As Event #50, the 8-Game Mix, steamrolls to a final table, PokerNews's Sarah Grant gets chatty with David “ODB” Baker, the original mixed game gangster.
Sure you say certain poker terms that make you sound like you know what you are talking about but there are some in these lesser played mixed games which you should get under your belt otherwise you might just end up in the #showers.
[Note: While ODB is no longer in the 8-game, as he mentioned Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey have both advanced to the final 14 ]
Bonus: So you’re a poker NOOB in need some some basic training? We got you.
It’s a post within a post!
Imagine the scene; your friend that invited you to a poker game says; “Cowboys”, and you have to ask if a pair of Queens is good. As soon as the regulars get wind of your lack of poker vocabulary, unbeknown to you, the words “Fish” begin to flash above your head.
Luckily there is plenty of information out. Check out this article introducing a witty scenario and some useful poker vocabulary that even Star Wars fans can appreciate!
Star Wars enthusiasts call them (A pair of Aces) Admiral Ackbar when a player holds the aces to trap another player
What’s more is you can turn your opponents into table the donks by going one further spurting out alternative hand names such as Canadian Aces, Anna Kournikova, and Wayne Gretzky – giving your opponents an education in poker vocabulary they may never have had before.
You can also check out more about poker vocabulary here with the WSOP: Talk Like You Have A Pair