I'm struggling to get my head around this, and am hoping somebody may be able to help:
Your hole cards are suited connectors, what is the probability of making a straight, flush or straight flush on the flop? By the river?
I can work out the flush aspects:
On Flop: 11/50 x 10/49 x 9/48 = 33/3920
By River: 1 - (no other same suit cards) - (one other same suit) - (two other same suit) = 0.063999082....
But I have no idea with the straight aspects:
~ If I have A2, I would need 345
~ If I have 23, I would need A45 or 456
~ If I have 34, I would need A25 or 256 or 567
~ If I have 45, I would need A23, 236, 367, 678
Please can anyone nudge me in the right direction?
Also, once I have the straight, can I add these two together or do I need to take something off (have I double counted a straight flush)?
Thanks in advance!
I am led to believe that J+10 was once considered a better starting hand than A+K, because there are 4 ways to make a straight with J+10 but only one way with A+K.
Thank you everyone, that is very helpful... Somebody on a different site directed me to Professor Alspach's site. Still trying to get my head around some bits of it, but definitely getting there!!