Originally Posted by F4rtknock3r
My question is how could have played this better including the best time to fold. This being the 3rd hand dealt to me I did not have any read on my opponent.
Depends on exactly what position you were in... if the button minraised and then three players called including you, were you one of the blinds or did you limp before the button raised?
In either case, you're fine to just open fold this hand preflop, unless there's already been a couple of limpers and you're in late position so you're getting better odds
. Otherwise you've just got a weak ace out of position and it'll cost you more money than it'll win you in the long run.
As played once you hit your flush you're stacking this every single time, every single day of the week at this level. Two pair, straight, trips and lower flushes will all pay you off. In fact the answer to the question in your subject line (when to fold a nut flush) is "pretty much never" when you're playing at these low stakes. The range of hands that beat you will almost always be only a small percentage of the hands that will be willing to pay you off.