I have recently become a fan of TV poker. Where did the term "the nuts" come from referring to a great hand

July 28, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by james c: I have recently become a fan of TV poker. Where did the term “the nuts” come from referring to a great hand

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Answer by pokercoach
Actually “the nuts” mean a hand who cannot be beat (at a specific moment of the game).
For example: your hole cards are: 5.6 of heart and the flop come:3.4.2. with 2heart. At the moment you have the nuts, no hand can’t beat you.

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3 Responses to “I have recently become a fan of TV poker. Where did the term "the nuts" come from referring to a great hand”

  1. Tony M Says:

    Origin of “the nuts”
    In poker, “the nuts” refers to an unbeatable poker hand. According to some poker experts, the term originated in the old west, where players often bet their horse and wagon. When a player put up his horse and wagon in a game, he would be required to remove the nuts from his wagon wheels and place them in the pot, so that he could not flee if he lost the bet. Therefore, it was assumed that anyone would bet “the nuts” only with the best possible poker hand.

  2. Bruce R Says:

    Unbeatable poker hand.

  3. ReconRowan Says:

    Kinda like say having the bull by the horns. Just less honest.

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