Thursday, June 14, 2007

Match the Nickname to the Poker Hand

Brian
In Texas hold 'em, each player is dealt two "pocket" cards at the start of a hand. This means there are 169 possible combinations of cards a player could be dealt—many more than that taking the various suit permutations into account. Some of these hands have earned nicknames over the years. Can you figure out which nickname fits which hand?

Hands are listed high card first, which isn't necessarily the order that gives life to the nickname. Feel free to guess in the comments, but no posting URLs.

1. Darth Vader
2. Dolly Parton
3. Elvis Presley
4. Flat Tire
5. German Virgin
6. Jack Bauer
7. Jack Daniel's
8. Jackson Five
9. Jesse James
10. Kid Dyn-o-mite
11. Luke Skywalker
12. Prom Night
13. Rin Tin Tin
14. Roger That
15. San Francisco Busboy
16. Sigfried and Roy
17. Union Oil

A. KK
B. K9
C. QQ
D. Q3
E. JJ
F. J7
G. J5
H. J4
I. T4
J. 99
K. 96 suited
L. 95
M. 76
N. 54
O. 44 black cards
P. 44 otherwise
Q. 42

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1-O
Because they're black cards?

2-L
At first I thought Dolly was QQ (they look like boobs), but I'm going with "Workin' 9 to 5")

3-B
("You ain't nothin' but a hound dog...")

8-G
Almost seems too easy

9-E
I'm guessing JJ is Jesse James?

14-I
(ten-four?)

15-K
(because it's suited and close to 69?)

Mrs. "I have no idea" G. R.

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