word type: poker slang

  1. A slang term for the Hold'em hand of pocket eights, otherwise known as 88, a play on words to refer how the number 8 looks like a snowman.

Ivey Mucks the Winning Snowmen

A video of the now infamous hand during Day 8 of the 2009 WSOP Main Event in which Phil Ivey folded the winning hand. He had 88.

2009 WSOP ME Final Table Bubble

With ten players remaining in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, Darvin Moon eliminated Jordan Smith in 10th place when his 88 beat Jordan's AA. Here is video footage of the hand.