end of the film, as per Supe and friends )

K-2o - Big Fritz (???, offsuit)


Q* - Lady(ies) (if they win, but if they lose they are whores)

Q* - Broad(s) (if they lose)

Q* - Girls (a euphemism for whores, only if they lose, coined by Swen Larsen)

Q* - Madam (if it wins, with respect, referring to a senior hostess in a poker house, or if it loses, referring to the proprietor of a house of ill-repute)

Q* - Whores (only if they lose, but if they win, they are ladies)

Q* - Bitch(es) (from the poker game, Follow the Bitch, where the card after a queen is wild)

Q* - Dame(s) (if they lose)

Q* - Dyke(s) (vulgar, if they lose)

Q* - Hen(s) (female chickens)

Q* - Hooker(s) (if they lose, but if they win, they are ladies)

Q* - Joy Girl(s) (if they lose, a reference to prostitutes)

Q* - Mop Squeezer(s) (politically incorrect, women in the kitchen)

Q* - Puta (vulgar, spanish whore, only if she loses)

Q* - Stenographer(s) (traditionally a women's job, came from 1930's term for Queens, typewriter)

Q* - Typewriter (see stenographer)

Q* - Witch(es) (if she loses, Lady if she wins)

Q* - Girls with Curls (???)

Qc - Argine (one of the"four original queens" put on cards in fourteenth-century France, may represent Juno, the)

Qd - Rachel (the biblical Rachel, one of the"four original queens" put on cards in fourteenth-century France)

Qh - Helen of Troy (one of the"four original queens" put on cards in fourteenth-century France)

Qh - Judith (from the Bible, one of the"four original queens" put on cards in fourteenth-century France)

Qs - Black Maria (a variant of the game of Hearts, where the Queen of Space is 13 points, but King and Ace are also p)

Qs - Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary who was buried in Deadwood next to Wild Bill Hickok)

Qs - Maria (aka Black Maria, a variant of the game of Hearts, where the Queen of Space is 13 points, but King a)

Qs - Molly Hogan (???)

Qs - Pallas Athena (one of the"four original queens" put on cards in fourteenth-century France)

Qs - Slippery Anne (a variant of the game of Hearts, where the Queen of Space is 13 points, but King and Ace are also p)

Q-Q - Siegfried and Roy (two queens)

Q-Q - Canadian Rockets (???, or Canadian Aces, because they revere the Queen of England)

Q-Q - Four tits (vulgar)

Q-Q - Pair of Wire Cutters (dikes)

Q-Q - San Francisco Wedding (gay reference)

Q-Q - Two Chicks at the Same Time (sexual reference)

Q-Q - Jailhouse Rock (homosexuality in prison)

Q-Q - Hilton Sisters (jetset party girls Paris & Nicki Hilton)

Q-J - Maverick (from Maverick TV show theme song, "Livin' on jacks and queens. Maverick is a legend of the west.")

Q-J - Fred & Ethel (if Lucy and Ricky are KQ)

Q-J - Oedipus Rex (incestuous mother and son)

QsJd - Pinochle (the big hand in pinochle)

Q-T - Goolsby (???, named for Everett Goolsby, well known Texas gambler. Crony of Doyle Brunson,Cowboy Wolford, Bennie )

Q-T - Greyhound (if you play it you ought to catch the next greyhound out of town)

Q-T - Quint (imitative)

Q-T - Robert Varkonyi (in the 2002 WSOP, Varkonyi knocked out Phil Hellmuth? and eventually won the final event with thi)

Q-T - Grattitude (ten-q, thankyou, as per Will Johnson on RGP)

QsTs - Chipwich (???, if both spades)

Q-9 - Quinine (imitative, from lowball)

Q-8 - Face Sitter (vulgar, the queen ate)

Q-8 - Kuwait (sounds like Kuwait, as per Mat Rampson)

Q-7 - Computer Hand (there is a story of an early computer simulation in which Q7 was a break-even hand)

Q-6o - Peanut Butter & Jelly (???, offsuit)

Q-5 - GrannyMae (if both spades, an old-time player, Granny=Queen, Mae=5th Month, some say Q5 spades was her favorit)

Q-4 - B-Diddy (???, the rap artist)

Q-3 - Gay Waiter (queen with a tray)

Q-3 - Posh Gay Waiter (queen with a tray, only if 3 is spades)

Q-3 - San Francisco Bus Boy (queen with a tray)

Q-3 - Bitch with Crabs (queen, with a three that looks like a crab, as per felixgufin from RGP)

Q-2 - Windsor Waiter (queen with a tray)

Q-2 - Aunt Jemima (see Mrs Buttersworth)

Q-2o - The Vesty (coined by Chris Wiley from RGP in honor of a friend they know that wins with it)


J* - Boy(s) (the male children in the kingdom)

J* - Hook(s) (vulgar, jack's in the hole)

J* - Jackal(s) (starts with J)

J* - Jackson(s) (starts with J)

J* - Jacksonville (starts with J)

J* - Jacksonville Florida (starts with J)

J* - Jake(s) (starts with J)

J* - J-bird(s) or Jaybird(s) (starts with J)

J* - J-boy(s) or Jayboy(s) (starts with J)

J* - John(s) (starts with J)

J* - Johnny(ies) (imitative)

J* - Knave(s) (subject to the king)

J* - Valet(s) (French)

Jc - Lancelot (Sir Lancelot from the knight of King Arthur's Round Table, one of the original Jacks on cards in 14)

Jd - Hector (the hero of Troy, one of the original Jacks on cards in 14th century France)

Jd - Roland (Charlemagne's nephew, one of the original Jacks on cards in 14th century Europe)

Jh - La Hire (The Hero" of France, Etienne de Vignoles, a knight under Charles VII of France, one of the origina)

Js - Hogier (Hogier La Danois, one of Charlemagne's lieutenants, one of the original Jacks on cards in 14th cent)

Js - Ogier (Ogier the Dane, a ficticious hero built on Hogier that went to Avalon and returned after 200 years )

Js - Eunuch (spaded, or castrated Jack)

J-J - Two Jakes (the movie sequel to "Chinatown" staring  Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel)

J-J - Dyne-O-Mite (JJ from TV's "Good Times")

J-J - Fishhooks (they look like them, and because fish get beat with overpairs)

J-J - Jack Jackson (an alliteration)

J-J - Jackson Hole (city in Wyoming, Jacks in the hole)

J-J - Railbound (If you play this heavy, you are bound for the rail)

J-J - Wyoming Twins (from Jackson Hole, WY, coined by Al Morris))

J-J - SHIP (Shittiest Hand In Poker, because you always raise pre-flop and still get beat)

JsJh - One-eyed Jacks (if the jack of spades and the jack of hearts, both side views)

J-T - Morgan (JT Morgan, the financier)

J-9 - Braggars (jacks and nines are wild in the game of Bragg)

J-9 - Jeanine (imitative)

J-9 - Virgin Princess (nein to Jack)

J-9 - Emergency (9-11, as per clevelandrounder on RGP)

J-9 - Lobster Trap (???)

J-8 - Jeffery Dalmer (he ate Jack, serial killer who ate his victims)

J-7 - Dice (7-11, winning dice at craps, as per clevelandrounder on RGP)

J-6 - Railroad Hand (say it rhythmically, jacks and sixes, jacks and sixes)

J-6 - Jeff Talley (???)

J-6 - Jack Sikma  (from the Seattle Sonics)

J-5 - Motown (record label for Jackson Five)

J-5 - Jackson Five (Michael Jackson's childhood group)

J-5 - The Meat (vulgar, probably about jacking off with five fingers)

J-4 - Flat Tire (what's a jack for?)

J-4 - Done Hand (when you play it, you're usually done)

J-4 - Austin Squatty (named after John "Austin Squatty" Jenkins due to his penchant for raising and reraising with this hand)

J-4 - Full Employment (because "If you play J4, you'll always have a day job.")

J-4 - Jermaine (it is the Jackson Five, minus one, as per Robbie C on RGP)

J-4 - Kid Grenade (after a poker dealer who when he played was "liable to go off at any moment")

J-3 - Bird Table (jay tray, as per Edward Bird on RGP)

J-3 - Fortran (The J-3 committee is responsble for developing Fortran, as per Bill Henderson on RGP)

J-3 - Jennifer Lopez (aka J-Lo, 3 is low, as per Richard Serton on RGP)

J-3 - San Francisco Waitress (Lesbian, as per Hooter Huon)

J-2 - Bennifer (J-Lo-2, nickname for Ben Aflec once connect to Jennifer Lopez, probably some hand he played on Cele)

J-2 - The Jew (Jtwo sounds like Jew, as per Supe and friends on RGP)


T* - Dime(s) (ten cents)

Tr - Big Casino (either of the red tens)

Td - Big Casino (from the game, Casino, see Little Casino)

T-T - Tension (imitative)

T-T - Twenty Miles (thirty miles if you flop a set)

T-T - Thirty Days (???, 30 days said the judge)

T-9 - Count Down (ten nine )

T-8 - Tetris (imitative)

T-8 - Golden Dan (???)

T-8 - Tenaciously (the only hand that tells you how to play itself)

T-7 - Bowling Hand (the difficult ten-seven split)

T-7 - Split (a bowling reference, a ten-seven split)

T-6 - Driver's License (because you get your driver's license at 16, as per Chris Wiley on RGP)

T-6 - Ringwold (Molly Ringwold, the star of the movie, Sweet Sixteen, as per Bill Henderson on RGP)

T-6 - Stoudemire (Amare Stoudemire is 6' 10", as per M Lindon on RGP)

T-6 - Sweet Sixteen (six and ten, as per M Lindon on RGP)

T-5 - Woolworth (the Five and Dime store chain)

T-5 - Nickels and Dimes ()

T-5 - Barbara Hutton (the Woolworth dimestore heiress, 5 & dime)

T-5 - Dimestore (from 5 & dime)

T-4 - Broderick Crawford or Brokerick (from 50s "Highway Patrol," who said "10-4" into radio)

T-4 - CB Hand (ten-four is CB radio language for OK)

T-4 - Over and Out (two-way radio language for end of conversation, ten-four is radio language for OK)

T-4 - Roger That (two-way radio language for OK, ten-four is also radio language for OK)

T-4 - The Good Buddy (old trucker radio language, ten-four is CB language for OK)

T-4 - Adam 12 (from the TV Police Show, ten-four)

T-4 - The Trucker (from CB radio, as per Supe and friends on RGP)

T-4 - We got us a Convoy (from the old trucker song, Ten-Four good buddy)

T-3 - Weinberg (???, possibly referring to Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate in Physics)

T-2 - Doyle Brunson (he won 2 back to back WSOPs with this hand)

T-2 - Texas Dolly (Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson twice won the WSOP in 1975 and 1976 turning these hole cards into full )

T-2 - Terminator II (T2 is abbreviation for Terminator II)


9* - Neener(s) (imitative)

9* - Nina Ross (neener for nine)

9* - Nina(s) (imitative)

9* - Pot hook(s) (looks like them)

9d - Scourge of Scotland (aka Curse of Scotland - because every ninth Scottish king was a tyrant and diamonds were a symbol o)

9-9 - German Virgin (nein, nein!)

9-9 - Gretzky (hockey player's uniform)

9-9 - Barbara Feldon (played Agent 99 on Get Smart)

9-9 - Phil Helmuth (he won the 1989 WSOP with this hand)

9-9 - Popeye's (???)

9-9 - Prince (from his song, gonna party like it's 1999, as per Chris Wiley)

9-8 - Oldsmobile (the Olds 98 car)

9-7 - Grapefruit (Grapefruit, 79 cents a pound)

9-7 - Monkey See Monkey Do (???)

9-6 - Big Lick (69, sexual reference to Big Slick)

9-6 - Breakfast of Champions (69, sexual reference)

9-6 - Dinner for Two (69, sexual reference)

9-6 - Joe Bernstein (???, a gambler from the 30s, a sharp road gambler. Joe was known as a dapper dresser at the poker t)

9-6 - Soixante Neuf (pronounced swa-za-noof, which is 69 in French)

9-6 - The Good Lover (69, sexual reference)

9-6 - Gutter Slut (vulgar, as per Supe and friends on RGP)

9-6 - Happy Meal (69, sexual reference)

9-6 - Overtime (one more hour than working 9-5, as per Chris Wiley)

9-6 - Percy (offsuit, 69 sexual reference)

9-6s - Prom Night (if suited because the wear a tux on prom night, 69 sexual reference)

9-5 - Office Hours (because these are typical office hours, coined by George Coffin)

9-5 - Dolly Parton (from the movie 9 to 5)

9-5 - Hard Working Man (works 9 to 5)

9-5 - Betty Hutton (from a version of stud with nines & fives wild)

9-4 - Joe Montana Banana (49ers quarterback, borrowed from 92 Montana Banana, when he was benched the joke was 49 unsuited)

9-4 - San Francisco (49ers, the football team)

9-3 - Jack Benny (always 39 years old)

9-3 - Buns Madrick (???)

9-2 - Twiggy (from the 70's model's top measurement of 29)

9-2o - Montana Banana (either the proposition # that legalized poker in Montana or because bananas will grow in Montana be)


8* - Ocho (Spanish for eight)

8* - Frog Eyes (looks like them)

8* - Hogs or Hognuts (looks like them)

8-8 - Snowmen (looks like two snowmen)

8-8 - Little Oldsmobile (big was olds 98, smaller car called olds 88)

8-8 - Mighty Wurlitzer (the number of keys on the organ)

8-8 - Dog Balls or Dawg Bawls (looks like them)

8-8 - Racetrack (goes round and round like a race track)

8-8 - Two Fat Ladies (looks like two fat ladies)

8-8 - Catnuts (because they look like them)

8-8 - Infinity and Beyond (from toy story, 8 on side is infinity)

8-7 - RPM (78 records)

8-7 - Tahoe (from the seven/8 variation of holdem)

8-6 - Eubie (If you play these, you be broke)

8-6 - Maxwell Smart (from TV show Get Smart, agent 86, see also 99)

8-6 - Henry Bowen (a Texas gambler, ???)

8-6 - Pacheco Nuts (???, offsuit)

8-5 - Finky Dink (if you play this hand, you will lose your money, and want to exclaim F*** a Duck, but then change i)

8-5 - Nacogdoches Gumbo (???)

8-5 - Cornerstone (if clubs then Cornerstone Crusher, ???, as per Xmas and friends on RGP)

8-5 - The Scag (named after Paramecian from RGP, because it seems to flop straights or boats)

8-4 - Big Brother (from George Orwell's book titled "1984")

8-4 - George Orwell (author of the book titled "1984")

8-3 - Raquel Welch (38=TopHeavy, if unsuited=Raquel Welch in Playboy Magazine)

8-3 - Sven (???)

8-3 - 38 Special (38 special, a type of gun, as per Mat Rampson)

8-3 - Most Feared Hand in Holdem (???)

8-3o - Suzanna Banana (if offsuit, ???)

8-2 - Fat lady and a duck (8s are fat ladies, and 2s are ducks)

8-2 - Sixty Nine (I ate too)


7* - Corn Cutter(s) (because they look like corn stalk cutting tools)

7* - Salmon (imitative of seven, a hand for fish)

7* - Savanna (imitative of seven)

7* - Heaven (a rhyme, from rgposter's little brother on RGP)

7* - Honeysticks (???)

7* - Meathook(s) (because they look like them, from an RGPers old college professor)

7* - Sheep Posts (they look like a seven, as per clevelandrounder on RGP)

7* - Walking Stick(s) (looks like walking sticks, as per Mat Rampson)

7-9 - Yugo (Named after a gentleman at Sycuan Casino, as per Hooter Huon)

7-7 - Buggy Tops (looks like it)

7-7 - Hockey Sticks (looks like them)

7-7 - Mullets (because of the hair style, flat in front, long in back)

7-7 - Saturn (Saturn VII Rocket)

7-7 - Sunset Strip (from "77 Sunset Strip," a TV series that aired from '58-'64 starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr.)

7-6 - Union Oil (Union 76 gas stations)

7-6 - Trombones (from the song "76 Trombones", from the movie "Music Man")

7-6 - America (1776, the birth of the nation, as per Chris Wiley)

7-5 - Heinz 57 Sauce (Heinz invented 57 different sauces)

7-5 - Pickle Man (refers to Heinz of 57 sauces fame)

7-5 - KillingFields (Communist regime in Cambodia started in 1975, as per Hooter Huon)

7-5o - Filipino Slick (???, offsuit)

7-4 - Barn Owl (???)

7-4o - Cambodian Slick (???, offsuit)

7-3 - Dutch Waiter (Sven with a Tray)

7-3 - Swedish Busboy (Sven with a Tray, see also San Francisco Busboy and Dutch Waiter)

7-3o - Rusty Trombone (???, as per The Beet Man on RGP)

7-2 - Beer Hand (If you win with this, you have to buy everyone a round)

7-2 - The Terminator (???, 27)

7-2 - The Whip (the Worst Hand In Poker, as per Supe and friends on RGP)

7-2 - A Little Slice of Heaven (sarcasm, see WHIP, as per Supe and friends on RGP)

7-2 - Par (I made par, a golf term)

7-2 - The Fridge (After football player "The Refrigerator" William Perry)

7-2o - Death (because you are dead if all-in with this hand, and because average age of death is 72, as per Chris Wiley)

7-2o - The Big Man Hand (because it takes a big man to play it, as per friends of McD on RGP)


6* - Boot(s) (looks like a boot)

6* - Sax (imitative)

6* - Sex (imitative)

6* - Sickening (imitative, and embarrased to show it)

6-6 - Route 66 (The road from Chicago to LA)

6-6 - Hellish (from 666 in the Book of Revelations)

6-6 - Kicks (get your kicks on route 66)

6-6 - Phillips (Phillips 66 Gas Stations)

6-5 - Ken Warren (won with this hand at WSOP)

6-4 - Rabbit (???)

6-4 - The Question (from TV's $64000 Question)

6-4 - LBJ (the year he became president, see JFK, as per RazzO on RGP)

6-4 - Revolution (from the Beetles song)

6-3 - Blocky (another nickname of Broomcorn from the story in Super/System.  He used to play 63 as an ambush hand)

6-3 - Blocky (???, nickname of Lawrence Herron or Herring, a gambling contemporary of Moss, Binion, Titanic Thompson, )

6-3 - JFK (the last year he was president, see LBJ, as per RazzO on RGP)

6-3 - Jimmy Somerfield (Jimmy won a huge pot in Tunica after a dealer told him to play this hand, he was the tournament director at the 5th JBWPO)

6-3 - Three Dozen (36 is three dozen, people think you are going to say three of a kind)

6-2 - Bed & Breakfast (darts term for shooting 20+5+1, also Bingo term, 2 shillings and 6 pence being the cost of a B&B)

6-2 - Ainsworth (???, possibly a reference to someone in the Austrialian Ainsworth family, known as the poker machin)


5* - Magic Number (from five card hands, etc)

5* - Fever (imitative, as in "Fever in the North, and the Doctor went South" when it loses)

5* - Five-spot (can add spot to any card)

5* - Pedro (because 5s are important in the game of pedro)

5-5 - Presto (originally a blackjack term, later adopted by rec.gambling holdem players due to magical experience)

5-5 - Speed Limit (55 MPH)

5-5 - Double Nickels (five cents per nickel)

5-5 - Irwin? (After RGer Frank Irwin, when someone wins and says "presto," another RGer countersigns with "Irwin?)

5-5 - Sammy (Sammy Hagar, who sang, I can't drive 55, used in Pacific Northwest)

5-4 - Colt 45 (the gun, and the beer)

5-4 - Jesse James (because the outlaw was rumored to have been shot by a .45.)

5-3 - Bully Johnson (???)

5d3d - Redbird Shifter (if both diamonds, ???)

5-2 - Two Bits (25 cents)

5-2 - Quarter (25 cents)


4* - One Legged Ace (because they are missing a leg)

4* - Quatro (Spanish for four)

4* - Sharp Top(s) (because they have sharp tops, Aces are sharp toys)

4* - Sore Spot (rhymes with 4-spot)

4* - Crooked House(s) (looks like crooked houses, as per Mat Rampson)

4* - Drunk Man's Ace (pointy top, looks like an ace)

4c - Devil's bedpost (???, possibly four poster bed)

4-4 - Sailboats (looks like two sails)

4-4 - Darth Vader (the two black fours are the "dark force")

4-4 - Diana Dors (her top measurement)

4-4 - Magnum (the .44 cal gun)

4-4 - Canadian Presto (lower than 55, which is called Presto)

4-4 - The Poker Dean (???)

4-3 - Waltz Time (3/4 meter)

4-2 - Lumberman's Hand (a 2x4)

4-2 - Lumberjack (a 2x4)

4-2 - The Answer (from Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, the computer decided that the answer to everything in the univ)

4-2 - The Miracle (if it wins, from Miracle on 42nd Street)


3* - Trey(s) (???, Spanish for 3)

3* - Crab(s) (because a 3 looks like it has pincers)

3-2 - Mites & Lice (because they are parasites)

3-2 - Nits & Buggers (because they are parasites)

3-2 - Aggie Slick (a putdown of Texas A&M poker players who think this is a good hand and play it)

3-2 - Little Pete (???)

3-2 - Mississippi Slick (derogatory reference to Mississippians who value 3-2 as much as big slick A-K)

3-2 - Polish Big Slick (a bad Pollock joke mimicking AK Big Slick)

3-2o - Can of Corn (???, offsuit)

3-2o - Big Gulp (it was the first 32oz drink)

3-2b - O J (if spades or clubs, OJ Simpson, if it wins, or "Ron & Nicole" if it loses, as per Chirs Wiley)

3-2s - Hooter Hand (suited, minimum measurements to fit the uniform)

3-2s - Jordan (suited Michael Jordan, uniform number)


2* - Deuce(s) (probably from the French word for two, duex)

2* - Duck(s) (from duex, French word for two, also a 2 looks like a duck)

2* - Dewey Duck (in pun, Asian pan players call a deuce a Gooey Duck)

2* - Water Chickens (ducks)

2c - English Joker (named after English Peter, who catches it whenever he draws to a high hand that does not need it, or to a low hand that has another duece)

2s - Curse of Mexico (a parody on Scourge of Scotland)

2s - Little Casino (from the game, Casino, see Big Casino)

2-2 - Barely Legal (just over 21)

2-2 - Deuces Never Loses (bad rhyme)

2-2 - Pocket Swans (looks like swans)

2-2 - Quackers (see ducks)

2-2 - Mini me (from the Austin Powers movies, as per clevelandrounder on RGP)


Source: www.holdemsecrets.com

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*=any single, o=offsuit, r=red, b=black, c=clubs, d=diamonds, h=hearts, s=spades or suited