Dead Man’s Hand
The particular hand to which this term refers has varied over the decades. Today, it’s widely accepted that the term “dead man’s hand” refers to a two-pair poker hand made up of black aces and black eights.
The poker dead man’s hand references the old Wild West folk hero Wild Bill Hickok. According to urban legend, he held this particular hand when he was shot playing a poker game in 1876.
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