Be Careful or Your Poker Nuts Could Get Destroyed!

by Ali on April 2nd, 2013

The origins of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it truly is thought to have been dirived from old jargon which means "delightful issue, practice or experience". It is often a "delightful thing" of course, because in Texas holdem the poker nuts could be the ideal achievable hands that you are able to have at any stage in the game.

If you’ve the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that level in the hand. This may be the critical factor that loads of unskilled gamblers fail to take account of, the nuts can move from one player to one more and your hand which was the nuts earlier on can end up being smashed!

The following example ought to illustrate the unpredictable nature of the cards in Texas hold em poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

You’re wagering a palm of Hold em poker and there are 3 players nevertheless in the casino game at the flop. You acquire dealt 5 of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has five of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s palm is King, 9 of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are nine of hearts, six of hearts and five of diamonds. This really is a excellent flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this point you have a directly – five, six, 7, 8, nine – which can not be defeated by any other mixture of cards.

Now you determine to "slow play" your hands and try to draw a bet from somebody which has a good pair who will like this flop, so you simply check. Amy likes the look of her hand now as she has flopped 3 5 spades so she makes a bet which is named by Mike as he now has a pair of nines which has a King kicker. You like the way it’s going so you call the wager.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now smiling to himself as he has just managed to generate the poker nuts that has a flush, his two hearts in his hand plus the three on the table with Ace King superior now give him an unbeatable hand. Mike bets as he knows he’s got the nuts but he wants to draw out the max cash from the table so he maintains his wager low adequate to have called. You nonetheless consider you’re succeeding using the directly, in fact the Ace has heightened that belief as you now think Mike probably has an Ace in his hand and maybe even 2 pairs.

He has fallen into your trap! Or so you think.

The river is dealt and it is the 5 of hearts. This can be a blow to you as you’ll find now four hearts on view, so anyone using a heart is beating you that has a flush. Mike is happy together with the 5 as he nonetheless feels he’s succeeding with all the top flush, while his competitors may possibly also have produced a flush and feel they are winning. Amy obviously would be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with four 5 spades, her 4 of the kind can only be beaten by a straight flush or a greater four of the kind. There are not enough connected hearts showing on the table to generate a directly flush and there is not yet another pair displaying so it really is not possible to produce four of the kind.

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

Both of you held the poker nuts at one stage in the casino game except failed to realise that the poker nuts – as well as your fortunes – in Hold em can change totally with one turn of the card.

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