Be Careful or Your Poker Nuts Might Get Crushed!

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The origins of the phrase "poker nuts" are unsure even though it truly is thought to have been dirived from old slang which means "delightful point, practice or experience". It is really a "delightful thing" obviously, because in Holdem the poker nuts could be the ideal possible side that you’ll be able to have at any point in the game.

If you might have the nuts, you can’t be defeated…at that stage in the hand. This will be the crucial factor that plenty of unskilled players fail to take account of, the nuts can move from one gambler to one more along with your palm which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

The subsequent example really should show the fickle nature of the cards in Texas hold’em poker and how your nuts can quickly turn to pulp!

You are playing a hands of Texas hold em poker and there are 3 gamblers still in the game at the flop. You get 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 5 of diamonds. It is a excellent flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this stage you might have a directly – 5, six, seven, eight, 9 – which can’t be defeated by any other combination of cards.

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

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now grinning to himself as he has just managed to generate the poker nuts having a flush, his two hearts in his palm plus the three around the table with Ace King superior 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 maintains his wager low adequate to obtain called. You still think you’re succeeding with the straight, in reality the Ace has increased that perception as you now reckon Mike probably has an Ace in his hands and perhaps even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the five of hearts. This is a blow to you as there are now four hearts on view, so anyone using a heart is defeating you with a flush. Mike is happy with all the 5 as he still feels he is winning using the top flush, even though his opponents may possibly also have produced a flush and think they’re winning. Amy naturally is the real winner as she has just made the nuts with four five spades, her four of a type can only be outdone by a straight flush or a far better four of the kind. There aren’t enough connected hearts showing around the table to produce a directly flush and there isn’t one more pair displaying so it is impossible to produce four of a kind.

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

Both of you held the poker nuts at one level in the casino game but failed to realise that the poker nuts – and your fortunes – in Holdem can change completely with one turn of the card.

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