The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are unclear even though it’s thought to have come from old jargon meaning "delightful factor, practice or experience". It is a "delightful thing" obviously, because in Texas hold’em the poker nuts may be the finest possible palm that you can have at any point in the game.

If you may have the nuts, you can’t be defeated…at that level in the hand. This could be the essential factor that a great deal of unskilled gamblers fail to consider, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to yet another and your palm which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

The subsequent example should demonstrate the unpredictable nature of the cards in Texas hold em poker and how your nuts can speedily turn to pulp!

You’re playing a hands of Texas hold’em poker and there are three players even now in the casino game at the flop. You receive dealt 7 of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s hands is King, nine of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, six of hearts and five of diamonds. This is a wonderful flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this stage you have a straight – 5, 6, 7, eight, nine – which can’t be beaten by any other mixture of cards.

Now you choose to "slow play" your side and try to draw a bet from somebody using a great pair who will like this flop, so you simply check. Amy likes the look of her hand now as she’s flopped 3 five-s so she makes a wager which is known as by Mike as he now has a pair of 9s which has a King kicker. You prefer 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 having a flush, his 2 hearts in his palm plus the 3 on the table with Ace King great now give him an unequalled hand. Mike wagers as he knows he has got the nuts but he wants to draw out the maximum cash from the table so he keeps his wager low adequate to obtain called. You nonetheless feel you are winning together with the directly, in reality the Ace has increased that perception as you now think Mike most likely has an Ace in his hand and perhaps even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the 5 of hearts. This really is a blow to you as there are now four hearts on view, so anyone that has a heart is beating you having a flush. Mike is happy together with the five as he nevertheless feels he’s winning with the top flush, though his competitors may well also have manufactured a flush and consider they’re winning. Amy naturally may be the real winner as she has just created the nuts with 4 five spades, her four of a type can only be defeated by a directly flush or a much better 4 of the kind. There aren’t enough connected hearts displaying on the table to make a directly flush and there is not an additional pair showing so it can be not possible to produce 4 of a kind.

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

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