re: Poker & Chasing Flush
Originally Posted by HorseBuddy
Is it worth chasing a flush, if you have 4 cards to a flush on the flop
There is not going to be one simple answer to this question as this is going to change from hand to hand, you really need to read up and understand how to figure out how many outs you have, how to calculate pot odds
, both immediate and implied, understand discounted outs, etc. This is basic poker knowledge that you really can't live without or you'll be burning money. But speaking in a general sense, I think people tend to overvalue the amount of implied odds they have when chasing a flush as when the 3rd flush card hits the board it tends to kill any action, whereas with chasing a str8 people don't see it as easily on the board and you tend to get paid off more when you hit.