What bet to chase out a flush draw?
When I flop a good hand, and there's two of a suit on the board, and I want to fold out somebody with a flush draw; what's the right bet?
Obviously there is no right bet for all circumstances, because it depends on what kind of players are at the table, the stakes, what kind of table image I have at the moment, and how the stacks impact on implied odds
. So there really is no right answer, just a basis for an interesting discussion.
I tell beginners that a pot-size bet is the standard, because it offers bad pot-odds to a single caller: 2 chances in 5 to win 2 for 1, at best, since it's only 2 in 5 if there is no bet on the turn.
The problem with that is, if there are a couple other callers, the flush draw is priced in. Not to mention the likelyhood that somebody who doesn't do the math will call anyway.
So, I may either overbet the pot, or try to see the next card cheap. What do you do?