Who wins this hand? Unique flush.?

Okay, Texas Hold'em

Two players in the game

Player A:

6♥️K♥️

Player B:

4♥️A♠️

Table/Board:

A♥️Q♥️10❤8❤5♠️

I'm aware that the strongest Flush wins, but when the strongest card is shared, who wins? Player A's 6 card Flush with the second highest flush card? OR Player B with the Flush plus two Aces? Both share an Ace high Flush.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The evaluation of the hands are as such...

    Player A) Flush, A-K-Q-10-8 in Hearts

    Player B) Flush, A-Q-10-8-4 in Hearts

    The highest card is an Ace in both hands (being a community card).  Since all 5 cards are used in crafting the Flush, there's no cards available as kickers.

    THEREFORE, this remains a tie & a SPLIT POT must be declared.

    If you MUST nitpick the evaluations (going beyond what most casinos & tournament directors would declare), it would fall to the next highest card in their hands...  which would give Player A the advantage (& the pot) with their King vs Player B's Queen.

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  • 1 month ago

    Keep in mind that in Texas Hold 'em (and other poker games) you use the available cards to make the best 5 card hand. There is no such thing as a 6 card flush because each player uses ONLY the 5 cards that make the best possible hand.

    So player A's extra heart doesn't matter, they have a 5 card flush using the 5 highest hearts. Likewise player B's Ace doesn't help them because its not part of their 5 card flush.

    When 2 or more players have a flush the tiebreaker is the highest card, If that's also tied the next tie breaker is the 2nd highest card, and you continue down to the 5th card if necessary. If all 5 cards were tied (which could only happen if the board has a flush) then its a split pot.

    In this case Player A would win.

    Player A has a flush with A,K,Q,10,8

    Player B has a flush with A,Q.10,8,4

    The first tiebreaker is high card - which is shared since they both have the Ace from the community cards.

    The 2nd tiebreaker is the 2nd highest card: Player A has a king and player B is using the Queen from the community cards, king obviously beats queen, so Player A wins the hand and there's no need for any additional tiebreaker comparisons.

    What you'll find is that with Texas hold 'em the player with the highest card in their hand (as part of the flush) will end up winning the hand. Even if the board has a flush (all 5 community cards are the same suit) a player can win if they have a card of the matching suit that is at least higher than the lowest card on the board.

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  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If the top card is a tie, you look at the next highest card.  The player with the King wins.

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