The origins of the expression “poker bean” are uncertain although it is thought to have come from an old slang meaning “fun thing, practice or experience”.
This is the “fun stuff” of course, because in Texas Holdem poker bean is the best hand you can have at any point in the game.
If you have nuts, you’re not beaten… at that point in the hand. This is an important factor that many experienced players fail to take into account, the nuts can move from one player to another and your hand that was the nut before on can end up being crushed!
The Daftar Ion Club example should demonstrate the fickle nature of the cards in Texas Holdem poker and how your nuts can quickly turn to mush!
You play a hand of Texas Holdem poker and there are three players still in the game on the flop.
You get dealt 7 clubs, 8 diamonds; Amy has 5 spades, 5 from clubs and John’s hand is King, 9 hearts.
The flop is dealt and the cards are 9 of hearts, 6 of hearts and 5 of diamonds. This is a big flop for you – you’ve got poker nuts! At this point you have a straight – 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – which cannot be beaten by any other combination of cards.
Now you decide to “slow play” your hand and try to pull a bet from someone with a high pair which would be like the flop, so you just check. Amy likes the look of her hand now as she plops three 5s so she made a bet called by John because she now has a pair of 9s with the King kicker. You like the way it’s going so you call the bet.
The turn card is an Ace of hearts. John is now smiling to himself because he just managed to make poker nuts with a flush, his two hearts in his hand plus three on the table with a high King Ace now giving him an unbeatable hand. John bets because he knows he has the nuts but he wants to take maximum cash off the table so he keeps the bet low enough to be called. You still think you won straight, in fact the Ace has strengthened the belief that because now you take into account John might have an Ace in his hand and maybe even two pairs.
He fell into your trap! Or so you think.
The river is handled and it is 5 hearts. This is a hit for you because there are now four hearts on display, so whoever with the heart beats you with a flush. John is happy with 5 because he still feels he won with a top flush, while his opponents have also made a flush and think they won. Amy is of course the real winner as she just made the nuts with four 5s, her four of a kind can only be beaten by a straight flush or better four of a kind. There are not enough connected hearts showing on the table to make a straight flush and no other pair showing so it is impossible to make a four of a kind.
Amy wins the pot while you and John contemplate what it should be.
You both held poker nuts at one point in the game but failed to realize that poker nuts – and your luck – in Texas Holdem can change completely with one change of cards.