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Be Mindful or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Squashed!

The origins of the phrase "poker nuts" are unsure even though it can be thought to have been dirived from old jargon meaning "delightful point, practice or experience". It is really a "delightful thing" needless to say, because in Texas hold em the poker nuts would be the ideal feasible palm that you’ll be able to have at any point in the game.

If you may have the nuts, you can not be outdone…at that point in the hand. This could be the crucial factor that a great deal of unskilled gamblers fail to take account of, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to another as well as your palm which was the nuts previous on can end up being crushed!

The following example must illustrate the fickle nature of the cards in Hold’em poker and how your nuts can quickly turn to pulp!

You’re betting a palm of Texas holdem poker and there are three players still in the game at the flop. You have dealt 5 of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, 5 of clubs and Mike’s hands is King, 9 of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are nine of hearts, 6 of hearts and five of diamonds. This can be a good flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this level you might have a directly – 5, six, seven, eight, 9 – which can not be beaten by any other combination of cards.

Now you decide to "slow play" your hands and attempt to draw a wager from somebody which has a great pair who will like this flop, so you basically check. Amy likes the look of her side now as she’s flopped three five spades so she makes a bet which is called by Mike as he now has a pair of nines having a King kicker. You prefer the way it is going so you call the wager.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now grinning to himself as he has just been able to make the poker nuts having a flush, his 2 hearts in his hands plus the three around the table with Ace King high now give him an unbeatable hand. Mike wagers as he knows he’s got the nuts except he wants to extract the max cash from the table so he keeps his bet low adequate to have called. You still think you are winning with the straight, in fact the Ace has increased that belief as you now think Mike possibly 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 really is a blow to you as you will find now four hearts on view, so anyone having a heart is beating you using a flush. Mike is happy together with the 5 as he even now feels he’s succeeding with the top flush, although his opponents might also have made a flush and think they’re winning. Amy of course could be the real winner as she has just made the nuts with four five spades, her four of the sort can only be outdone by a straight flush or a greater four of a kind. There aren’t enough connected hearts displaying around the table to produce a directly flush and there isn’t another pair displaying so it can be impossible to generate four of the kind.

Amy wins the pot whilst you and Mike reflect on what must have been.

Both of you held the poker nuts at 1 level in the game except failed to realise that the poker nuts – and your fortunes – in Texas hold em can change completely with 1 turn of a card.

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