1

In Texas holdem, with 8 players what are the odds of having an Ace high flush being beaten by a full house?

I ask, because I've seen this a few times (in an online game) - and inevitably the person with the Ace high flush goes all in, and is then shocked at the (losing) outcome...

  • Only happens if the board is paired. Any flush is beat so not sure why you focus on ace high. Question is not clear to me. – paparazzo Jan 31 '18 at 19:57
1

A flush should not be that surprised on a paired board. A player is not likely to put it all in without quads, boat or a big flush. There are a lot more quads plus boats than big flush. With a flush on the board they are not as likely to bluff.

On a paired board your opponent has a boat or quads with any of 4 pair. If the opponent is not paired there are 2X9 = 18 hole cards that would make a boat.

There are just over 1 million paired boards so versus a random hand only like 0.002800%. But you cannot go with that as you are not facing a random hand here.

Hero:
A♠J♠

Villain:
9♥8♥

Board:
T♠9♠9⋄5♠8♣

If the villain calls the flop and turn and jams the river then hero needs to think twice about a call. Hero should not be surprised when villain shows a boat.

| improve this answer | |
0

any full house beats all flushes in normal HE. I have heard of short deck HE where in some rooms a flush does beat a full house.

| improve this answer | |
  • Interesting but does not answer the stated question. – paparazzo Feb 1 '18 at 12:19

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.