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Chasing A Flush Online

Chasing a flush on the web – Sometimes the numbers just do not add up!

There is an age old debate in poker – should you chase a flush? Initially of all we have to define what we imply here by "chasing a flush on the net."

Chasing anything in Hold’em poker is the practice of wagering to stay in a hands in the hope that you will make a far better hands, even though you might have absolutely nothing at the time. So chasing a flush signifies wagering which you will have the card or card that you should complete your flush hand within the turn or river. You can’t chase a flush prior to the flop because at that time you only have 2 cards so the flush is not on.

So let’s say you’re wagering one of the massive poker web-sites on line, you have been dealt the Ace and 9 of spades and you’ve paid to see the flop.

The flop is twos 7 spades King of diamonds and one of your competitors comes out betting strongly with a fair sized raise, what do you do?

1st of all ask yourself what type of hands you happen to be up against. The possibilities are triples, another flush draw, a pair of Kings or a complete bluff, so as it stands you’re only winning against the bluff with your Ace. To the other hand should you hit a spade in the last two cards you may have the nut flush and could only lose to a full house or 4 of a kind.

On the face of it you could possibly assume that statistically you might have about a fifty – fifty opportunity of hitting your spade, after all there is 2 cards to arrive and 4 suits so there must be about a half possibility, right?


You already have two of the spades in your hands and there’s another two showing on the table, so you know five cards and 4 of them are spades. That means you might have nine spades left available out of the forty seven cards you haven’t seen, which is only a 42 % possibility of catching your flush.

In case you do bet around the turn and don’t produce your flush, what do you do then? You’ve got probably now turn out to be pot-committed, you may have put so much into the pot which you could possibly as well wager again about the river unless there is a big increase or all-in towards you, but now your chances of making the flush have dropped dramatically to only twenty one %.

Except what of that other factor, the mysterious net poker syndrome? What I mean by that is even though you statistically have a forty two percent likelihood of creating a flush, is that what truly occurs in reality? Should you wagered the exact same hand in the same on-line poker table one hundred occasions would you get a flush 42 occasions? From my personal understanding I doubt it. Flushes seem to come around a whole lot less typically than forty two out of one hundred times!

That is just my own opinion and I am certain the poker sites would tell you a different story, except the way I see it is 42 per-cent could be the incredibly Greatest you happen to be ever going to have and you might properly have a lot much less chance than that of hitting your flush.

Bottom line? Chasing a flush on the net is a quite risky method 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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