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Going After A Flush on the Internet

May 27th, 2013 at 3:21

Chasing a flush on-line – Sometimes the numbers just don’t add up!

There is an age old debate in poker – ought to you chase a flush? Initially of all we should define what we imply here by "chasing a flush on the net."

Chasing anything in Hold’em poker could be the practice of wagering to stay in a palm in the hope that you will make a far better hand, even despite the fact that you might have absolutely nothing in the time. So chasing a flush implies wagering that you just will have the card or card that you have to total your flush palm around the turn or river. You can’t chase a flush before the flop because at that time you only have two cards so the flush isn’t on.

So let’s say you happen to be playing one of the big poker web-sites on the web, you have been dealt the Ace and 9 of spades and you’ve paid to see the flop.

The flop is twos seven spades Kd and one of your competitors comes out betting strongly with a fair sized increase, what do you do?

First of all ask yourself what kind of hand you are up against. The possibilities are triples, one more flush draw, a pair of Kings or a complete bluff, so as it stands you happen to be only winning towards the bluff with your Ace. Around the other hand when you hit a spade in the last two cards you have the nut flush and could only lose to a full house or four of a kind.

About the face of it you may possibly assume that statistically you’ve about a 50-50 probability of hitting your spade, after all there is 2 cards to arrive and 4 suits so there must be about a half opportunity, appropriate?


You already have 2 of the spades in your palm and there is one more two showing to the table, so you know five cards and four of them are spades. That implies you might have 9 spades left obtainable out of the forty seven cards you haven’t seen, which is only a forty two % chance of catching your flush.

Should you do bet about the turn and don’t make your flush, what do you do then? You may have possibly now become pot-committed, you’ve got put so significantly into the pot that you may possibly as nicely wager again around the river unless there is a huge raise or all-in in opposition to you, except now your odds of producing the flush have dropped dramatically to only twenty one per cent.

But what of that other factor, the mysterious internet poker syndrome? What I imply by that is while you statistically have a forty two per cent opportunity of creating a flush, is that what in fact happens in reality? If you bet the exact same palm in the similar on line poker table one hundred occasions would you obtain a flush forty two instances? From my personal experience I doubt it. Flushes seem to arrive around lots much less often than forty two out of one hundred instances!

That is just my own opinion and I’m sure the poker sites would tell you a diverse story, but the way I see it is forty two percent is the quite Greatest you are ever going to receive and you may well nicely have a great deal less possibility than that of hitting your flush.

Bottom line? Chasing a flush on-line is a incredibly risky method that sucks you in and over commits you, without giving you enough of a opportunity of pulling out the winning hand.

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