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Be Alert or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Destroyed!

August 11th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are unsure although it’s thought to have come from old slang meaning "delightful thing, practice or experience". It is really a "delightful thing" of course, because in Texas holdem the poker nuts may be the finest possible palm that you are able to have at any point in the game.

If you have the nuts, you cannot be beaten…at that stage in the hand. This would be the essential factor that a lot of unskilled gamblers fail to take account of, the nuts can move from 1 player to one more along with your hand which was the nuts previous on can end up being smashed!

The subsequent example really should demonstrate the unpredictable nature of the cards in Texas hold em poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

You are betting a hand of Hold’em poker and there are 3 players even now in the casino game at the flop. You have dealt 7 of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has five of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s side is King, 9 of hearts.

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

Now you decide to "slow play" your hand and attempt to draw a bet from somebody which has a superior pair who will like this flop, so you simply check. Amy likes the look of her palm now as she has flopped three 5 spades so she makes a wager which is referred to as by Mike as he now has a pair of nines which has a King kicker. You like the way it is going so you call the bet.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now smiling to himself as he has just been able to make the poker nuts which has a flush, his two hearts in his palm plus the three around the table with Ace King good now give him an unequalled hand. Mike wagers as he knows he’s got the nuts but he wants to draw out the max cash from the table so he keeps his wager low enough to obtain called. You nevertheless think you’re winning with all the straight, in fact the Ace has increased that belief as you now think Mike most likely has an Ace in his palm and maybe even two pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the five of hearts. This really is a blow to you as there are now 4 hearts on view, so anyone having a heart is beating you that has a flush. Mike is happy together with the 5 as he even now feels he is succeeding together with the top flush, though his competitors may possibly also have made a flush and believe they’re winning. Amy needless to say could be the real winner as she has just produced the nuts with 4 five-s, her 4 of the form can only be outdone by a directly flush or a much better four of a kind. There aren’t adequate connected hearts showing around the table to generate a straight flush and there isn’t another pair showing so it really is not possible to produce 4 of the kind.

Amy captures the pot while 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 – along with your fortunes – in Texas hold’em can change completely with 1 turn of the card.

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