Originally Posted by drayns1
What's the best way to maximize profits when you are dealt a flush after the flop? I recently raised my bet 8 BB and everyone folded. Resulting in a very low profit. Any thoughts?
Is it the nut flush? If so, checking is a good option to give players a chance to stab at the pot. I'd probably check/call flop, then check/raise turn.
If it isn't the nut flush, then I don't like checking my action and would rather lead out into the pot. You're going to get action from anyone holding the K or A of that same suit or they're folding all other hands except sets, 2pair, or straight/straight draws. However, checking and allowing your opponents to check behind could bring problems if the 4th suit hits the turn. So, now you're in a situation where you still be way ahead or you're way behind and betting for value with a mid flush is going to be very hard. You're either checking it down or check/folding.
Saying you raised 8BBs means nothing if we don't know the preflop action.