The Poker Ten -- Hand Nicknames
A Look At Some Funny Hand Nicknames
Poker hands have many names. Depending on who you ask, Ace-King can be called Big Slick, Anna Kournikova or, if you’re old enough, Walking Back To Houston. (Google it.)
Even professional poker players have staked their claim to certain hands. Doyle Brunson owns the 10-2, Phil Hellmuth always plays two black nines and Robert Varkonyi is forever associated with Q-10.
We’ve sifted through the responses and picked out our favorites. What we’ve gathered are the funniest, and most obscure nicknames on the felt.
Let’s see if any of these catch on.
K-Q: Kevin James
Fun fact. Kevin James starred in the sitcom The King of Queens from 1998 to 2007. We’re just trying to figure out how a delivery man like James could land Leah Remini as his wife.
8-J: The Jeffrey Dahmer
Who eight jack? Jeffrey Dahmer ate Jack. Oh cannibalism, you’re hilarious!
Named for a popular 90’s video game system. Needless to say, if you are playing Nintendo, you’d better hope for a flop full of rags.
J-K: Harry Potter
Believe it or not, Harry Potter and his seven different adventures were once in book form. The author is none other than the very, very wealthy J.K. Rowling, who was estimated by Forbes to be worth $1 billion in 2011.
69: Breakfast At Tiffany’s
We refuse to explain this one, so instead, here’s a few lyrics from the 1995 hit song of the same name by Deep Blue Something. “And I said, What about breakfast at Tiffany’s? She said, I think I remember the film, and as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it. And I said, well, that’s the one thing we’ve got.”
7-2: The Perfect Season
You may not realize this, but the Miami Dolphins were once a pretty good football team. In 1972, they completed the first and only perfect season in NFL history (Sorry Patriot fans) thanks to quarterbacks Bob Griese and Earl Morrall, as well as head coach Don Shula.
8-8: The DeLorean
In 1985, time travel was a pretty simple process. All you needed was some plutonium, a flux capacitor and an ugly car called a DeLorean that could go 88 miles per hour. How great would it be to have a teenage Lea Thompson for a mother?
K-10 and Q-10: Ike and Tina Turner
Spousal abuse is no laughing matter, unless you’re at the poker table. (We have some sick and twisted readers) Q-10 is nicknamed Tina Turner because it always gets beat. But what beats Q-10? Ike Turner.
4-4: Luke Skywalker
We got a large number of Star Wars references for pocket fours, but Luke Skywalker is the one who really wielded the power of the fours (force). If you are dealt two black fours, then you now have the dark side of the fours, or what our readers like to call, Darth Vader.
7-3: Swedish Bus Boy
By now, everyone should know what a San Francisco bus boy is, but we preferred the international variation, the Swedish bus boy, otherwise known as Sven with a tray (trey). Of course, the only Swedish food we’ve eaten is the meatballs they sell at IKEA.
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