The beginnings of the phrase "poker nuts" are uncertain even though it can be thought to have come from old jargon meaning "delightful point, practice or experience". It is really a "delightful thing" of course, because in Texas hold’em the poker nuts will be the greatest possible hands that you can have at any stage in the game.

If you’ve got the nuts, you can not be beaten…at that level in the hand. This would be the essential factor that a great deal of inexperienced gamblers fail to take account of, the nuts can move from one gambler to an additional as well as your palm which was the nuts previous on can end up being crushed!

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

You might be betting a side of Hold’em poker and there are three players still in the game at the flop. You have dealt 7 of clubs, 8 of diamonds; Amy has 5 of spades, five of clubs and Mike’s palm is King, 9 of hearts.

The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, six of hearts and 5 of diamonds. This can be a excellent flop for you – you have got the poker nuts! At this point you might have a straight – five, six, 7, 8, 9 – which can not be beaten by any other combination of cards.

Now you decide to "slow play" your hand and try to draw a wager from somebody with a superior pair who will like this flop, so you basically check. Amy likes the look of her hands now as she has flopped 3 five-s so she makes a bet which is referred to as by Mike as he now has a pair of nines using 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 grinning to himself as he has just been able to produce the poker nuts that has a flush, his two hearts in his hands plus the three on the table with Ace King good now give him an unbeatable hand. Mike wagers as he knows he has got the nuts but he wants to extract the max cash from the table so he maintains his bet low adequate to obtain called. You even now feel you are succeeding with the directly, in reality the Ace has strengthened that belief as you now think Mike most likely has an Ace in his palm and perhaps even two pairs.

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

The river is dealt and it is the 5 of hearts. This is a blow to you as you’ll find now 4 hearts on view, so anyone which has a heart is defeating you which has a flush. Mike is happy using the five as he even now feels he’s succeeding with the top flush, though his opponents may also have created a flush and think they’re winning. Amy needless to say is the real winner as she has just manufactured the nuts with four 5 spades, her four of the kind can only be beaten by a straight flush or a far better four of the kind. There are not sufficient connected hearts displaying around the table to make a straight flush and there isn’t yet another pair displaying so it truly is impossible to generate 4 of a kind.

Amy captures the pot whilst you and Mike reflect on what need to have been.

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