Flush Deny! Here's the situation: you are 4 to a flush in the back on 9th st, with 223 in the middle and an ace up front. You catch the three of clubs. You can close out the back row now; however, two-pairing the middle puts a stranglehold on that row and allows you to potentially catch one of three remaining aces for a 9-point front row royalty. What are the odds you don't foul if you set the 3c in the middle?

The odds of hitting an 8-outer with 4 pulls is 68%, or approximately 7 out of 10 times.