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The Nut-Flush Draw

A strong pot-limit Omaha hand

by Jeff Hwang |  Published: Jul 10, 2009


Editor’s note: This column is an edited excerpt from Jeff Hwang’s new book, Advanced Pot-Limit Omaha: Small Ball and Short-Handed Play. In Pot-Limit Omaha Poker: The Big Play Strategy, I noted that the presence of a two-flush on the board significantly devalues a wrap when you don’t have a flush draw yourself (Page 50, “When There is a Two-Flush on the Flop”). On a 10 9 2 flop, for example, the Q J 8 7, a 20-card wrap, is nearly a 3-2 dog to the A A 4 3, a pair of aces and the nut-flush draw. As such, you should tend to play more cautiously when you are holding a bare wrap when a flush draw is possible, especially as the effective SPR [stack-to-pot ratio] reaches the three-bet (mid) range. But let’s reverse the roles for a second. Let’s say that you have the nut-flush draw; running through a ...

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