Are there any tips to spot straights and flushes ?
So far, I have tightened up my game considerably, and am having a good time at the tables, but I am still losing. Part of the reason is that the cards are not with me, and I can live with that. The other reason, though, is that I lose big pots or keep betting into pots that are taken away by straights and flushes. Now, I wonder if there is a way I can tell when this is going to happen ? I already know that at the micro stakes I play, nothing will stop people from chasing, but I wonder if there is a rule of thumb or a technique I can use to read the board - or something. Some would say "read his hand and put him on a range", but frankly, with people taking things like 25o, 35o, and 94s to showdown, I don't think that's worth it.... I mean, they could literally hold ANYTHING....
Any ideas ?