re: Poker & Flopping a straight
Originally Posted by ludo90
Althugh julieK .. really .. if u have 2-3 and the flop is 4-5-6 YOU HAVE A FRIGGING GOOD HAND??? kidding me seriously.
I was quite serious when I said the ignorant end of a straight is not a good hand after the flop. You probably have the best hand at that point, but if you don't, you are probably going to get stacked if you play on. Wheras your chances of doubling up are slim by comparison. Face it, this hand is not going to improve, but it sure can get alot worse.
In the example hand, if the turn brings a 7 or 8, you're really in trouble.
Admittedly, holding 23 on a 456 flop is better than holding 89 on a TJQ flop, because there is more chance of people folding 7's and 8's than K's and A's.
I didn't even talk about whether the 456 flop was suited. There is a good chance there are going to be two suited cards in that flop, which makes the straight even worse.