Definition of Pocket Rockets

What are "Pocket Rockets"?

The term "pocket rockets" refers to being dealt pocket Aces in Hold'em.


I was sitting in a $1/$2 game at the Bellagio. I was dealt pocket Rockets on the button, and raised it up. The Big Blind called, and the flop came A-5-7, giving me a set of Aces.

The Big Blind checked, I bet and he folded. Maybe if I checked the flop, I would have gotten more value out of my pocket Rockets.

Definition of the term Pocket Rockets, by the King.

Note 1: AA (aka pocket Rockets) is the best starting hand in Hold'em.

Note 2: aka American Airlines, aka pocket Aces.

Texas Holdem King articles that mention Pocket Rockets:

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