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Flop Evaluation: Part II

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Jun 07, 2017


This is the second in my series of articles on evaluating the flop. Modern flop play revolves around focusing on ranges. You decide if the flop hits your range or your opponents range, and act accordingly. In the first column, I discussed the attributes of various flops, and introduced the type of flop features. First let’s review the attributes: Pairs: About 83 percent of the time the flop will not contain a pair. 17 percent of the time it will contain a pair or on rare occasions trips (less than ¼ of 1 percent.) Suits: A flop may contain three suits (rainbow), two suits (thus there is a flush draw possible) or one suit (a flush is already possible.) The flop will contain two of a suit slightly more than half the time, about 55 percent. Next most common are the rainbow flops (three suits), which occur about 40 percent ...

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