Nut Flush in Poker

Nut Flush in Poker

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Poker is a game full of surprises. Unless you are an experienced player who knows the in and out of poker, the game will never stop boggling you with its various outcomes. Wouldn’t you want to have a set of hands that can never be beaten in a game and this phenomenon is called a nut flush. Here, we talk about it and its usage in poker and its variants along with a sneak peak about nut flush draw.

What exactly does nut flush mean in poker?

This is used to signify the best possible flush or hands in a given game and also means that no other opponent can potentially hold a greater set of cards to beat the player with this hand. Generally, nut in poker means to have the strongest hand among the rest of the players in the game. Hence, a straight flush cannot be claimed as a nut flush unless and until there really is nuts at the table.

How did this term come about?

The term nut flush is also used to refer ace high flush, even though it might not be nuts. If the board present allows for full houses, it means that stronger hands can be formed through thorough strategizing. In situations like this, players consider ace high flush to be nut flush, though in reality they are supposed to be stone cold nuts. It takes a different form in community card games like five card draw and stud. This is due to the belief that there can always be a stronger hand when compared to the one in question. Basically, it means that there is no possibility of nuts in those card games.

How to best use it in your poker games?

Some of the ways you can use ace high flush in optimizing your strategy towards victory is by –

·  It shouldn’t be used prominently in card games where flushes tend to be more common.

·  If the board allows all houses, it is better not to use ace high flushes as they are much weaker in those communities.

·  It is best used when they are also known to be stone cold nuts.

·  It is supposed to be weaker in games where the boards of the players are coordinated.

What is nut flush draw?

The term nut flush draw typically means to have a flush draw in the case of a nut flush during the game. It can be aggressively played in most of the variants of poker. However, they do not have to be the right set of hands for the given game play.

Even if two players are known to have nut flush draw, their positions aren’t considered to be equal. In games such as Hold’em, two card nut flush draw is considered to be stronger and higher than one card nut flush draw. This is because the former is known to give a better payout than the latter.

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