Pocket Aces refers to a starting poker hand that contains two Aces. The most common context is a game of Texas Hold’em.
Other names for Ace-Ace include American Airlines, bullets, and rockets.
In a conventional game of hold’em, Ace-Ace is the best possible starting hand. It is the best hand before the flop, is the hand most likely to form the best hand after the flop, and in the long run shows the most earning potential of any starting hand. The second-best starting hand is King-King.
It is also possible to have pocket aces in a game of seven-card stud, if the two hole cards are aces.
The odds against being dealt pocket aces are 220:1.