A flush draw is an incomplete poker hand consisting of four cards of the same suit that is missing one suit card to complete a flush.
Flush draws are classified as strong (high card ace or king), medium (high card from queen to ten), or weak (high card below ten).
A flush draw has 9 outs to improve: the deck has 13 cards of the same suit, four of which are included in the flush draw.
There are two rules to follow while playing such a draw combination:
Passive. The key strategy is to get the turn and river cards as inexpensively as possible before drawing from the opponent. The drawback of this theory is that your draw bet will often be a punch in the face, since three suited cards on the table are generally frightening.
Aggressive. The goal of aggressiveness is to show your opponent a made hand, take advantage of his fold equity, and raise the amount of the pot you take in the event of a flush.
The following are the rules for playing a flush draw:
You should not use suited connectors and gappers in the early rounds of a tournament. If you follow this rule, you will almost never obtain a flush draw.
If you raise before the flip, keep pushing not just on the flop but also on the turn.
Check-call or even check-fold weak flush draws if you call into the hand; a check-raise is only suitable on rare situations.
Seek for semi-bluff situations: if your opponent’s moves make you feel weak, raise or even go all-in.