This is very important and often over looked. The texture can either be great or really really bad.
Let’s say we have pocket cowboys. The board comes down K-8-3 rainbow (all different suits). This is a wonderful flop for you as there are no straights on and currently no flush available.
However, now say that there are for example two diamonds out there, an opponent with Ad4d now only needs one more diamond to make the nut flush! With two more cards to come he has odds of 2.5/1 to make it. If you try to slow-play now you are just asking for trouble (and probably deserve it). Always be on the lookout for what people are drawing to etc.
Someone betting small on a flop such as 8s 9s 10h is likely to be straight or flush drawing. Someone who raises very strong on this flop has either flopped the straight, or hit trips and is trying to protect their hand.
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