This is a discussion on straight or flush ? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; Flush worth more but isnt harder to hit a straight than a flush ? What about the probably of both ? 


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re: Poker & straight or flush ?
Probability of getting a flush is 3% and a straight is 4%, therefor the ranking of who wins puts the flush ahead of the straight (ie if lower percent probability, then less likely to get this hand).
But, after the flop, to make a flush; you usually have 9 outs (36%) but to make a straight  you have only 8 outs (32%). SO YES, after the flop, it is easier to make a flush. What makes the math probabilities work like this, is that there are many more combinations of pocket cards that will make a straight compared to those that will make a flush. 
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Probabilities of getting a flush verses probability of drawing to your flush
Probability of getting a flush is 3% and a straight is 4%, therefor the ranking of who wins puts the flush ahead of the straight (ie if lower percent probability, then less likely to get this hand).
But, after the flop, to make a flush; you usually have 9 outs (36%) but to make a straight  you have only 8 outs (32%). SO YES, after the flop, it is easier to make a flush. What makes the math probabilities work like this, is that there are many more combinations of pocket cards that will make a straight compared to those that will make a flush. 
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I dont like math, you can do nothing if what card comes up next in Turn and River. Therefore I can say if you have flush draw on the flop or straight draw on the flop, 52 cards in a deck including the dealt cards, just count your outs, if you believe will come out, so be it..and if you feel you get lucky seize the day!
Example in a Tournament, one player accidentally exposed his folded one card (8h), and you hold 8,8, and one player goes all in with a better image on him but folding pocket eights is a tough decision(heads up). The problem is you only have one outer to get a strong hand if ever he's ahead of you.But despite of it you still gamble pocket eights as you feel thats your lucky and believe you wil win that hand and the board goes 5,7,A,6,9 against AA. All I can say is, Thats poker! No assurance at all. Even you fully know about poker calculations you can do nothing if will come out or not, unless you have great skill of bluffing. 
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re: Poker & straight or flush ?
Both of this combinations are very strong, if you have a straight or a flush, as usual it is a nuts, but i like flush more, cause if my opponent hits a straight and there are 3 suited cards on the board (that gives me a flush), he will never know that I have a flush (I think) and he will loose his stack, maybe if I would have straight, I woud loose too in this situation.
