Different Names of Hands with Aces in Online Poker


The online poker game, especially Texas Hold’em poker, is vibrant and exciting. One of the chief things that is immensely entertaining in poker games is the vocabulary used. 

We all are aware of the 10 major hand names in poker online. Let us today know about the hand name with aces. Read on this post tick the ones you already know: 




Alan Alda
The double “A’s” are also an acronym of the star of TV’s popular series M*A*S*H.
American Airlines
Nicknamed due to the double Aces “AA” that is also the familiar symbol for American Airlines.
The nickname comes from double A batteries.
This hand garners the nickname “bullets” as the single suit symbol in the center of each card side by side resembles bullet holes.
Eyes of Texas
Taken from the popular song, also due to the resemblance to “eyes” on dice, and the origin of the game “Texas.”
Flying Nazis
As the A’s look like airplanes and successful pilots are known as aces. Nazis had a successful squadron of flying “aces”.
Joe Louis
As the Aces resemble eyes, you will get two black eyes if you try to fight them.
The A’s look like the top of the needle with the center of the “A” being the eye.
Pocket Rockets
This nickname is given a pair of aces for the fact that they look like rockets, and since these pairs are “pocket cards” they are called pocket rockets.
Snake Eyes (or Eyes)
The pair of Aces is associated with the snake eyes (rolling a single) in dice.
The double Aces resemble the peaks of native American Indian teepees.
Two Pips
A pip is a single unit of a number in a group, so two aces, each worth one “pip” or point is “two pips”.
This is a special designation for the combination of the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Diamonds (both red suits) also known as “red eyes” as Visine “gets the red out.”
Anna Kournikova
The Ace/King combo gets this nickname for sharing the initials of the popular tennis star and as it looks great, but rarely wins.
Big Slick
As this looks like an easy winner, many novice players lose a lot of money betting on it.
Big Ugly
The opposite of the Big Slick as it should be beautiful, but if it is off suit it is ugly and unappealing.
Exxon Valdez
As it’s a lot of black – resembling oil.
King Arthur
Sharing the initials of King Arthur, the legendary King of Camelot, if held as King/Ace.
Korean Airlines
Sharing the initials of the commercial airline of South Korea.
Mike Haven
A special designation given for the man who played this pair in two pre-flops all-in in a row to win at the final table.
Walking Back to Houston
As “Texas” players who originated this variety of poker, and bet too heavily on it ended up “walking back to Houston” as a loser.
Antony & Cleopatra
As the pair shares the initials of the famous Shakespearian lovers Marc Anthony and Queen Cleopatra.
Big Chick
The queen is the King’s “chick” and the Ace/Queen pair is a lesser imitation of the Big Slick.
Big Slut
As the Queen is a slut trying to imitate the King in the Big Slick pairing.
Little Slick
Close imitation of, but smaller than the Big Slick.
Mrs. Slick
The King’s missus, imitating the Big Slick.
Rocket Queen
The Ace resembles a rocket and is paired with the queen; this nickname also comes from a Guns & Roses song.
Armani Jeans
Sharing the acronym with the famous clothing line jeans.
Apple Jacks
Sharing the initials of the popular cereal brand.
A phonetic similarity to the cleaning product.
As the Ace/Jack is the highest possible hand in blackjack.
Foamy Cleanser
From the association with Ajax.
A bastardization of Jack/Ace.
Johnny Moss
As he began his poker career at the age of 10.
Each part of the end of the highest straight.
Rounders Hand
Made popular as the final hand in the movie “Rounders”.
A colloquialism of the last name of the character Mike McDermott in the movie “Rounders”.
Jesus (also known as Chris Ferguson)
Chris Ferguson won the final hand of the 2000 WSOP with the A/9 pair over TJ Cloutier’s Ace/Queen.
As it’s weak compared to any Ace/face card pair.
Dead Man’s Hand
The pairing held by famous gunfighter and lawman “Wild Bill Hickok” when he was murdered. Also called this as the holder is likely “dead” in the game.
Nicknamed for the 7’s resemblance to a hockey stick and the Ace being a bullet.
The Sonnert
As professional poker player Bengt Sonnert won with it in the European WSOP in 2008.
Mile High Club
As six is phonetically similar to sex and the Ace is associated with airlines, also known as being a member of the mile high club.
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Singer of the popular country/folk song “Sixteen Tons.”
High Five
The “high” card (Ace) combined with the five, nicknamed for the popular celebratory greeting.
Plane Crash
As the A/4 combination resembles the double Ace combination with one of the “wings” missing, and the Ace associated with flying: American Airlines, Korean Airlines. So an airplane with a broken wing crashes.
Stu Ungar
Famous poker player Stu Ungar won his last three WSOP titles with this hand as part of a straight.
As the holder of this pair may think he’s holding a pair of Aces at first glance, if the second card (4) is partially hidden, and is unhappy to find the second half of the pair is a fake.
Due to the phonetic similarity of Ace-Trey.
The Ace/Three are given the nickname due to Baskin Robin’s famous 31 flavours of ice cream.
The dual meaning comes from a combination of the word Thrice and ace, as well as for the geographical location in South eastern Europe – Thrace.
From the game of the same name.
Hunting Season
Nicknamed as Aces are bullets and twos are commonly referred to as ducks, so if you are holding the ace/two it’s hunting season.
Little Slick
The lowest possible imitation of “Big Slick.”

 Happy playing!