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Royal Flush

When you first play poker, you have to familiarise yourself with various terms and rules of poker. Regardless of which poker variants you choose to play, it is vital to have a perfect understanding of how to play poker and the vital rules before you start playing and challenging other players online.

The first and foremost lesson in poker is learning about the poker hands and the poker hand rankings. Also, you need to have some tips handy, which you can read here.

Poker on MPL is available in three popular variations: Texas Hold'em, PL Omaha, and PL Omaha 5.

In this, you will understand the fundamental poker rules, using an example hand to demonstrate. Play poker games on MPL and grab your chance to win the pot, i.e to win exciting cash prizes!

What is a Royal Flush?

A Royal Flush occurs when you have the most valuable cards of the same suit. For example if you have an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and a Ten of Hearts, you have a royal flush!

What is meant by a Flush Draw?

A flush draw in poker occurs when you have four cards in the same suit and need just one card you need to complete the draw and make five cards of the same suit.

This means either you can hold two cards of the same suit and there are two on board, or you hold one card of that suit and three more on board.

When it comes to poker hands and rankings, a flush is in the fifth position as the best hand, and it comes after a royal flush; a straight flush; four of a kind; and full house.

Ways to approach a Flush Draw

Even though a flush is a strong hand, and a royal flush is the topmost in poker hand rankings, it can't guarantee a win. Finding the odds of the required pots is always not possible and you need to depend on implied odds. A mistake can cost you losing the pot because, in a flush draw, you need to evaluate the playing style of your opponent and his strategies.

When you cannot justify chasing flush draws of poker, either mathematically or strategically, you end up being a bad player. Eventually, you will start losing chips because of this.

Strategy for Approaching Flush Draw

You can approach a flush draw either passively or aggressively.

Aggressively: This strategy works best when you have a lot of fold equity available. The aggressive strategy will take a much combative approach, and this means that you will have to bet when no one else is raising a bet from another player. If you raise in this situation, it is called semi-bluff- where you are behind for the time being bit have more than fair chance to draw on what's normally the winning hand. Know that even if you are the owner of a strong hand, doesn't necessarily mean you will be the winner or a favourite.

Passively: On the other hand, this strategy will act as a defensive tactic against an aggressive player. When you're facing an opponent, who doesn't fold it is easier to take a more calculated and careful approach. This means checking and calling if you have good enough chances. In terms of a defensive tactic, you can increase their flop continuation bet, taking an aggressive move against the player will always see you get re-raised and then mathematically you can no longer proceed unless the raise is high. You would then be required to insert a significant amount of equity into the pot. This principle of awareness is important in the growth of a poker player as you are able to be aggressive or be passive. This goes hand and hand with the equity principle, which is how much of the pot you "own." You will have some equity in any pot you play.

How well does a Flush Hand Rank?

Out of all the combinations in a 52 card deck, there are 5,108 possible combinations of flush hands and 1,277 distinct ranks of Flushes. The rankings a flush in poker is- highest card, then by its second-highest rank, and so on. The chances of getting a specific royal flush are 1 in 2,598,960 hands.

The highest straight card- and not the suit- decides the ranking of the flush. If more than one player has a flush card on him, then the player with the highest straight decides the winner. For example, a King high Flush in any suit beats a Queen high flush in any suit. Know that Ace is the highest-ranking card in all real money games. If you get an Ace High card, your probability of winning increases multifold. An Ace High with a King, Queen, Jack and 10 of identical suit (royal flush) is impossible to beat!


Flush Probabilities in Poker

Now, we’ll look at the pre-flop, flop, turn and river probabilities of making a Flush in both Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha.

Hold'em Probabilities:

  Pre-flop:0.1965% (based on 5 cards randomly drawn from a full 52-card deck). (excluding royal and straight flushes)

Flop:0.84% (when holding 2 suited cards)

Turn:19.15% (from a flop with 2 suited cards)

River:19.56% (on a board with 2 suited cards)

Pot Limit Omaha Probabilities:

 Pre-flop:0.1965% (based on 5 cards randomly drawn from a full 52-card deck)

Flop:1.90% (when double-suited)

Turn:20% (from a flop with 2 suited cards)

River:20.40% (on a board with 2 suited cards

Poker Hand Rankings

Royal Flush is the highest hand rank in a game of poker. Here's the poker hand rankings in the order of best to worst:

Royal flush- Where A, K, Q, J, 10 are of the same suit

Straight Flush- Five Cards of the same type, in sequence

Four of a Kind- All the four cards are of the same rank

Full House- A full house is when you have three of a kind with a pair

Flush- Any 5 cards of the same suit, but not in a sequence

Straight- 5 cards not in the same suit, but not in a sequence

Three of a Kind- Three cards of the same rank

Two Pair- Two different pair, not necessarily of the same sequence

One Pair- Two cards of the same rank, not necessarily of the rank

High Card- When you have none of the above hands, then it is a high card. You can only play the highest-ranking card



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