re: Poker & when and when no to play suited connectors
Originally Posted by 1122phoenix
Odds of flopping a straight with "open ended" suited connectors is about 80 to 1, and a flush is slightly better. Decent odds for an instant made hand. Drops to 120 to 1 if one card between them.
I'm fairly new to calculating my own odds, so please correct me if I'm wrong -- I need to know if I've had the wrong idea all this time.
I'm assuming you mean about 80%
against, not 80:1 against? Wouldn't 80:1 against (much less 120:1 against) be impossible with only 50 cards left in the deck? By my calcs the odds of hitting an 8-out OE straight preflop is 42:8 = 5.25:1 = 16% (or 84% against).
Am I totally misunderstanding how to calc odds, or do poker players use some sort of funny math here that I haven't learned yet?