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April 18, 2010


Whether or not he used a card-cheaters clip, we will never know. But Wild Bill Hickok was certainly one of the Wild West boys.

Wild Bill grew up on a farm, became a stagecoach driver, a constable, a scout for the union army, and later a professional gambler, before returning to law enforcement. Hickok acheived fame after killing a number of outlaws. But his good deeds also produced many enemies.

When he played poker, he always sat with his back to the wall of the saloon, preferrably in a corner. He poured his drinks and handled cards with his left hand, so the hand holding his gun was always free.

His undoing came one afternoon when he had been unable to find a corner chair. With his back to the door, he was shot in the back of the head.

According to legend, he was holding a hand of two aces and two eights. Since then this goup of cards in poker is called a "dead man's hand".

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