Be Cautious or Your Poker Nuts Could Get Squashed!

Friday, 19. April 2013

The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are unsure although it’s thought to have been dirived from old slang meaning "delightful point, practice or experience". It is often a "delightful thing" naturally, because in Holdem the poker nuts will be the greatest feasible side that you may have at any level in the game.

If you have the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that level in the hand. This is the critical factor that a great deal of unskilled players fail to consider, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to another along with your side which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

The following example need to illustrate the fickle nature of the cards in Holdem poker and how your nuts can rapidly turn to pulp!

You are betting a hand of Hold’em poker and there are three players still in the game at the flop. You obtain dealt 5 of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has five of spades, 5 of clubs and Mike’s palm is King, nine of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are nine of hearts, six of hearts and 5 of diamonds. This is a wonderful flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this stage you might have a directly – 5, 6, 7, eight, nine – which cannot be defeated by any other combination of cards.

Now you determine to "slow play" your hands and try to draw a wager from somebody having a high pair who will like this flop, so you basically check. Amy likes the look of her hand now as she’s flopped 3 five spades so she makes a bet which is called by Mike as he now has a pair of nines with 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 grinning to himself as he has just been able to make the poker nuts which has a flush, his 2 hearts in his palm plus the 3 on the table with Ace King superior now give him an unequalled hand. Mike wagers as he knows he has got the nuts except he wants to draw out the max cash from the table so he maintains his wager low enough to receive called. You still believe you are succeeding together with the directly, in fact the Ace has strengthened that opinion as you now reckon Mike most likely has an Ace in his side and perhaps even 2 pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it is the five of hearts. It is a blow to you as you will find now 4 hearts on view, so anyone with a heart is defeating you that has a flush. Mike is happy using the five as he still feels he is winning with all the top flush, while his opponents may also have produced a flush and feel they’re winning. Amy obviously may be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with 4 five spades, her 4 of the sort can only be beaten by a directly flush or a better four of the kind. There aren’t adequate connected hearts showing around the table to make a directly flush and there isn’t one more pair displaying so it really is impossible to generate four of the kind.

Amy captures the pot although 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 – as well as your fortunes – in Hold’em can change totally with 1 turn of the card.

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