Nut flush draw

Definition of nut flush draw

"nut flush draw" means "maximum color print". If you have A5 on spades and flop gives 4-8-K with two spades on flop, you have a nut flush draw. This is the maximum color print. If you have the ace in hand, your hand has good equity, even against pairs. To use our previous example, if you have A5 on spades on this board against a hand like QQ, you have 47% equity on the flop, without even having a pair.

How do you play your nut flush draw?

A flush draw on the nut is stronger on the flop than on the turn. Already, this is a good way to think about how to play them. On the flop, if you think you have an folding equity, the best thing to do is to play your hand aggressively. Let's always stay with our example. One player has A5 in spades on 4-8-K and the other player has QQ. If the player with QQ bets on flop and the player with A5 check-raise, he puts the player with QQ in a difficult situation. So, by making a check-raise, the player with A5 wins the hand part of the time and if he gets called, he can continue to bet on the turn with another folding equity. And he's left with outs (the cards that can help him), 9 cards in spades plus the aces that will give him top pair.


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