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What is Effective Nuts in Poker?

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The effective nuts is an objective term, meaning your hand may not be the best possible hand, but it’s effectively the best possible hand given the situation.


Example: Suppose your opponent raises preflop, you re-raise with and your opponent calls. The flop comes . Your opponent is unlikely to have raised and called a re-raise with exactly preflop, so you hold the effective nuts with your set of sevens.

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