Flushes and Flush Draws

By James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney

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Table of Contents + Time Links

  1. (0:00) Intro
  2. (0:53) Hand 1 - Low flush draw multi-way and out of position. Call with 5d 4d in the SB, 4 players to flop. 7d Ad Th flop. [equity, IO = Implied Odds]
  3. (5:20) Hand 2 - Playing nut flush draw OOP vs. 40bb stack. Call with Ah 7h in the BB after CO raises. 5s 3h 8h flop. [SPR, reasons for betting, Fv3B is covered in HUD Ninja]
  4. (8:40) Hand 3 - Playing 2nd nut flush OOP on flop vs. 2 players. UTG open-limps, Hero limps with Kc 2c in SB, BB calls. 3c 7c 5c flop. [balancing your range, pot geometry is covered in bet sizing]
  5. (11:44) Hand 4 - Nut flush draw + TPGK in position heads up on flop. Raising UTG limper with Ah Qh in the CO. UTG calls, Th Ac 6h flop. [Iso = Isolating, hand classification is covered in Common Mistakes 2]
  6. (15:34) Hand 5 - Playing nut flush draw OOP in 5-way limped pot (no HUD stats). Bunch of limpers/min-raises, Hero calls with As 2s in the BB. 5 players to flop, flop is 4s 7s Ks.
  7. (19:19) Hand 6 - Hit nut flush draw on flop with AA heads up. 3betting UTG raiser with Ah As in the SB. UTG calls, 4h 6h Jh flop. [Combos, Playing AA]
  8. (22:59) Hand 7 - Playing TPGK + 2nd nut flush draw vs preflop limper IP. Raising limper from EP with Kh Qh, limper calls. Qd 5h 3h flop
  9. (25:54) Hand 8 - Playing the nut flush vs. 3 other players on the flop in MP. 4 handed, calling raise with Ad 7d, all players go to the flop. Flop is 3d Qd 5d.
  10. (30:57) Video recap

Flushes and Flush Draws.


  • Type: Hand Replayer
  • Stakes: $25NL
  • Game: Full Ring
  • Tables: -
  • Length: 00:32:18
  • Added: 14 December 2011

Video overview.

This strategy video focuses on playing flushes (and flush draws) in Texas Hold'em cash games. SplitSuit looks at 8 different hand histories from FR NLHE where Hero either flops a flush or a flush draw. There are:

  • 5 hands of flopped flushes.
  • 3 hands of flopped flush draws.

The aim is to cover a bunch of different situations involving flushes, and to help you to play more optimally the next time you're playing with a flush or a flush draw.

Although the strategy in this video centres around playing flushes, SplitSuit analyses these hand histories like he does in other HH review videos (watch HH review 1) – covering all aspects of the hand. As a result, other big topics discussed in this video include bet sizing, pot geometry and starting hand selection.

About SplitSuit.

James "SplitSuit" Sweeney is author of Dynamic Full Ring Poker: Beyond The Basics. He also coaches at his personal website www.SplitSuit.com. He uses the alias *Split* at the 2+2 forums, which is where you can find his famous contributions to the COTW thread.

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