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Hey guys new to the site and only recently just got back into poker trying to become a winning player. Yesterday the flip came out 5 78 clubs I had 6 4 off and the other guy had q something clubs. What are the odds of flipping a flush and straight. 6 players left on final table.
Ah yes, now I understand what you mean. I believe that in this type of situation it's more likely he does NOT have the flush, but you need to think about the subsequent streets and be willing to fold your straight if a fourth flush card appears on the turn or river.
Odds of flopping a flush = 0.8%. Odds of flopping a straight with 1-gap connectors, as you had = 1.0%. So about even, but for them both to happen in the same hand, pretty unlikely. The trick of course is to not let the weak suited anythings see the flop for cheap. The more players see the flop, the worse your odds.
Most players will let you know when they're chasing a flush (check/call, check/call) and almost all will let you know on the river if they made it (shove or check/shove depending on how you've been playing the hand up to that point).