Description: The two-pair poker hand 'Aces and Eights' is an unlucky and known as the 'Dead Man's Hand.'
Origin: United States
Legend has it that this was the poker hand held by the American gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok, when he was murdered in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876. The common version says the cards were the two black aces, two black eights, and the queen of clubs. But a reference from 1886 claims the Dead Man's Hand was a full house of three jacks and two tens.
DEAD MAN'S HAND AT POKER
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
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