This is a discussion on Names for Hold 'em hands... within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; I was thinking back to when we used to have tournaments and heads up games in college and I was trying to remember the names
I was thinking back to when we used to have tournaments and heads up games in college and I was trying to remember the names that we had for all of the different hands that we made names for after really bad beats and I just wanted to hear some other peoples' creative spin on the game.
These are the names that we mostly used, some are ours and some are widely known, we were a diverse group of college guys, and so some names may be offensive to some people, but they are all intended for fun, not for harm-
AA-Pocket Rockets(Obviously), Spaceships, Nukes
AK-Big Slick (Of course), King Arthur
Q3-Gay Waiter (Queen with a tre)
JJ-Fishhooks, Pocket Jews/Rabbis
95-Banker's Hours (9-5), Suit and Tie, All Business
That's all I can remember for now, but feel free to continue the thread and share your creativity.
Hope to play you there
I forgot all about the Brunson...does anyone but Doyle ever win with that hand? Suited or unsuited I've never come close to hitting anything with the brunson, even when I folded em. I like "snowmen" though...I'll have to incorporate that into my vocab.
I like "sailboats" and "love connection" as well.
Good stuff. Keep 'em comin people.
Hope to play you there
77 - walking sticks
44 - speed limit
AQ - Mike Tyson (looks strong, doesn't win a lot) or Anna Kournikova (looks nice, doesn't win) I'm not to sure the last one is a real nickname or that one of my friends made it up
J5 - Motown group
94 - San Fransisco
KK - The two fat rulers
A2 - The childs game
Found some more:
AA - American Airlines
AQ - Miss Slick
KK - Ace Magnets
QQ - Mop Squeezers (sorry ladies)
Q7 - Computer hand
95 - Dolly Parton
55 - Nickels
69 - Big Lick
I forgot all about the Brunson...does anyone but Doyle ever win with that hand? Suited or unsuited I've never come close to hitting anything with the brunson, even when I folded em.
What people always forget when they say "I've got no idea how he won two Main Events with that hand" is that he was heads up - people win with all sorts of horrible stuff heads up. Joe Hachem did it with 7-3
Back to the point though - when I deal bar games, we entertain ourselves by naming the flops instead. A few favourites for cards on the board:
6 - the average man
10 - the better than average man
5 - the wheelchair
5d - the pimp's wheelchair
33x - small Irish forest
rag-rag-rag - the Godfather 3 (a disappointing flop - alternatively, the Alien 3)
AQ used to be Doyle Brunson according to his SS1 book because he never played it. T2 adopted HIM! On TV he'll always fight his own hands to push them away. I think Phil Ivey Got the AQ. He went through a horrible run with them a while back