Originally Posted by dasher
Interesting numbers, but let's not forget that to hit a straight or a flush you'll need at least three of those "useful" cards. Probably two of them on the flop if you want to continue your draw.


Well i did say, "that's why some folks like them", and "be ready to fold", and of course position and table are important.
But for instance; AKo =
3+3=6 +3x4=12 =18 cards that can produce a hand, and many of which can be beat. Half as many as SCs
Pocket pairs of course barely have any way to increase. Good in a heads up, but not so good against party pots.
As far as needing two cards on the flop, well that's needing 66% right?
The mid SC gives a 35/50, or 70% chance that any card is useful. Now that doesn't entirely line up because the straight cards are not necessarily the flush cards.
Just the flush cards are 11/50, or 22%.
Just the straight (including suited) are 24/50, or 48%, and if you get hit high/low they still might not work out....
Of course, you always need to know when to fold.