The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are unclear even though it’s thought to have come from old jargon which means "delightful issue, practice or experience". It can be a "delightful thing" naturally, because in Texas hold em the poker nuts may be the best feasible palm that it is possible to have at any level in the game.

If you have the nuts, you cannot be beaten…at that point in the hand. This is the critical factor that lots of inexperienced gamblers fail to take account of, the nuts can move from 1 gambler to another and your side which was the nuts earlier on can end up being smashed!

The following example must demonstrate the fickle nature of the cards in Hold’em poker and how your nuts can swiftly turn to pulp!

You’re playing a side of Hold’em poker and there are three gamblers still in the casino game at the flop. You obtain dealt seven of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has five of spades, five 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. This really is a wonderful flop for you – you’ve got the poker nuts! At this point you’ve got a straight – 5, six, seven, eight, nine – which cannot be beaten by any other combination of cards.

Now you determine to "slow play" your hands and try to draw a wager from somebody having a superior pair who will like this flop, so you merely check. Amy likes the look of her palm now as she’s flopped 3 five-s so she makes a bet which is named by Mike as he now has a pair of nines which has a King kicker. You like the way it’s going so you call the wager.

The turn card is Ace of hearts. Mike is now smiling to himself as he has just been able to generate the poker nuts with a flush, his two hearts in his hand plus the three around the table with Ace King good now give him an unbeatable hand. Mike bets as he knows he has got the nuts but he wants to extract the maximum cash from the table so he maintains his bet low adequate to have called. You nevertheless assume you are succeeding with all the straight, in fact the Ace has strengthened that belief as you now think Mike probably has an Ace in his hands and maybe even two pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it’s the five of hearts. This is a blow to you as you will find now four hearts on view, so anyone which has a heart is defeating you that has a flush. Mike is happy together with the five as he nonetheless feels he is winning using the top flush, though his opponents may also have produced a flush and feel they’re winning. Amy of course may be the real winner as she has just produced the nuts with four five-s, her 4 of the sort can only be outdone by a straight flush or a much better four of the kind. There aren’t enough connected hearts displaying on the table to generate a straight flush and there is not an additional pair displaying so it truly is impossible to make four of a kind.

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

Both of you held the poker nuts at one level in the casino game but failed to realise that the poker nuts – and your fortunes – in Holdem can change entirely with one turn of the card.