Be Alert or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Destroyed!

by Carmelo on August 19th, 2013

The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it really is thought to have come from old slang meaning "delightful factor, practice or experience". It can be a "delightful thing" of course, because in Texas hold’em the poker nuts may be the ideal feasible side that you can have at any point in the game.

If you may have the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that point in the hand. This is the crucial factor that a lot of unskilled players fail to take account of, the nuts can move from one player to an additional along with your hand which was the nuts previous 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 swiftly turn to pulp!

You’re playing a hand of Texas holdem poker and there are three gamblers nevertheless in the game at the flop. You obtain dealt five of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has five of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s hand is King, nine of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are nine of hearts, 6 of hearts and 5 of diamonds. This can be a wonderful flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this point you’ve got a straight – 5, six, 7, eight, 9 – which can’t be beaten by any other mixture of cards.

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

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 palm plus the 3 on the table with Ace King high now give him an unequalled hand. Mike bets as he knows he’s got the nuts except he wants to extract the maximum cash from the table so he keeps his bet low sufficient to get called. You even now believe you are winning with all the directly, in reality the Ace has heightened that perception as you now reckon Mike probably has an Ace in his palm and maybe even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it is the 5 of hearts. It is a blow to you as you’ll find now four hearts on view, so anyone using a heart is defeating you that has a flush. Mike is happy with the five as he nonetheless feels he is winning with the top flush, even though his opponents might also have manufactured a flush and feel they’re winning. Amy of course would be the real winner as she has just produced the nuts with four 5s, her 4 of the variety can only be defeated by a directly flush or a better 4 of a kind. There aren’t sufficient connected hearts displaying around the table to produce a straight flush and there isn’t an additional pair showing so it is impossible to make 4 of a kind.

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

Both of you held the poker nuts at one point in the game except failed to realise that the poker nuts – along with your fortunes – in Texas holdem can change totally with 1 turn of a card.

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