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Mark Radoja Leads Final Nine Players

It was payday down at the Venetian for the $3,500 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour main event, with 25 surviving hopefuls from a total field of 235 returning for day 3 on the money bubble. ...

Playing Card Nicknames: 3s, 4s, 5s

by Michael Wiesenberg |  Published: Apr 03, 2013


Nicknames. Almost everything of value has them. That goes for playing cards. This series lists and explains many you have heard — and some you haven’t. Last time we looked at some basic deck terminology and the 2s. Now we continue with individual ranks. 3 A 3 is sometimes called a 3-spot. Of course everyone knows that a 3 is commonly called a trey. That’s sometimes spelled tres. It’s also called a crab because a 3 looks like it has pincers. (Poker players have active imaginations.) A 3 is also called a tree. That’s what it sounds like with a Brooklyn accent. (Some poker players do not have very active imaginations.) The proud holder of three (or four) 3s at showdown time sometimes announces the hand as a forest (a bunch of trees). A 3 is sometimes called a valle card. (That’s pronounced as if it were spelled valley.) This ...

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