So called due to the commercial airline's acronym, AA
Looks like rockets
looks good, but rarely wins
It is a slippery hand that one can easily lose a fortune over.
Imitating Big Slick (AK).
Imitating Big Slick (AK). Hands involving Queens are often derogatory, especially if they don't win.
In his book, Doyle said he would never play AQ, and busted out of the 2008 WSOP Main Event holding AQ offsuit.
Named after the card game in which AJ (Or an Ace with a picture card or 10) is the highest possible hand.
Imitative of "Jack-Ace"
2 ends of the highest straight.
From the movie. Mike looses with A9 against Teddy KGB both having a full house on the river.
Dead man's hand
These were the cards reportedly held by "Old West" folk hero, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok when he was murdered.
Nicknamed Slapshot as a hockey reference as sevens are sometimes called hockey sticks and aces are bullets.
Mile High Club
Airplane and sex
(Aces are often nicknamed after planes due to their shape, "six" in German is pronounced as sechs similar to "sex").
An Ace is high, combined with a five gives us a high five.
The disappointment inherent in seeing an Ace, then seeing the top half of the four and assuming it is another Ace. The unhappy surprise occurs when the player realizes he does not have two Aces..
Aces are synonymous with flying (e.g. 'American Airlines'), a '4' is like an 'A', but with a missing 'wing', hence Plane Crash.
Aces are known as bullets and twos are known as ducks, hence hunting season.
Imitation of 'Big Slick' (AK).
Ace Magnets because the ace is the only card you don't want to see.
King of Queens
Popular American Sitcom starring Kevin James and Leah Remini.
If it loses.
If it wins, comes from the game Pinochle.
Mimics KJack,thanks to the '70s crime drama starring Telly Savalas, who was himself a poker player and occasional participant in WSOP Main Events.
Written by J.K. Rowling
A portmanteau of "King" and "Eight".
The Columbia River is famous for its salmon runs. "King Seven" sounds like "King Salmon".
for phonetic reasons
A combination of "King" and "Five"
Oppression of the Masses
The answer to the question: "What is a king for?"
4K sounds like "Fork".
From "Fork". Probably a suggestion that you would have to be an idiot to play the hand.
3 looks like a crab.
A reference to Donald Duck, the "King" of ducks (since 2s are also known as "ducks").
As obviously named as cowboys..
San Francisco Wedding
A gay reference.
Because Canadians revere the Queen of England.
According to the pros if you don't play QJ for a year you'll save enough money to go there.
Combination of Queen and Jack.
an allusion to Sophocles' Oedipus the King, the ancient Greek tragedy in which Oedipus (the "J" in this pairing) unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother, Jocasta (the "Q").
For phonetic reasons.
Quentin Tarantino, the famous movie maker.
"Queen Nine" sounds like "Quinine", an early anti malarial drug.
for phonetic reasons.
A vulgar reference to analingus, what the 'queen ate.
There is a story of an early computer simulation in which Q7 was a break-even hand.
A joking response to the question, "What's a queen for?"
'Queen' with a 'tray'
A reference to Daisy Duck, the "Queen" of ducks (since 2s are also known as "ducks").
They look like them, and because fish get beat with overpairs.
Two similar looking males, i.e. brothers.
Justin Timberlake's initials.
Sounds like jacket.
Named after Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee whiskey.
Say it rhythmically, jacks and sixes, jacks and sixes.
Michael Jackson's childhood group.
What's a 'jack for'?.
As in "J-lo", "lo" meaning "low card" or perhaps the resemblance the 3 has to a derrière.
Popular English phrase referring to "nothing", in this context referring to the fact there is a Jack with the worst possible kicker and also something widely regarded among poker players as a "nothing" hand.
Named after the famous Audi TT car
Comes from T and T sounding like the explosive TNT.
Countdowns usually start at ten, nine...
His favorite hand (suited)
Six and Ten. Should be mumbled with sarcasm as you fold it.
Ten-four is CB radio language for OK.
Refers to the T3 telecommunications connection.
T2 is abbreviation for Terminator II
What a German Virgin would say. Nein, nein!
Look like Popeye's arm muscles.
69, sexual reference to Big Slick
Dinner for two
69, sexual reference
Hard Working Man
Works 9 to 5
49 refers to San Francisco's Football team, the 49ers, which in turn refers to men of the 1849 gold rush in the Sierra Nevada mountains east of San Francisco.
Looks like two snowmen.
The very first record format was a 10 inch disc that spun 78 revolutions per minute.
From George Orwell's book titled 1984.
An answer to the statement, "What the duck ate?"
Looks like them
Reference to James Bond's winning hand in the 2006 movie Casino Royale (suited).
Refers to the famous AK-47
Only a person full of beers would play this hand. The beer hand has the worst chance of winning of all possible pocket cards in a full table playing Texas Hold'em. It is slightly better in short-handed games because the fact that it is not possible to make a straight or flush without hitting four appropriate community cards is less important in short-handed games.
The road from Chicago to LA
Looks like two snakes
55 MPH, the maximum speed limit in the US in the National Maximum Speed Law era.
Because the outlaw was rumored to have been shot by a .45
"May the Fours be with you."
4's look like sails on a boat.
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.
"What's a tree for ?".
In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the computer decided that the answer to everything in the universe was 42.
Because a 3 looks like it has pincers.
A 2 looks like a duck.
Looks like Swarovski Crystal swans.
Actress from movie 10