Pair drawn to poker
Dan Zogman won 227,811 and the Heartland Poker Tournament title with a pair of fours. In the tournaments final hand of Texas Hold Em, his opponent had a queen and a three, and Zogman had a four and a nine. The flop included a three and a four, giving Zogman the higher pair.
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Useful poker terms:
- MISDEAL - A hand dealt incorrectly that must be re-dealt.
- OPENER - The player who opens the betting, especially in draw poker. A hand may have no openers, in which case it is PASSED OUT, i.e., new hands are dealt.
- TRIP - Three of a specific kind, as in "Trip sixes".
- DEAD MAN'S HAND - Generically: two pair, aces and eights. Specifically: the black aces, black eights and nine of diamonds. The hand Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot to death.
- POCKET PAIR - Generic Hold'em term for 2 hole cards of the same rank.
- OPEN-ENDED STRAIGHT - Four cards to a straight which can be completed by drawing a card at either end. E.g., 6-7-8-9 is an open-ended straight. Also: BOBTAIL STRAIGHT. Compare: INSIDE STRAIGHT.