There are plenty of lore and tales surrounding this cherished game. One is called the dead man’s hand. This term is used to describe a hand consisting of two aces and two eights. The name comes from the fact that the hand was reportedly held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was shot and killed in 1876. Poker is also full of colorful characters, like Stu Ungar, who is widely considered to be the greatest poker player of all time.