Holdem Suited Cards
by Bill Burton
This lesson is about Holdem Suited cards at How
to Play Poker
The biggest mistake that losing poker players make is
playing too many hands.
When playing Texas Holdem at online
casinos, your position will be a
factor in deciding which hands to play.
When you are in early position, you have
distinct disadvantage because
you have no idea what the players acting after you will do. It is
the pot could be raised and re-raised after you enter the hand. For
reason, you need to have a much stronger hand if you want to play from
Players incorrectly play two Holdem suited cards from any
position. These novice players
too much value on the cards just because they are the same suit.
would not play a hand 2-6 off suit will suddenly play it from early
just because the cards are the same suit. They think they will
flush more often than they actually will.
The truth is that you cannot play any two holdem
suited cards from any position if you expect to be a consistent winner.
playing Winning Poker knows about odds and probability.
take a look at a
few cold facts concerning the realities of a flush draw.
Getting two holdem suited cards as a starting hand is fairly
common. The probability of being dealt two suited cards is 23.58% which
those who like to play ASAP will have plenty of chances to enter the
Completing your flush is a lot more difficult.
The probability of flopping three of your suit giving you a
complete flush is .842%. The odds against you are 118:1.
The probability of flopping two of your suit for a four
flush is 10.944 %. The odds are 8:1 against you.
The probability of only flopping one of your suits is 41.6%.
The odds are 1.4:1.
If you have a four flush after the flop, the probability of
making a flush on the turn or river is 34.97%.
The Odds against you are 1.86:1.
If you have a four-flush after the turn the probability of
making a flush on the river is19.6%.
The odds against you are 4.1:1
Turn and River
If you flop only one of your suit, the probability of
hitting your suit on the turn and the river is 1.7%.
The odds against you are 55:1.
Finally, for all the possibilities if you start suited
stay to see all seven cards (your two and the five board cards) the
that you will make a flush is 5.77%. The odds against you are
A Bad Choice
Simply put for every time you play two holdem suited cards you will
only make your flush about once in 16 tries. If you play low holdem
still have to worry about a bigger flush beating you.
The reason you play your holdem suited cards in late position when
there is a lot of players in the pot is that you will then be getting
correct pot odds to justify attempting a flush draw.
money you win when you
make your flush will offset the money you lose when you don’t make it.
In a live game you can
reach in you pocket if
you go broke and buy more chips.
In the long run, you will
make money with
flush draws as long as you get proper odds to try.
In a tournament, you have to be cautious because the chips
you lose on a busted draw play can’t be replaced. When you go broke,
home. Even when you are getting correct odds, you can do serious damage
tournament chip stack if you don’t make it. Playing every time you have
cards without regards pot odds is suicide.
use the acronym ASAP in my log book to denote a player who will play Any Suited cards from Any Position. ASAP means fast
and this how you will lose your money if you continue to play two
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