Originally Posted by medeiros13
I respectfully disagree with those saying to stay away from mid level connecters. These hands have just as good a chance of flopping a straight than A234 etc. I understand the points about scooping the pot but lets say you have 6789 and you see a flop like 7 10 J rainbow. Then, you have the nut straight (granted another broadway card gets you in trouble) and the low chaser needs runner runner to potentially get any part of the low. Is this really any different than hitting a set with the same type of board where another broadway card counterfeits your set?
If you have 6789, you want to see a 458, even knowing
that you will split the pot. A 7TJ flop is your worst case scenario, and a sucker hand. Any 8, 9, Q, K or ace, (that is 18 outs twice!!) and you no longer have the nuts. So, it is not just the broadway card that counterfeits you, you forgot about the 3 8s & 3 9s. And that is even without the possibility of the board pairing up. And that likelihood is further increased by the fact that you are not holding those cards either.
So by your own example, you made an argument for why low connectors are not good. In order for you to make your nut straight, there will
be a low. Four cards to a broadway is a completely different animal. And 4 cards to a wheel are the same animal as 4 to a broadway, just a different color. They each have the potential to scoop. One more thing, broadway cards that are suited (especially ace of course) has added potential for a flush - middle card, if suited, usually do not. You certainly could not raise them.