Chasing A Flush on the Net
October 22nd, 2012 by Deacon

Chasing a flush online – Occasionally the numbers just do not add up!

There’s an age old debate in poker – ought to you chase a flush? 1st of all we must define what we imply here by "chasing a flush on-line."

Chasing anything in Holdem poker is the practice of betting to stay in a hand in the hope that you just will make a better hand, even even though you may well have absolutely nothing at the time. So chasing a flush indicates wagering that you will have the card or card that you should complete your flush hand within the turn or river. You can not chase a flush before the flop because at that time you only have two cards so the flush is not on.

So let us say you happen to be betting one of the huge poker sites on the web, you’ve been dealt the Ace and nine of spades and you have paid to see the flop.

The flop is twos seven spades King of diamonds and one of your opponents comes out wagering strongly with a fair sized increase, what do you do?

1st of all ask your self what sort of hand you happen to be up against. The possibilities are triples, a different flush draw, a pair of Kings or a total bluff, so as it stands you’re only winning against the bluff with your Ace. Around the other hands if you hit a spade in the last two cards you’ve got the nut flush and could only lose to a full house or 4 of a kind.

Around the face of it you may assume that statistically you might have about a fifty – fifty probability of hitting your spade, after all there is 2 cards to come and four suits so there must be about a half likelihood, right?


You already have 2 of the spades in your palm and there is one more two showing within the table, so you know 5 cards and 4 of them are spades. That means you may have nine spades left accessible out of the 47 cards you have not seen, which is only a forty two per-cent chance of catching your flush.

Should you do wager to the turn and don’t generate your flush, what do you do then? You’ve got possibly now become pot-committed, you’ve got put so much into the pot that you simply might as nicely wager again within the river unless there is a massive increase or all-in towards you, but now your odds of producing the flush have dropped dramatically to only 21 per cent.

Except what of that other factor, the mysterious internet poker syndrome? What I imply by that is even though you statistically have a forty two per-cent likelihood of generating a flush, is that what in fact occurs in reality? If you wagered the very same hand in the similar internet poker table one hundred instances would you get a flush forty two times? From my personal understanding I doubt it. Flushes seem to come around lots much less usually than 42 out of one hundred instances!

That’s just my own opinion and I am sure the poker web-sites would tell you a distinct story, except the way I see it is 42 per-cent will be the very Ideal you’re ever going to acquire and you might effectively have lots less likelihood than that of hitting your flush.

Bottom line? Chasing a flush on the internet is a very risky technique that sucks you in and over commits you, without giving you sufficient of a possibility of pulling out the succeeding hand.

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