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Michael Mizrachi Gave himself the nickname The Grinder to signify his determination and competitive spirit on the felt, he's had tremendous success on the World Poker Tour. Sep 26, Tim O'Hearn rated it liked it Shelves: Kings from Spanish playing cards:. Another explanation would be when the fourth community card is dealt in a poker hand the hand is nearing an end. Few are still fooled, especially after Harrington released his celebrated and complicated strategy books, but the simple nickname remains.
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Who knows, you might even start coming up with new nicknames of your own. Texas Holdem Nicknames We visited a support group meeting never mind which one once where the speaker said you could recognize a good group if everyone there had a nickname. We've listed as many well-known Texas holdem nicknames as we could think of below: Bandits, Exxon Valdez, and Joe Louis. Slick, and Rocket Queen.
Slap shot, The Sonnert. Plane Crash, Stu Unger, Transvestites. Ashtray, Baskin Robins, Thrace. Little Slick, Hunting Season. Big Al, Ken, and Woodcutter off suit. Big Fritz suited, The Zepik. Snow and a Ho, Bitch Called Hope. Computer Hand off suit, Dike. Nesquick, Sad ol Bess. Daisy, or Queen Liz. Greek Passport, and TJ Hooker. Jacket and Jeffery Dahmer. Heckle and Jeckle, Jack Shit. Split, or Bowling hand. Dime store, Five and Dime, and Merfs. Terminator 2, and Doyle Brunson.
Good lover, Big Lick, and Prom Night suited. Dolly Parton, Hard Working Man. Snowmen, Pretzels, Piano Keys, Racetracks. Big Brother and Orwell. Most Feared hand in holdem. Walking Sticks, Hockey Sticks, and Axes. Double Down, Ghost Dawg. Beer Hand off suit, The Hammer off suit. Blocky and Spanish Inquisition. Presto, Nickels, Speed Limit and Snakes. Jesse James, Money Maker. Crabs, Treys, and Pere Ghaf.
A Boot, Sax and Sex. Five Spot, Pedro, Nickel, and Fever. Broadway Cards, and Honor Cards. Some other names are: For example if your hand was all hearts and your numbers were 2 3 4 5 6 this would be a straight flush. If two players have four of a kind then the player with the higher card wins. You have a Jack from each suit and the other player has a King from each suit; they win. They don't have to be in order.
An example of a flush would be A 9 7 3 2 of hearts. Highest card wins if more than one player has the same hand. In holdem the term set refers to when a player has a pair in the hole and one matching card on the board, with trips referring to a pair on the board and one in the hand or three of a kind on the board. The higher value pair of the two pairs determines the rank with the best possible combination being aces and kings. If both competing hands are the same, the higher card in the remainder of the hand is the kicker or high card.
If more than one players have a pair the highest pair wins. If the hands are the same then the highest card left in the hand wins. For example if there are three people playing and the hands are A 2 9 5 4, 8 1 3 6 9, and 4 5 2 9 6 then the player with the ace would win.
Also known as Full boat, Boat, Full. Paul Clark Better known as Eskimo. Howard Lederer Lederer reportedly hates this nickname The Professor despite the fact that is it perhaps the most perfect on the list. Carlos Mortensen Chris Ferguson gets the most props in the poker world as a player who transcended his WSOP Main Event victory to become one of the best players of his generation, but El Matador, the Main Event champ, might lay a stronger claim.
Greg Raymer One year after Chris Moneymaker made poker a game celebrated around the world, Greg Raymer added to the momentum by wearing hologram sunglasses and protecting his card with fossils en route to another improbable win. Dan Harrington The story behind this nickname is that Harrington promoted the action tag to further his ability to deceive his opponents.
Chris Ferguson A Matrix-themed nickname may be more fitting for this computer nerd turned world class player, but his long-hair framed face and soft-spoken anger-free manner makes the comparison to Jesus, one of history's most famous figures too hard to ignore. Doyle Brunson There are other nicknames for the legendary Brunson, most notably the Grandfather of Poker, but Texas Dolly was a household nickname before poker was a household game.
Mike Matusow An offensive and never stopping mouth can get you in trouble or even make you infamous. Phil Hellmuth His record alone in No Limit Texas Holdem tournaments would make Hellmuth world famous, but his brat-like table antics and immense self promotional skills make sure everyone knows who The Brat is.
Justin Smith This young poker player received his nickname BoostedJ based on his love of fast cars, and motorcycles. Thomas Preston Also known as Amarillo Slim. Phil Ivey Phil Ivey is probably one of the most well known players of today. Mike Sexton Mike has done a lot to help popularize the game. Steve Zolotow Steve is known by two nicknames Z which is from his last name and The Bald Eagle which he received due to his bald head.
Chilly term for a generally unavoidable situation where the cards dictate that one player will lose a big pot to another. A stack of chips of one denomination that inadvertantly contains one or more chips of another denomination. A hand in which all players fold to the big blind without any raises. A bluff reraise after one or more players has called the original raise. A small bluff, generally at the end of a hand, that is designed to look like a value bet term popularized by Doyle Brunson.
Colorful term for a flop of three different suits in hold'em or omaha. A hand made by hitting two consecutive cards on the turn and river. Animal term for dealing out the rest of a hand, even after the hand is over in order to see what would have happened.
Humorous color commentator known for talking about his many ex-wives. Light, humorous segment that includes an exploration of a different 'topic' each week, such as prop betting, annoying table habits, etc. Segment where the lead commentator faces off one-on-one with a poker pro, in events such as the dunk tank or mini golf.
Peanut-themed weekly segment featuring a player making a sound decision. The Jack of Hearts is sometimes called the 'laughing boy. In many packs, the Queen of Clubs holds a flower. Card Player Lifestyle blog editor Robbie Strazynski has his finger on the pulse of the poker world. He co-owns the app Poker Notes Live and his blog is one of the top 30 poker blogs in the world. This Englishman is a poker legend across the pond. A double bracelet winner at the WSOP and he won one of his bracelets in front of one of the largest rails in poker history.
The author of Poker Samadhi talks to us about the meditative powers of finding your poker dharma. High Roller Radio has interviewed some of the most influencial poker players and gamblers in the world, including Frank Scoblete, dice control master and America's 1 gaming author, Greg 'FBT' Mueller, a double bracelet winner, and Jonathan Little, best-selling author and 2-time WPT champion. Poker pros, gamblers, authors and experts. A ton of knowledge here.