Poker Theory: When you have the whole world in your hands, bet big!
at 12:56 AM, Monday November 2, 2020 EST
In poker, "having the whole world in your hands," refers to when you hit both a flush draw and an open-ended straight draw on the flop.
When this happens, you should try to three-bet really big! But ya'll usually slow play it, only betting big once you hit your straight or flush.
If people are interested, I would love to discuss some of the theory behind it here!
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at 12:26 PM, Monday November 2, 2020 EST
I agree with this lobster. Against big pairs not holding a club you actually have more equity. Even against KK you're 40%. Worst case is they have 109c, but that's not too likely - and even then you're still 25%.
There could be some justification for slowplaying. You could balance by check/calling big draws sometimes. Since if the flush completes they won't think you have it, they would have expected earlier aggression.
If your opponent was the preflop aggressor you can get expect to get it in with them. No one is folding their 3betting range on a wet board like that.