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Flop Evaluation: Part Four-Suitedness

by Steve Zolotow |  Published: Aug 02, 2017


This is the fourth 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, Suits, Connection, Rank, and Variability. In the second column I focused on Rank, and in the third on Variability. In this column, the focus will be on Suits. Suits: A flop may contain three (rainbow), 2 suits (thus there is a flush draw possible) or 1 suit (a flush is already possible.) The flop will contain 2 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 of the time. The remaining 5 percent ...

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