• Be Alert or Your Poker Nuts Will Get Squashed!

    The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are unclear even though it is thought to have been dirived from old slang which means "delightful issue, practice or experience". It is actually a "delightful thing" obviously, because in Hold’em the poker nuts is the best feasible side that you’ll be able to have at any stage in the game.

    If you have the nuts, you can’t be outdone…at that level in the hand. This would be the crucial factor that lots of unskilled players fail to consider, the nuts can move from one player to a different as well as your palm which was the nuts earlier on can end up being crushed!

    The following example really should show the unpredictable nature of the cards in Holdem poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

    You’re playing a hand of Hold em poker and there are three gamblers nevertheless in the casino game at the flop. You acquire dealt 7 of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 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, 6 of hearts and 5 of diamonds. It is a wonderful flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this level you have a straight – five, six, 7, 8, nine – which can not be beaten by any other combination of cards.

    Now you decide to "slow play" your hands and attempt to draw a wager from somebody having a great pair who will like this flop, so you basically check. Amy likes the look of her palm now as she has flopped 3 five-s so she makes a bet which is called 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 managed to generate the poker nuts using a flush, his two hearts in his palm plus the three 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 extract the maximum cash from the table so he maintains his wager low enough to obtain called. You nevertheless think you’re succeeding with the directly, in reality the Ace has strengthened that belief 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 five of hearts. This really is a blow to you as you will discover now four hearts on view, so anyone using a heart is defeating you which has a flush. Mike is happy with the five as he nonetheless feels he is succeeding with the top flush, though his competitors might also have created a flush and assume they’re winning. Amy obviously could be the real winner as she has just made the nuts with four 5 spades, her 4 of the type can only be defeated by a straight flush or a greater 4 of a kind. There aren’t sufficient connected hearts showing around the table to make a directly flush and there is not yet another pair showing so it truly is not possible to produce four of a kind.

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

    Both of you held the poker nuts at one level in the game but failed to realise that the poker nuts – along with your fortunes – in Texas hold’em can change entirely with one turn of the card.

     October 8th, 2013  Spencer   No comments

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