Monday, July 02, 2007

Hammer Time

For my poker-playing buddies ... Happy Hammer Day!!!

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Yup, it's July 2nd, or 7-2, which in poker terms is The Hammer. Why? Because 7-2 offsuit is the worst starting hand in hold 'em and if played properly, can crack aces (the best starting hand).

In my regular poker game, we have an ongoing side bet where anyone that wins a pot with The Hammer, be it through getting lucky or by bluffing everyone, gets a buck from everyone at the table. Hundreds of dollars have been won and lost via The Hammer.

Add this nifty little side bet to your next poker game and you'll soon be singing the praises of 7-2 offsuit.

All Hail The Hammer!