word type: poker slang
- A nicknamed given to the Hold'em hand 22, in reference to the similarity in shape of the number 2 and the profile of a duck swimming.
How to Play Ducks?
40+ BBs: With more than 40 BBs, you should be raising any pot you open and flatting other opening raises with 22. The aim is to either flop a set or take the pot with one continuation bet. If neither of these things happen, you should usually just try and get to showdown.
20-40 BBs:With between 20 and 40 BBs, what you should do relies heavily on your table and other stack sizes. For example, if you face a raise from a player with less than 15 BBs, you should fold. However, if you face a raise from a player who has over 35 BBs, you can sometimes flat if you have closer to 40 BBs, or move all-in if you have around 20 BBs.
When Paul Magriel makes a raise he sometimes says "Quack Quack" which is not a reference to 22, but is a reference to the sound a duck makes. Below is a clip of his antics, which also features him knocking out Phil Hellmuth.