Be Careful or Your Poker Nuts Could Get Crushed!

by Gaige on August 2nd, 2012

The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it can be thought to have been dirived from old slang meaning "delightful thing, practice or experience". It is actually a "delightful thing" needless to say, because in Hold’em the poker nuts may be the ideal possible side that it is possible to have at any level in the game.

If you might have the nuts, you cannot be defeated…at that point in the hand. This will be the essential factor that a lot of inexperienced players fail to consider, the nuts can move from one gambler to an additional as well as your palm which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

The following example must show the fickle nature of the cards in Holdem poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

You are betting a hands of Texas holdem poker and there are three gamblers nevertheless in the game at the flop. You have dealt 7 of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s palm is King, 9 of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 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 stage you have a directly – 5, six, seven, eight, nine – which cannot be beaten by any other mixture of cards.

Now you decide to "slow play" your hands and attempt to draw a wager from somebody that has a high pair who will like this flop, so you basically check. Amy likes the look of her hands now as she’s flopped 3 5 spades so she makes a wager 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 smiling to himself as he has just been able to produce the poker nuts having a flush, his 2 hearts in his hands plus the 3 on the table with Ace King good now give him an unequalled hand. Mike bets as he knows he’s got the nuts but he wants to extract the maximum cash from the table so he maintains his wager low enough to receive called. You nevertheless think you’re succeeding with all the straight, in reality the Ace has increased that perception as you now think Mike probably has an Ace in his hand and maybe even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it is the 5 of hearts. This can be a blow to you as you can find now four hearts on view, so anyone which has a heart is defeating you that has a flush. Mike is happy using the five as he even now feels he is winning using the top flush, though his competitors might also have created a flush and think they are winning. Amy obviously will be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with 4 5 spades, her 4 of a type can only be beaten by a directly flush or a greater 4 of a kind. There aren’t adequate connected hearts showing on the table to produce a straight flush and there isn’t an additional pair showing so it is impossible to generate 4 of the kind.

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

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

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