Originally Posted by Gen1GT
You're very welcome
So basically, when I've got an A4 suited(or similar hand), my pot odds are 15:1.
Errrr - not exactly.
First off, 'pot odds' are the ratio between [amount of the pot plus that bet facing you] and [the bet facing you]. For example someone bets 500 into you, and there's another 1000 in the middle, you're getting 1500(1000+500):500 or 3:1.
You're thinking of drawing odds.
In order to get proper odds to call an A4 suited based on the fact that you're chasing only the flush, then you'd need 15:1 pot odds before the flop, and....agh nevermind that example
Think of it this way:
Forget about those odds when you're playing something like Ax suited.
Play those types of hands only when you get in from late position, and there have been a few limpers ahead of you to give you good pot odds. Then if you get a flush draw on the flop, consider these drawing odds when faced with a bet:
Flush draw odds:
flop to the turn: 4.22:1
turn to the river: 4.11:1
So in order to chase the draw, you'll need around those odds to call profitably.