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The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are unsure even though it is thought to have been dirived from old jargon meaning "delightful factor, practice or experience". It is often a "delightful thing" naturally, because in Hold’em the poker nuts would be the greatest feasible palm that you may have at any level in the game.

If you’ve got the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that point in the hand. This may be the essential factor that a lot of inexperienced 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 smashed!

The following example must illustrate the unpredictable nature of the cards in Hold’em poker and how your nuts can speedily turn to pulp!

You are wagering a palm of Hold em poker and there are 3 players even now in the game at the flop. You acquire dealt seven of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has five of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s hand is King, nine of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are nine of hearts, six of hearts and five of diamonds. This can be a good flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this level you might have a straight – five, 6, 7, 8, nine – which can’t be defeated by any other mixture of cards.

Now you determine 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 palm now as she has flopped three five spades so she makes a wager which is called by Mike as he now has a pair of nines having 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 grinning to himself as he has just managed to make the poker nuts with a flush, his 2 hearts in his palm plus the three on the table with Ace King superior now give him an unequalled hand. Mike bets 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 adequate to acquire called. You even now believe you are succeeding with the straight, in reality the Ace has heightened that belief as you now think Mike most likely has an Ace in his side and perhaps even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the five of hearts. It is a blow to you as there are now four hearts on view, so anyone having a heart is defeating you which has a flush. Mike is happy with the 5 as he nevertheless feels he’s succeeding using the top flush, whilst his opponents may also have made a flush and feel they are winning. Amy of course may be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with four five-s, her four of a form can only be defeated by a straight flush or a greater 4 of a kind. There aren’t sufficient connected hearts displaying on the table to produce a straight flush and there isn’t a different pair displaying so it truly is impossible to make 4 of a kind.

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

Both of you held the poker nuts at 1 stage in the game except failed to realise that the poker nuts – and your fortunes – in Hold’em can change entirely with one turn of a card.