What's in a name....

According to the odds, I should get dealt pockets Aces about 1 in 110 times. I know how the math supports this, I just don't seem to be as lucky as some kids when it comes right down to it. Odds also dictate that I will far more often be dealt The Hammer, a whole whack of times in any game I play.

There's also the full gambit of hand names to choose from, that I could see an awful lot more.

KK: Cowboys; King Kong
QQ: Ladies, Whores, Siegfried & Roy
JJ: Fishhooks; hooks
TT: Dimes
99: German Virgin; Barbara Feldon (Get Smart Agent 99)
88: Snowmen; Doggie Balls; Piano Keys
77: Sunset Strip
66: Route 66
55: Speed Limit; Presto
44: Magnum; Sailboats
33: Crabs
22: Ducks
AK: Big Slick; Santa Barbara
AQ: Big Chick; Walking Back to Houston
AJ: Ajax
A8: Dead Man’s hand
KQ suited Marriage
KQ offsuit Mixed Marriage
KJ: Kojak
K9: Fido; Canine; What a Dog
K3: Commander Crab; King Crab
QJ: Maverick
QT: Quint; Varkony
Q7: Computer hand
Q3: Gay Waiter; San Francisco Busboy (queen with a tray)
J5: Motown; Jackson Five
J4: Flat tires (what’s a jack for?)
T5: Woolworth's; Five and Dime
T4: Broderick Crawford; Convoy; Good Buddy
T2: Texas Dolly
98: Oldsmobile
69: Big Lick; Dinner for Two
95: Dolly Parton
92: Montana Banana
76: Union Oil
57: Heinz
45: Jessie James; Jane Russell
38: Raquel Welch
29: Twiggy

Some say that the 9-3 or 39, is supposed to be called the Jack Benny. In reference to his always being 39 years old. I'd like to continue believing that it can really only be called one name going forward, to make it actually mean a little something.

I give you, The Bammer!

I offer you two special games to me, on two seperate Poker clients from just last night.

It seems I actually took 31 screen caps total from these two games. I just figured these few shots alone, would be enough to get the point across. Hand stats say that this would make it 1 in 13 hands on Stars and quite naturally, 1 in 13 exactly over on Tilt.

So long live The Bammer!

But hopefully, in someone elses deck soon please!

My sincerest thanks for dropping by....


DrChako said...

I'm no poker stats guy, but I thought the odds of being dealt Aces was 220:1.

Odds of being dealt the Bammer? About 2:1, or thereabouts.


BamBam said...

You're probably right Doc.
(About the 220 - 1)

Only I can catch The Bammer at a 2- 1 ratio though I think.


Actually went four "Bammer's" in a row in one of those games. Reminded me a lot of The WPBT, where I think I went 7 for 7 and showed 6 of them.