Texas Hold 'em Poker Nut Hands I -
The lowest ranking
nut hand on the river in Texas Hold 'em Poker is a set of
With a little practice,
Texas Hold 'em Poker players learn to read the board and
determine the hole cards necessary to make the nut hand.
Most of the time no one actually has the nuts, but when
someone raises, take time to study the board. It pays to
know the difference between a probable winner and the
absolute nuts in Texas Hold 'em Poker.
A set is three of a kind
with a pair in the hole and the third card of the set on
the board. Trips are three of a kind with a pair on the
board and the third card in the hole. A set can be the
nuts, trips cannot. Trips can become a nut fullhouse, a
A nut set is three of a
kind with a pair in the hole equal to the highest card on
the board (top set) and no possibility of a straight or a
flush. The smallest possible nut set on the river is a
set of queens. With any top set on the river that is
lower than queens, there will always be the possibility
of at least a straight.
Scroll down through the
examples below to get a better understanding of the nut
sets in Texas Hold 'em Poker.