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The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain even though it is thought to have come from old slang meaning "delightful issue, practice or experience". It is actually a "delightful thing" naturally, because in Texas hold’em the poker nuts may be the ideal achievable palm that you can have at any point in the game.

If you’ve got the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that level in the hand. This is the essential factor that lots of inexperienced gamblers fail to consider, the nuts can move from one gambler to one more and your hands which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

The following example must demonstrate the fickle nature of the cards in Holdem poker and how your nuts can rapidly turn to pulp!

You might be wagering a hand of Texas holdem poker and there are three players still in the game at the flop. You receive dealt 5 of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, 5 of clubs and Mike’s hand is King, 9 of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, 6 of hearts and five of diamonds. It is a fantastic flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this level you may have a straight – five, six, 7, 8, nine – which cannot be defeated by any other mixture of cards.

Now you determine to "slow play" your side and try to draw a bet from somebody with a superior pair who will like this flop, so you merely check. Amy likes the look of her hands now as she has flopped 3 five-s so she makes a bet which is known as by Mike as he now has a pair of nines which has a King kicker. You prefer the way it’s going so you call the wager.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now grinning to himself as he has just managed to make the poker nuts which has a flush, his two hearts in his palm plus the three around the table with Ace King great now give him an unbeatable hand. Mike wagers as he knows he has got the nuts except he wants to extract the maximum cash from the table so he maintains his bet low enough to acquire called. You nonetheless believe you’re winning with the directly, in reality the Ace has strengthened that opinion as you now think Mike probably has an Ace in his palm and maybe even 2 pairs.

He’s fallen into your trap! Or so you think.

The river is dealt and it is the 5 of hearts. This is a blow to you as you’ll find now 4 hearts on view, so anyone which has a heart is defeating you which has a flush. Mike is happy using the five as he nonetheless feels he is winning with the top flush, whilst his opponents might also have produced a flush and think they are winning. Amy of course would be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with four 5 spades, her 4 of the variety can only be outdone by a directly flush or a much better 4 of a kind. There aren’t sufficient connected hearts displaying on the table to generate a straight flush and there isn’t another pair displaying so it’s not possible to make 4 of the kind.

Amy wins the pot while you and Mike reflect on what really should have been.

Both of you held the poker nuts at 1 point in the casino game but failed to realise that the poker nuts – as well as your fortunes – in Holdem can change entirely with one turn of a card.

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