When we see a flop containing three cards of the same suit, our natural instinct is often to bet for protection to stop flush draws from getting there.

But is this really the best way to approach high monotone flops?

We’ll find out today in this update from PokerStars School.

THIS WEEK:

  • The Game Theory of Board Texture: Part 4 – High Monotone Flops
  • New strategy video: EPT Mini session review, Part 6
  • More from PokerStars School

The Game Theory of Board Texture: Part 4 – High Monotone Flops

“Today, we shall bust another commonly held belief among beginning players,” writes PokerStars School’s Pete Clarke.

He’s talking about the way we approach high monotone flops, in this instance K♥Q♥9♥.

“The most frequently distributed ‘wisdom’ from amateur players will most likely revolve around betting to charge the flush draws and betting big,” he notes. “Humans are intrinsically drawn to preventing bad things which could happen.”

But in doing so, are you overlooking what’s already right in front of you?

Improve your play and check out how to play high monotone flops below:

The Game Theory of Board Texture: Part 4 – High Monotone Flops


New strategy video: EPT Mini session review, Part 6

Clarke has also been busy putting together the sixth part of his run in the $215 EPT Online Mini event, breaking down every important pot he played.

You can check out Part 6 here, or click the links below to catch up on the entire series:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Part 5 | Part 6


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Jack Stanton is a freelance writer specialising in poker.

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