The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are unclear even though it really is thought to have been dirived from old slang which means "delightful point, practice or experience". It can be a "delightful thing" needless to say, because in Texas hold em the poker nuts would be the very best possible hand that you can have at any level in the game.

If you have the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that level in the hand. This will be the critical factor that a great deal of inexperienced gamblers fail to take account of, the nuts can move from one gambler to one more along with your hands which was the nuts previous on can end up being smashed!

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

You’re betting a hand of Holdem poker and there are three gamblers nevertheless in the game at the flop. You have dealt five 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, six of hearts and five of diamonds. It is a great flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this point you’ve a straight – 5, six, 7, eight, 9 – which can’t be beaten by any other combination of cards.

Now you decide to "slow play" your hand and try to draw a bet from somebody using a good pair who will like this flop, so you merely check. Amy likes the look of her hands now as she has flopped three 5 spades so she makes a bet which is named 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 bet.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now smiling to himself as he has just been able to produce the poker nuts which has a flush, his 2 hearts in his side plus the three on the table with Ace King great now give him an unbeatable 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 bet low sufficient to acquire called. You even now assume you’re winning with all the directly, in fact the Ace has increased that opinion as you now reckon Mike possibly has an Ace in his palm and perhaps even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the five of hearts. This really is a blow to you as you will discover now 4 hearts on view, so anyone with a heart is defeating you having a flush. Mike is happy together with the 5 as he nevertheless feels he’s winning with the top flush, although his competitors may perhaps also have manufactured a flush and believe they’re winning. Amy needless to say would be the real winner as she has just produced the nuts with 4 5 spades, her four of a type can only be beaten by a directly flush or a far better four of the kind. There are not sufficient connected hearts showing on the table to make a directly flush and there isn’t a different pair displaying so it truly is not possible to produce four of the kind.

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

Both of you held the poker nuts at 1 stage in the game but failed to realise that the poker nuts – as well as your fortunes – in Texas hold’em can change completely with one turn of a card.