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Anna Kurnikowa

Anna Kurnikowa

In Texas Hold'em Poker, Anna Kurnikowa refers to the starting hand AK (ace king). A.K. are the initials of the well-known tennis player who made her professional debut in 1995. Many poker and tennis players are sure that the lovely athlete and the starting hand AK share more similarities than just the initials: Although Anna Kurnikowa was in the top 20 of the WTA rankings for quite some time, she never won a singles tournament title. Her atractive appearance made her into an international star, eventhough she was never one of the best players. The starting hand AK is similarly attractive and belongs to the top 10 starting hands in Texas Hold’em, both suited and offsuit. However, AK is not a made hand and often over-played; the hand is therefore not a guarantee for big winnings in poker. Another well-known synonym to refer to AK is Big Slick.

Synonyms: Big Slick