I flop the nuts – on the turn I made the best possible straight flush but am drawing dead. a. What does the board look like? b. What are my hole cards? c. What does my opponent hold?

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    I'll take the bait. I don't think it's possible for you to both have the nut straight flush and to be drawing dead on the turn. Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 21:25
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    This Texas Hold'em Situation is not possible. Commented Oct 9, 2014 at 7:07
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    My dad always tried to teach me that there are no stupid questions :) Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 11:30
  • The best possible straight flush is T J Q K A (also called a royal flush, but not distinguished from any other straight flush except for its range. Since that's the best possible hand, no, it's not possible to be drawing dead while holding this hand.
    – mah
    Commented Nov 8, 2014 at 17:22
  • no it is not. you cant have the nuts and be drawing dead at the same time
    – user3588
    Commented Aug 25, 2015 at 14:18

3 Answers 3


This is a semantics question. "The Nuts" vs "Nut Flush" Ace hi flush (any numbers) was called the "nut flush". Whatever cards King down make "the nuts" if they are a straight flush. It's the James Bond hand 57 straight flush(The Nuts) to A Hi flush (Nut Flush)


Is it a reference to this situation?
Board 2h 4h 5h 6h
You Ah 3h
Opponent 7h 8h

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    In this answer, "you" does not have the best possible straight flush (the nuts, which "you" has on the turn per the question), thus invalidating the answer. (In fairness, it's tough to come up with a scenario that doesn't exist though.)
    – mah
    Commented Jan 15, 2016 at 20:06

A. 2♣ 8♥ 9♥ - 5♥ - T♥

B. 6♥ 7♥

C. J♥ Q♥

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    This doesn't satisfy the "drawing dead on the turn" criterion. Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 21:22
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    The flop doesn't give hero the nuts, which is a requirement.
    – Toby Booth
    Commented Oct 8, 2014 at 23:51

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