Be Alert or Your Poker Nuts Might Get Squashed!


Posted by George | Posted in Poker | Posted on 03-02-2013

The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it really is thought to have come from old slang which means "delightful point, practice or experience". It is really a "delightful thing" of course, because in Hold’em the poker nuts could be the ideal possible palm that you are able to have at any level in the game.

If you’ve got the nuts, you can’t be outdone…at that point in the hand. This will be the crucial factor that loads of unskilled players fail to consider, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to yet another and your hands which was the nuts previous on can end up being crushed!

The subsequent example ought to demonstrate the unpredictable nature of the cards in Hold em poker and how your nuts can rapidly turn to pulp!

You are playing a hand of Texas hold em poker and there are 3 players nonetheless in the casino game at the flop. You obtain dealt 5 of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s side is King, nine 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 have got the poker nuts! At this level you’ve got a straight – 5, 6, 7, 8, nine – which can’t be defeated by any other mixture of cards.

Now you decide to "slow play" your palm and try to draw a wager from somebody using a good pair who will like this flop, so you simply check. Amy likes the look of her side now as she has flopped 3 five spades so she makes a wager which is known as 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 wager.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now grinning to himself as he has just managed to produce the poker nuts which has a flush, his 2 hearts in his side plus the 3 around the table with Ace King high now give him an unbeatable 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 bet low enough to get called. You still believe you are succeeding using the directly, in fact the Ace has increased that belief as you now think Mike possibly has an Ace in his hands and perhaps even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the 5 of hearts. This can be a blow to you as you can find now 4 hearts on view, so anyone that has a heart is beating you having a flush. Mike is happy with the 5 as he even now feels he is succeeding with all the top flush, although his opponents may perhaps also have created a flush and believe they’re winning. Amy of course may be the real winner as she has just made the nuts with four five spades, her four of the sort can only be beaten by a straight flush or a much better four of a kind. There are not enough connected hearts displaying on the table to generate a straight flush and there isn’t a different pair displaying so it is not possible to generate four of a kind.

Amy captures the pot though you and Mike reflect on what need to have been.

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

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