Poker Beginners Guide: Nuts Test (1)

This section contains some practice hands to help you develop your skills in identifying the nuts. You have to identify the nut hand in each case. Is it hand A or hand B?

  Board Cards  
   
A   B  
       

Here hand B is the nut hand, an Ace-high flush: A-8-6-3-2. An Ace-high flush beats a King-high flush. It is irrelevant that the Queen in hand A is higher than the Deuce in hand B.

  Board Cards  
   
A   B  
       

This time the player in hand B has made quad aces, which would normally be a very strong hand indeed. However, hand A is a royal flush: A-K-Q-J-10! This is the best possible hand in poker.