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  • Hedgehog is cursed

    I got the dead man's hand.

  • #2
    Hi Cairn!

    Technically it needs to be the Q of spades... but either way... you won the hand and got your chips in good, that's what matters.

    John (JWK24)

    6 Time Bracelet Winner


    • #3
      According to historical accounts, the fifth card was never determined. There are several cards that have the "distinction" of being the last card. So technically, the dead man's hand is the only poker hand that is defined by four cards. At least that's what my research has shown.

      I'm still in the game. Talk about being cursed. I've had pocket jacks three times and have won them all. One KO'ed an ATC luckmaster, another got me nothing more than the blinds, and the third killed a player who considered himself a poker pro. Am now on the final table in my usual spot - number 9 of 9.


      • #4
        can someone explain this please.. haha I'm a bit lost..


        • #5

          "The dead man's hand is a two-pair poker hand, namely "aces and eights". This card combination gets its name from a legend that it was the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok, when he was murdered on August 2, 1876, in Saloon No. 10 at Deadwood, South Dakota.

          According to the popular version, Hickok's final hand included the aces and eights of both black suits. As Hickok's biographer, Joseph Rosa puts it: the "accepted version is that the cards were the ace of spades, the ace of clubs, two black eights (clubs and spades), and the queen of clubs as the "kicker".[1] However, Rosa says no contemporary source for this exact hand can be found. The earliest detailed reference to the "dead man's hand" is 1886, where it was described as a "full house consisting of three jacks and a pair of tens."[2]

          In accounts that mention two aces and eights, there are various claims regarding the identity of Hickok's fifth card, suggestions that he had discarded one card and/or that the draw was curtailed by the shooting and Hickok therefore never received his fifth card."
          Last edited by 0HighTimes0; Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:22 AM.
          3 Time Bracelet Winner


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            • #7
              Game just ended and I came in third. On a fun note, a player from France accused me of cheating when I went from 9th to third in three hands, eliminating players nine and eight. Funniest part was translating his tirade. Thank goodness one player was from Quebec could translate his accusations.



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