He Called Me With Jack High

word type: poker slang

  1. A phrase delivered by homeless poker player Elix Powers to poker author James McManus during a limit hold 'em event at the 2004 WSOP.

Significance, Hilarity

One funny aspect is that McManus actually called with queen-high. Nevertheless, the gist of Powers' statement was on the money, since he had tilted the famed poker author McManus into calling with a weak "high hand."

Also significant because McManus was deriding Powers for being "bad for the game" when Powers is a degenerate homeless man as well as entertaining, thus the opposite of "bad for the game."