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The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are unsure even though it can be thought to have been dirived from old jargon meaning "delightful thing, practice or experience". It can be a "delightful thing" of course, because in Texas hold em the poker nuts could be the best possible side that you can have at any stage in the game.

If you’ve got the nuts, you cannot be outdone…at that stage in the hand. This could be the critical factor that lots of inexperienced players fail to take account of, the nuts can move from 1 player to a different as well as your side which was the nuts earlier on can end up being smashed!

The following example ought to show the unpredictable nature of the cards in Texas holdem poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

You might be betting a hands of Hold em poker and there are 3 gamblers nevertheless in the casino game at the flop. You get dealt seven of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s hand is King, 9 of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, 6 of hearts and five of diamonds. This really is a wonderful flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this level you have a directly – five, six, seven, 8, 9 – which can not be beaten by any other combination of cards.

Now you determine to "slow play" your side and attempt to draw a bet from somebody with a great pair who will like this flop, so you merely check. Amy likes the look of her side now as she has flopped 3 5 spades so she makes a bet which is referred to as by Mike as he now has a pair of nines 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 generate the poker nuts that has a flush, his 2 hearts in his hand plus the three on the table with Ace King great now give him an unequalled hand. Mike bets as he knows he’s got the nuts except he wants to draw out the maximum cash from the table so he maintains his wager low adequate to have called. You nonetheless feel you’re winning with all the straight, in fact the Ace has heightened that opinion as you now think Mike possibly has an Ace in his palm and maybe even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it is the five of hearts. It is a blow to you as you can find now 4 hearts on view, so anyone having a heart is beating you having a flush. Mike is happy with all the 5 as he nevertheless feels he’s winning with all the top flush, although his opponents may also have created a flush and feel they are winning. Amy obviously is the real winner as she has just created the nuts with four 5 spades, her four of a form can only be outdone by a directly flush or a better four of the kind. There aren’t adequate connected hearts showing around the table to generate a directly flush and there is not one more pair displaying so it is not possible to make four of a kind.

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

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