• August 1, 2021

What does the term “Big Slick” means in poker?

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What does the term “Big Slick” means in poker? What is the definition of the term “Big Slick”?
A nickname for Ace King, whether it’s suited or not. Known widely as Big-slick in Texas Holdem you will be dealt the AK about once for every 83 deals. You’ll get the AK suited only once about every 332 hands. Although considered a drawing hand it’s a powerful starting hand and comes up quite often, but quite a few decent poker players have a tough time making decisions with this hand.
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QQ and JJ), while A-K unsuited (for instance, Ah-Ks) is the 8th best starting hand.
Let’s illustrate the proper use of the term “Big Slick”:
You are playing in a $1/$2 NLHE cash game at your local casino. You are on the button. Action folds around to you, and you look down at a pair of Nines. You raise it 3x. The SB folds, while the BB re-raises you after a bit of thought. You make the call.
The flop comes down 3h-4h-7s, which is a pretty good flop for your hand. The BB checks, you bet and he calls.
The turn brings the 3s. The BB checks again, you bet and he calls. You are almost certain that the big blind has something like A-K (“Big Slick”) or A-Q.
The river brings the Ah. You certainly did not want to see an Ace dealt on the river. The BB leads out with a small 1/4 pot bet, and you reluctantly make the call. He turns over As-Ks – aka “Big Slick” – and takes down the pot.
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