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Dead man's hand

Dead man's hand

A 5 card hand made up of 2 aces and 2 8's (if you want to be picky it has to be 2 black aces and 2 black 8's)

The hand is called a dead man's hand because it was claimed that Wild Bill Hickok held this hand when he was shot to death in a poker game.

There is a debate about what is the 5th card that completed the hand

Example: I assume my dead men's hand beats your pair of cowboys

Created by TLR on 23 Jul, 2009
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