My 4 flush draw rules

TenJack

TenJack

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Here are the rules i follow at my tables to win the most (and lose the least) on a flush draw.

1: Don't draw to a flush on a paired board. Even when you make your hand, you get into a lot of awkward turn/river spots. Example:

Hero had AsJs on a Ts Td 8s board vs v with 88. turn is 4s, hero bets and villain jams. Yuck!

2: Always draw to a flush on a str8 board. Even when you aren't getting the direct pot odds, implied odds are through the roof. If you can hit your card, you will stack str8s and make a killing. Overall, it is a winning play.

3: Keep in mind stack and pot sizes. If you a 100BB stack, and you need to call 10BB to draw, the next street you will probably have to call >20BB. This is especially important in tournaments, you need to know if calling one street is going to price you into a jam the next.

4: Mix it up with your strong draws. Throw in a raise, bet, or c-riase with an A-high or a straight flush draw every now and then.

If you have anything to add or disagree with something comment pls!
 
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Gildog89

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I like these rules. I always follow rule #1 after learning the hard way.

I think the use of "always" in rule 2 is dangerous. Stack sizes can really mess with implied odds, but generally I like the thought here.
 
TenJack

TenJack

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true! It goes together with #3 as well, make sure your not going to be priced in even on a bad river!
 
ScooperNova

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pot odds are a good guide to follow. And yes, drawing for a flush at a paired board can be a fools errand.
 
Jdjakubisin

Jdjakubisin

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One more...

Here are the rules i follow at my tables to win the most (and lose the least) on a flush draw.

1: Don't draw to a flush on a paired board. Even when you make your hand, you get into a lot of awkward turn/river spots. Example:

Hero had AsJs on a Ts Td 8s board vs v with 88. turn is 4s, hero bets and villain jams. Yuck!

2: Always draw to a flush on a str8 board. Even when you aren't getting the direct pot odds, implied odds are through the roof. If you can hit your card, you will stack str8s and make a killing. Overall, it is a winning play.

3: Keep in mind stack and pot sizes. If you a 100BB stack, and you need to call 10BB to draw, the next street you will probably have to call >20BB. This is especially important in tournaments, you need to know if calling one street is going to price you into a jam the next.

4: Mix it up with your strong draws. Throw in a raise, bet, or c-riase with an A-high or a straight flush draw every now and then.

If you have anything to add or disagree with something comment pls!

5) When getting your 5th of the suit, a reraise to 3x your bet is too much to not be beat with the higher flush. I've read/ heard so many guides that say that having your flush from 2 cards in the hole and 3 on the board makes it "highly unlikely" that your opponent has the flush as well.
 
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