Poker Term of the Week

This week’s term is nuts. In the poker world, if you have the best possible hand at any given moment, then you have the nuts.

For example, if you have pocket 8’s and the flop comes 7-8-2, then you have the nuts as a set of 8’s is the best possible hand at that moment during the hand. However, if a Jack comes on the turn, then you would no longer have the nuts, as a player holding 9, 10 would have a straight. If the river pairs the board, then you would have the nuts again because you would have a full house (or quad 8’s if the river card was the last 8).