Slang

THE FISH:
A poor player – one who gives his money away. It’s a well-known (though not well-followed) rule among good players to not upset the bad players, because they’ll stop having fun and perhaps leave. Thus the phrase, “Don’t tap on the aquarium.

STEALTH FIGHTER:
The stealth fighter occurs when a player has lost an all-in moment and proceeds to remove the V-shaped chip tray from the table and fly it towards their opponents chip tray. Usually includes gunfire sound effects as the player rams the nose of the chip tray into their opponents chips stack taking it down kamikaze style.

DOLLY PARTON:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 9-5 any suit. A reference to “Nine to Five”, the 1980 comedy movie featuring Dolly Parton.

PARIS AND NICOLE:
Hand name when a player is dealt both a red suited Queen and a black suited Queen.

KOURNIKOVA:
Hand name when a player is dealt Ace King of any suit. Usually followed by “looks good but rarely wins…” once the hand is lost.

MUST PLAY:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 6-9. “I had to play it.”

PAT ROY:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 3-3.

WHEELCHAIRS:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 5-5.

LEMIEUX:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 6-6.

LINDROS:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 8-8.

GRETZ:
Hand name when a player is dealt a 9-9.

JACKING OFF or THE BACHELOR:
Hand name when a player is dealt a Jack and a King off suit.