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January 26th, 2011 at 12:42:59 AM permalink
I am a poker play and play UTH while waiting for poker seat. Like many others, I am one of your followers.. I've following questions and it'll be very nice of you to help me out::
Decision point 2:
1)Pocket 2's - Raise with four to a Flush if the highest suited card towards the flush is an 8 or better.
2)No pair- Raise with four to a Flush if the highest card towards the flush is a jack or better.
3)8J - Raise QQ with any A,T,9 highest kicker

1) Say I've 2s2h, flop = 7h,3h,5h.. I check, but if it is 3h,5h,8h- I bet. Correct?
What's with the 8-high kicker? I dealer gets a flush, I'm beat anyways. The best I can hope in case dealer has bigger heart is that flush on the board- in that case we are looking at lowest possible card. Please help me out in understanding the significance of 8?
2) Do you mean J-kicker in hand? I was of the assumption from some other references on your site that we need T-high kicker in hand to play flush-draw,please correct me if am wrong?
3)If raising with Ace kicker, then why not raising with King highest Kicker? King is more favorable to make a straight with our jack than ace?

Mr. Wizard.. Congrats on winning Blackjack cup, 2011. I am glad that it has reached in well-deserved hands.
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January 26th, 2011 at 5:36:52 AM permalink
2)The board kicker should be a jack or better to bet a four-flush.
3)Actually you shouldn't raise with the Ace kicker either.

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"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4

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