Reading the Flop During a Poker Hand
The flop is one of the key moments in any poker hand. From this point you have a full poker hand – ie, five cards are now available to you – and you can act accordingly.
We can separate hands at this stage into four categories.
- VERY STRONG HANDS: flushes, straights, sets, and two pairs or better.
- STRONG HANDS: over pairs and top pair, top kicker.
- MEDIOCRE HANDS: any pair lower than top pair, top kicker is considered a mediocre hand.
- TRASH: Anything else.