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Old 10-07-2019, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DragonAsh View Post
Blast off into the nuts here and there

Originally Posted by John DiFool View Post
What does this idiom mean? [idly curious]
"the nuts" refers to the best possible hand in a given situation. A player holding the nuts knows that he can't possibly be beaten on a particular hand.

Poker players will sometimes bluff; holding a poor hand but placing a bet in the hope that the other players will all fold. Occasionally, you'll pick the wrong time to bluff. If another player has a great hand, maybe even "the nuts", then they won't fold and the bluffer loses. Postle, from what I gather reading the OP, has been extremely fortunate in when he has chosen to bluff. All of his bluffs have been when the other players had poor hands that they had to fold.