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Poker Dictionary – Jackson-Five Poker
Manthra Koliyer
Posted on 18 Dec, 2021
By Manthra Koliyer
On 18 Dec, 2021
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By Manthra Koliyer
On 18 Dec, 2021
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Poker Dictionary – Jackson-Five


Poker terms have had several popular culture references. Starting from Dolly Parton, Anna-Kournikova, Barbara-Hutton there are several terms that are named after famous people. Today, we will look at one such term. Jackson Five is a poker term used to describe the hole cards ‘J 5.’

Who are the Jackson Five?

The Jackson 5 is an American pop band formed by five members of the Jackson family, namely Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael, and Randy. Another term for J5 hole cards is Motown music group, which is an American record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr on 12th January 1959. This nickname came into play because Motown was associated with Jackson Five who are also called ‘J5.’

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How is J5 associated with poker?

This name originated because of the phonetic similarity between ‘Jacks and Fives’ and the musical group of Jackson Five. When players get a hand of Jacks and Fives in poker, and then as per poker slang, the term is called ‘Motown.’

Most grinders enjoy playing this hand because it is considered to be a secret hand that can be used to the advantage of opponents. It is also believed that Jackson Five helps players to surprise their opponents. As per the starting hands win percentage on Cardschat.com, there is a 49% chance of winning a hand if your starting hand is J5. So players, the next time you are dealt with J5, you will know what to do. 

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