Originally Posted by cyclone45
Lemme illustrate... Let's take a hand like KJ off suit
Flop comes 10 Q 3 rainbow
Maximum Potential outs.... 8 Ah As Ad Ac 10h 10s 10d 10c
Now let's take the exact same starting hand but suited... kjh
Flop comes 2h 4h 6c
Maximum Potential outs:9 Ah 3h 5h 6h 7h 8h 9h 10h Qh
And thats why I like to draw at flushes more.
With your pocket the same suit and 2 more on board, yes, the flush draw is a better draw than the OESD. I like these more myself. You simply have more outs, and a flush is a strong hand. In any draw situation of any kind, its gonna be the pot odds
(and perhaps implied odds if you are not going all in or putting someone else all in) that should help you decide whether or not to chase. (and the table dynamics as well)
just for info purposes:
There are 5,148 possible flushes, of which 40 are also straight flushes, the probability of being dealt a flush, which is not also a straight flush, in a five-card hand is
There are 10,240 possible straights, of which 40 are also straight flushes, the probability of being dealt a straight, which is not also a straight flush, in a five-card deal is
2,598,960 = 0.39%
The above numbers are supposed to be fractions, i.e. 5108 over 2,598,960 and so on, I cant get my keyboard to make it look better.