Straight vs. Flush

    • midgetjay
      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 241
      I could be missing something here, but I was just wondering..

      Because it's more likely to hit a flush than a straight, why aren't straights valued more than flushes?

      Probability of hitting a straight on the turn ~~ 0.17

      Probability of hitting a flush on the turn ~~ 0.19

      So why are flushes ranked higher than straights?

      (or does it have something to do with the probability of flopping a flush draw versus the probability of flopping a straight draw?)
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