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Maverick

  1. Noun

    A highly skilled player.

    EXAMPLE: "I'm no maverick, but I enjoy the game a lot."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Shark

    ANTONYMS: Fish

  2. Noun

    The pocket cards Q-J, either suited or offsuit.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Nickname originates from the television show "Maverick," a Wild West series centered around the fictional exploits of card shark Bret Maverick. The show's theme song includes the line "livin' on Jacks and Queens."

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I had maverick and hit a pair of Jacks on the flop. It was second pair with four other players still in the hand, so I folded when an opponent bet out."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    RELATED TERMS: Connectors, Pocket, Pocket Cards




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