• Be Attentive or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Destroyed!

    The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it’s thought to have come from old jargon which means "delightful issue, practice or experience". It is actually a "delightful thing" of course, because in Hold’em the poker nuts would be the greatest possible palm that you’ll be able to have at any level in the game.

    If you have the nuts, you can not be beaten…at that stage in the hand. This will be the crucial factor that a great deal of unskilled gamblers fail to consider, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to an additional as well as your palm which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

    The following example must demonstrate the fickle nature of the cards in Texas holdem poker and how your nuts can quickly turn to pulp!

    You might be playing a hands of Holdem poker and there are three gamblers nevertheless in the casino game at the flop. You receive dealt five of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s side is King, 9 of hearts.

    The flop is dealt and the cards are nine of hearts, 6 of hearts and five of diamonds. It is a good flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this level you may have a directly – 5, 6, 7, eight, nine – which can’t be beaten by any other mixture of cards.

    Now you determine to "slow play" your hand and attempt to draw a wager from somebody with a great pair who will like this flop, so you merely check. Amy likes the look of her palm now as she has flopped 3 five spades so she makes a wager which is referred to as by Mike as he now has a pair of 9s having a King kicker. You prefer the way it’s going so you call the wager.

    The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now grinning to himself as he has just been able to make the poker nuts with a flush, his 2 hearts in his palm plus the three on the table with Ace King good now give him an unequalled hand. Mike wagers as he knows he has 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 nonetheless assume you are winning using the straight, in fact the Ace has strengthened that opinion as you now reckon Mike most likely has an Ace in his hand and perhaps even two pairs.

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

    The river is dealt and it’s the 5 of hearts. It is a blow to you as there are now four hearts on view, so anyone with a heart is defeating you that has a flush. Mike is happy with the five as he nonetheless feels he’s winning together with the top flush, whilst his opponents may perhaps also have manufactured a flush and believe they are winning. Amy needless to say is the real winner as she has just made the nuts with four five spades, her 4 of the type can only be defeated by a straight flush or a much better 4 of a kind. There aren’t sufficient connected hearts showing on the table to produce a straight flush and there isn’t another pair showing so it can be not possible to make 4 of the kind.

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

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

     February 26th, 2011  Everett   No comments

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