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Motown

  1. Noun

    The pocket cards J-5 suited or offsuit.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The name originates from the music genre Motown as a reference to the phonetic similarity to the Motown group Jackson Five.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I folded motown. It is a pretty weak starting hand."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

    SYNONYMS: Jackson Five

    RELATED TERMS: Pocket

  2. Noun

    The hand two pair, Jacks and Fives.

    SAMPLE HAND:

    EXAMPLE: "I had pocket 5s and the flop was J-J-8. Even though motown is usually a pretty decent hand, I folded when an opponent raised in front of me. I figured my opponent may have had a third Jack, or at worst an 8, and either way my motown wouldn't hold up."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Jackson Five

    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 was listening to the Jackson Five on my iPod when I was dealt pocket Jacks. The flop came up 5-J-7, and the turn was another 5. It was the most hilarious thing ever to hit motown when I was listing to it, too!"

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    SYNONYMS: Jackson Five

    RELATED TERMS: Full House




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