Every starting Texas Hold ’em poker hand has a nickname!
Poker players love making up catchy and clever nicknames for the best and worst hands in Texas Hold 'em, but many would be surprised to find out that every single starting hand of two cards, down to the suit, has a nickname.
Some of them are pretty funny too!
The common names, such as “Big Slick” for an Ace and King card as well as Bullets for two Aces, are known throughout professional and amateur players alike.
The names are used when players announce their hand or by announcers to help spectators learn what the hands are.
Some personal favorites include “Jackass” which is imitative of “Jack-Ace” or the “Rounders Hand” after the Ace and 9 from the movie by the same movie. There's no doubt poker players are a creative bunch to create so many nicknames for every possible combination.
There would be even more awe if anyone managed to memorize all of them, though they would get pretty annoying pretty fast.