Originally Posted by ChuckTs
what's the story behind dead man's hand again?
boat aces over 8s or the other way around? can't remember
i jus know someone died with it in their hand or sumthin
Dead Man's Hand = two pair, Aces and Eights (technically two black aces and two black eights).
Wild Bill Hickok was holding black aces and eights when he was plugged by Jack McCall on the fateful day of August 2, 1876, in the charming suburb of Deadwood, deep in the Dakota Territory. Bill's fifth card was the deuce of spades, which must have made for a pretty grim-looking hand. I'm surprised he didn't commit suicide.