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Jackson Five

  1. Noun

    The pocket cards J-5 suited or offsuit.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The name originates from the phonetic similarity of "Jacks and Fives" to the name of the musical group the Jackson Five.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I had Jackson Five on the big blind and got to see the flop for free. I raised when the flop came up Jack high."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    SYNONYMS: Motown

    RELATED TERMS: Pocket

  2. Noun

    The hand two pair, Jacks and Fives.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I made Jackson Five on the turn, but was beat on on the showdown by three of a kind."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Motown

    RELATED TERMS: Two Pair

  3. Noun

    The full house J-J-J-5-5.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is an uncommon usage compared to the more commonly used reference to J-5 in the pocket or two pair, Jacks and Fives.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I made Jackson Five on the river and went all-in."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Motown

    RELATED TERMS: Full House




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