Be Careful or Your Poker Nuts Might Get Squashed!


Posted by Prince | Posted in Poker | Posted on 08-11-2010

The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain even though it truly is thought to have been dirived from old slang meaning "delightful point, practice or experience". It is often a "delightful thing" needless to say, because in Texas hold em the poker nuts could be the best feasible hand that it is possible to have at any level in the game.

If you’ve the nuts, you can not be defeated…at that level in the hand. This will be the critical factor that a great deal of unskilled gamblers fail to consider, the nuts can move from 1 player to an additional and your hand which was the nuts previous on can end up being crushed!

The subsequent example should show the unpredictable nature of the cards in Hold’em poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

You might be wagering a hands of Hold’em poker and there are 3 players still in the casino game at the flop. You acquire dealt 5 of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, 5 of clubs and Mike’s side is King, nine of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, 6 of hearts and 5 of diamonds. It is a fantastic flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this stage you may have a directly – five, six, 7, 8, 9 – which cannot be defeated by any other mixture of cards.

Now you determine to "slow play" your hand and attempt to draw a wager from somebody having a good pair who will like this flop, so you simply check. Amy likes the look of her hands now as she has flopped 3 five spades so she makes a wager which is named by Mike as he now has a pair of 9s that has 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 grinning to himself as he has just managed to produce the poker nuts having a flush, his two hearts in his hands plus the 3 on 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 extract the maximum cash from the table so he maintains his bet low adequate to get called. You nevertheless believe you are winning together with the straight, in reality the Ace has increased that perception as you now think Mike probably has an Ace in his hands and maybe even 2 pairs.

He has dropped 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 you will discover now four hearts on view, so anyone using a heart is beating you with a flush. Mike is happy using the 5 as he nevertheless feels he’s succeeding with the top flush, whilst his opponents might also have created a flush and think they’re winning. Amy naturally will be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with 4 five spades, her four of a variety can only be beaten by a directly flush or a far better four of a kind. There aren’t enough connected hearts displaying around the table to produce a directly flush and there isn’t an additional pair displaying so it really is not possible to generate four of the kind.

Amy wins the pot even though you and Mike reflect on what must have been.

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

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