What is a ‘Two Flush’?
A ‘two flush’ is a common poker nickname for any two cards that share a suit. It is most usually used to describe the pocket cards dealt to the player at the start of community card and stud games. However, any two cars which have matching suits can be described as a two flush. The hand needs a further three cards of the same suit to be completed and have a chance of winning the pot.
‘Two Flush’ Explained
If a poker player refers to holding a ‘two flush’, they mean that they held two cards which had matching suits. In a game of poker, there are four different suits – hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds. Each suit has 13 cards in it – the numbers 2 to 10, plus the ace, jack, queen and king. Holding any five cards which all share the same suit is called a ‘flush’, and it is one of the strongest hands a player can make. A ‘straight flush‘ – all cards of a matched suit, in consecutive order – and a ‘royal flush‘ – the highest consecutive flush possible – can all be made by improving a two flush hand.
Usually when a player refers to a ‘two flush’, they are talking about the pocket cards they hold in stud or Hold’Em games. The other cards in the game are dealt face up for the player or the whole table to use, but the pocket cards remain hidden. A two flush is not going to win by itself, but if the other three elements can be found in the draw or on the board, then the player has created a strong hand which could potentially win the pot. Players will often overlook a two flush in favour of some other possibility in their hand, as it is difficult to complete the three missing parts.