The roots of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain although it really is thought to have been dirived from old slang which means "delightful point, practice or experience". It is actually a "delightful thing" needless to say, because in Texas hold’em the poker nuts will be the finest feasible hands that you may have at any point in the game.

If you have the nuts, you can’t be beaten…at that stage in the hand. This may be the essential factor that lots of unskilled gamblers fail to consider, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to yet another as well as your side which was the nuts earlier on can end up being smashed!

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

You are betting a side of Holdem poker and there are three gamblers nonetheless in the game at the flop. You get dealt 7 of clubs, eight of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, 5 of clubs and Mike’s side is King, nine of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, six of hearts and five of diamonds. It is a wonderful flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this point you’ve got a straight – 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – which can not be defeated by any other mixture of cards.

Now you choose to "slow play" your hand and try to draw a bet from somebody using a superior pair who will like this flop, so you merely check. Amy likes the look of her hands now as she has flopped three five-s so she makes a bet which is known as by Mike as he now has a pair of nines with a King kicker. You prefer the way it is 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 three around the table with Ace King great now give him an unequalled hand. Mike bets as he knows he has got the nuts except he wants to extract the maximum cash from the table so he keeps his wager low enough to receive called. You nevertheless assume you’re succeeding with the directly, in reality the Ace has strengthened that opinion as you now think Mike most likely has an Ace in his hands and maybe even 2 pairs.

He’s fallen 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 you’ll find now four hearts on view, so anyone which has a heart is beating you using a flush. Mike is happy using the five as he nonetheless feels he’s succeeding with all the top flush, although his competitors may well also have created a flush and assume they’re winning. Amy naturally would be the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with four five-s, her four of the type can only be outdone by a straight flush or a greater four of a kind. There are not adequate connected hearts showing on the table to produce a directly flush and there isn’t another pair displaying so it is not possible to generate four of the kind.

Amy wins the pot although you and Mike reflect on what must have been.

Both of you held the poker nuts at one level in the game except failed to realise that the poker nuts – as well as your fortunes – in Holdem can change entirely with one turn of a card.