Originally Posted by sarahholt3
Thank you so much for your help. You guys are the best. Everything mentioned above is super helpful. I printed it out as reference material...but, it didn't really answer my question (completely my fault for writing such a convoluted question).
Let me try and clarify...will break it two parts starting with what I understand. I think that will elucidate what I don't know (aka my question).
What I know:
1. I know the odds of being dealt two suited cards at any sized table
2. I know the odds of making a flush when holding two suited cards pre-flop, turn and river
What I don't understand is this:
-When the flop is three cards of the same suit. For example, 3s 5s Qs what are the odds that your opponent is holding 2 spades?
-All I can come up with when trying to research this are the odds that opponent is holding suited cards. That doesn't seem at all useful because, using example above, I don't give a crap if they are holding suited hearts, clubs, or diamonds. I want to know odds of them (again using example above) holding spades
I am certain I have over-thought this whole mess. I am asking because I mostly play in $5 - $10 sit-n-gos and I want to know how cautious I should be when I see 3 cards of the same suit on the flop. It seems like it comes up often and it seems silly that everyone freezes up.
Again, thanks so much for your help. sarah
I think what you are asking is a very tough question and would be dependant on a number of things,a partial list.
Pre flop raises-how likely was the action pre flop that someone hung in there with suited cards.
The flop-If the flop contains the Ace and King of same suit,It is less
likely (IMO) that someone has flush draw.
If you bet the flop and see what kind of resistance you get and take it from there.This probably isn't exactly what you asked but I felt like it was best answer I could give!