Originally Posted by LeGenie
Well the issue that I had was the fact that he was a very tight player so he could have already made a flush and betting for value hit a set or something of that sort.
It's significantly more likely, statistically, for even a tight player to have a flush draw than a made flush here. Any two hole cards (e.g. AK) are three times as likely to miss as they are to hit a flush board; and fifteen
times as likely to miss if they're offsuit.
That said, yeah fold pre. I'd feel semi-comfortable limping (though it's very borderline -- if I was gonna limp a marginal hand from the SB I'd prefer like J7s or whatever), but unless you're a really good postflop player, seeing flops out of position with no initiative and a really weak speculative hand is very unprofitable, no matter what your odds are. Basically, if you can't raise a hand preflop, fold it. And if you're going to fold two pair
(one of the very few boards you're happy to see with that hand) just because the board scared you, then don't even consider playing that hand from any position. I'm serious.
Basically, until you develop enough of an understanding to play marginal/difficult situation with weak hands, don't ever play non-premium hands. You really don't have any reason to, in a full-ring game.