It depends on the payoff for the sequential and the flush. For a sequential royal paying 50,000 for 5 coins, you would stand pat on a flush paying 6 for 1 and go for the royal on bonus poker where the flush only pays 5 for 1.
Of course. I understand that completely without your explanation. Remember: you asked us for help with the strategy analysis - I note that I certainly haven't asked you to help me with the math or strategy analysis and I don't feel like I need any. I have my own customized personal tools at home for analyzing these kind of issues. If you will reread the thread:
1. you did not provide a payout,
2. I asked "what is the payout?"
3. Wizard provided a link to his page showing a payout of 10,000
4. I responded with this:
I have not typed a single number into Excel, but my guess is that with 3 cards to a sequential royal (payout = 10,000) that you should break up a straight to draw to the three sequential royal cards - but that you should not break up a flush in the same situation.
Ex: with Ts-Js-Qd-Kd-As (in order) you should discard the Qd and Kd.
and with 2s-Js-Qs-Ks-3s you should hold all 5 cards.
If you have been dealt 2 cards to a sequential royal, its not worth much -on the order of 0.1 bet units. I don't imagine its going to change many decisions since you often hold the two high cards anyway.
The information I posted above, IMO, helps provide readers with a feeling for the strategy issues. If you no longer need any assistance with the strategy then I won't post anymore.
Gordon you are confusing people. Mental didnít ask for help. Tony did. Mental posted a very helpful post in the other reversible thread.
I have no problems with Gordon. I completely missed the part of the post where Gordon did specifically mention the sequential royal payout = 10,000. My bad.
We are in agreement on the strategy situation that Gordon posted.