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Mike Dentale Wins 2017 CPPT Venetian December Extravaganza Main Event

Mike Dentale has won the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian December Extravaganza $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event. The 47-year-old window business owner from Brooklyn, New York defeated a field of 235 entries to win ...


Playing Card Nicknames: Nines and Tens

by Michael Wiesenberg |  Published: Nov 13, 2013

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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. So far we’ve looked at deuces through eights. Now we continue with individual ranks. 9 A 9 is sometimes called a 9-spot. You may hear a 9 called a niner or a neener. That’s just because those names sound similar. Nina is also heard. And, since poker players like to extend names, Nina Ross. I couldn’t find anything in a Google search about the derivation of the name. (Other than a circular Wiktionary reference to The Official Dictionary of Poker.) According to the Urban Dictionary, Nina Ross is a 9mm handgun, but that has nothing to do with playing cards. Likely the cardroom usage preceded the gangster usage. Another name for a 9 is a pothook. A pothook is an S-shaped hook for hanging ...


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