Do you ever get to the point when you're playing online where you turn decent hole cards...and get nervous? I find myself increasingly thinking, "Alright, a pair of fives on the button. Good deal. But, wait. I wonder if there's a pair of fours and
a pair of sixes sitting out there? And there's going to be three sets on the board by the turn, waiting for the collision?" It's like I'm starting to expect
the wicked beat to show up, as if it were inevitable.
I've just seen so many of those type hands, and there seems to be more and more of them all the time. "Action hands". But I never seem to be the one in the driver's seat when the river rolls. Sets beaten by larger sets. Straights beaten by flushes. Flushes beaten by full houses. Yesterday, the biggest train wreck I'd ever personally witnessed. Wasn't involved, thank God. AA, QQ, JJ turned into Quad Queens, quad Jacks, and a Full House A's over Q's. Two players busted out holding absolutely monster hands. One player wins a $140 pot at the nickle/dime table
! I mean, come on.
The more I play the ring games, the more I'm beginning to ever-so-slightly lean toward considering the possibility that occasional hands like that are inserted into the mix to generate rake for the house. One deal an hour on each of dozens and dozens of tables can mean a huge increase in revenue for the card room over the course of a business day. In the extreme example given above, who in their right mind would fold?
Originally Posted by colin_147
I never used to chase the flush but lately I have been limping and caught a few nice one's. Ladbrokes is renowned for hitting flushes on the river and I would say I hit it 70% when holding the 4 pre-turn. Won a huge pot with 4 all-ins when holding A Jh a few days ago
Four-flushed on the flop? Less than 2-to-1 against
making your flush on the turn or river. 1.85 to 1
, to be exact. Percentage-wise, one of the best spots in poker. Unless my hole(s) is too small to be a competitive kicker vs. another flush, I'll see that one through to the end. If I've got the Ace for the nut flush draw, I may even become the aggressor, depending upon my position.