There will be many consonants and those who disagree. There is pure mathematics. It says that the probability of collecting a straight is 0.39%. The probability of collecting a flush is 0.2%. A straight should be collected 2 times more often than a flash. But if you take one game session (it doesn’t matter if this is a cache or a tournament), then the probabilities can change dramatically! It's poker! You can never collect a street during one session at all)))))
There will be many consonants and those who disagree. There is pure mathematics. It says that the probability of collecting a straight is 0.39%. The probability of collecting a flush is 0.2%. A straight should be collected 2 times more often than a flash. But if you take one game session (it doesnít matter if this is a cache or a tournament), then the probabilities can change dramatically! It's poker! You can never collect a street during one session at all)))))
The probabilities can not change. That's the whole idea of a probability.
What you probably wanted to say, is that - even tho straights should happen twice as often as flushes, it can happen that during one session, you see more flushes then straights.
But the probability of it happening, has to stay the same !
Large HH should show having more straights than flushes. Unless you are chasing flushes and folding potential straights. It is contingent on bet sizes on the hands that fold (pot odds). All things equal, those are accurate on straights having a higher percentage of winning.
"Luck comes and goes but knowledge stays forever."
I think, in my modest observations, that we see more flushes completed due to the fact that players do try to complete a flush more often than a straight.
The rationale being, that any card as long as is the same color as yours will deliver the Flush, while the straight needs to be the exact sequence!
Well if you are needing just 1 card for the straight, the chances are less likely than getting that 1 card for the flush. Overall though the straight does happen more often. It seems like that 1 card for the straight never comes when you need it for sure.
A flush is surely more rare than a straight; I think the problem is thinking about it counter-intuitively. Flushes are tough because there are only 13 cards of each suit and you need five of them for a flush. However, a straight can "overlap" 5-high straight with Ace,2,3,4,5 but then also a 6-high straight is possible via 6,5,4,3,2. This "overlap" works all the way up through King and then back to Ace again because A, K, Q, J, T (10) is a straight. Also, note that suits are irrelevant for straights. Take the 6-high straight example from above. Each number card could be any combination of suits.
When you approach the hands this way, then you begin to realize that a straight isn't as rare to get as a flush.
Statistically a straight will turn up more often than a flush, but your thinking during a game can be skewed by what you are dealt and what the flop brings. However if the game could last indefinately there would be more straights than flushes
It is just a matter of perspective, probability-wise, straights are more probable than flushes. But in reality, players are more prone to play more combinations of suited hands than connecting hands.
Likewise, I believe I've seen more Royal Flushes than Straight Flushes, even though Royal Flush is the rarest hand in Poker. But in reality, people are less likely to fold a suited 10,J,Q,K,A than any other suited connector combination.
Well you cannot beat statistics and probability. If you play an infinite amount of hands you will see more straights than flushes. Sometimes there can be certain periods of times that you see more flushes, and that can happen for sure.
Having read all the above, when you're sitting at the table and you have a chance of filling either a flush or a straight, The odds of making the flush are about 4.2/1, and the odds of making the straight are 4.9/1.
I think you are mistaken because all four suits can participate in building a straight, and only one is needed for a flush. You will be surprised, but according to the theory of probability, a straight is twice as common as a flash.
Playing flush is easier, because if you are the one who defends, you will have to deign to pay, as long as it is consistent, and if you link your project, exploit it to the fullest, instead when you have the straight it is more difficult, you are going to have to make big bets to manage to throw an opponent who is chasing a very high flush, a card can make your ladder useless and make you throw your hand, it is a difficult situation