Definition of Straight Flush
What does the term "straight flush" mean in poker? What is the definition of the term "straight flush" in poker?
In poker, a "straight flush" occurs when you have five consecutive cards that are of the same suit.
For instance, 6s-7s-8s-9s-10s would be a straight flush.
Let's take a look at an example to fully illustrate the term "straight flush" in poker:
You are playing in a $2/$4 No Limit Hold'em cash game at your local casino. There are a number of very loose and very aggressive players in your game, so you are calling pre-flop more than you normally would.
You are on the button. A player from early position raises, and the action folds around to you. You look down at 4h-5h and decide to call. The SB and BB also call.
The flop comes 2h-3h-Qs, giving you an open-ended straight flush draw. The Ah or the 6h would give you the straight flush. The SB checks, the BB checks, the player in early position checks and you bet. Everybody calls.
The turn brings the 6h, giving you the straight flush. Given the board, this is an unbeatable hand.
The SB bets out, the BB folds, the player in early position folds and you re-raise all-in. The SB snap calls and turns over Ah-9h, for what he thought was the best hand. You flip over your 4h-5h and take down the pot with your straight flush.
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