Random facts about poker

Washington, District Of Columbia
June 19, 2015 7:07am CST
History of poker is closely connected with history of different countries, America in particular. This game is more than just a type of entertainment, it's a whole world with its prominent figures, unbelievable incidents and curious facts. One of the US presidents, Richard Nixon won the money for his election campaign playing poker with his Navy friends. Apparently, Mr. President was both skillful and lucky. Poker is associated not only with glorious victories, but also with violent deaths. James Butler Hickok also known as 'Wild Bill' Hickok was shot in the back of his head while playing 5-Card Draw. In his hand he held two black aces, two black eights and the queen of hearts. A hand made of aces and eights is now called 'Dead man's hand' ********* The oldest WSOP winner was Paul McKinney - he won at the age of 80. 1. 2,598,960 possible poker hands can be made using a pack of 52 cards 2. The Prize Pool of the 2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship exceeded $20,000,000 3. In poker you mostly win by making your opponents make mistakes. 4. The best pre-flop hand you can get in Texas Hold'em is Two Aces, and it always calls for a re-raise. 5. When player has a strong hand his pupils get bigger. 6. The odds of making a royal flush are 649,740 to 1
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