Hand Quiz question

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Joined: 17.01.2009
From Small Stakes Hold'em by Malmuth, Miller & Sklansky page 285-286

In the first Turn Play question

If I have:

A K

And without the river card, the board is:

T 6 4 2

HOW MANY OUTS TO THE NUTS DO I HAVE ?

in the quiz, it says "7, or maybe more" - pls explain. thx

(Why not 9 (all other spades), or only 4 ( 3, 5, J and Q of spades), if you discount all the theoretical straight flushes, that can be completed)

Is it 7 outs, because 4 or 2 of spades would give someone with a set of tens or sixes a full house, but any straight flush possibilities are just too unlikely to be taken into consideration ?
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Joined: 25.03.2005
Hi Pirokunn,

you almost got the answer by yourself.

The definition of "the nuts" is an unbeatable hand. As a flush can be beaten by a fullhouse a flush with the 4 or 2 can't count as the nuts.

This doesn't mean that you have a monster if you hit your flush with a 4 or 2 .
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