A highly skilled player.
EXAMPLE: "I'm no maverick, but I enjoy the game a lot."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
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."
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."
GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games
RELATED TERMS: Connectors, Pocket, Pocket Cards