Poker Question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by it5five, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. it5five macrumors 65816

    it5five

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    My girlfriend and I were playing Texas Hold 'Em last night, and we ran into a problem. I'll lay out the hands:

    She was dealt pocket 4's, I was dealt an Ace and a 3.

    On the table was two Kings, two Jacks, and a 5.

    Who would win in this situation? Would it be me, since I had two pairs (Kings and Jacks) with an ace high? Does her having a pair in her hand mean anything at all here?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You both had two pair so high card wins as the above poster said. It's the best of 5 cards.
     
  4. it5five thread starter macrumors 65816

    it5five

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    Thanks.

    That's what we ended up doing, but I thought I'd check in case I ever played with anyone else.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Good idea, Ive nearly seen fights break out over similar situations. :eek:
     
  6. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    haha. i have almost been in one with my friends.:p
     
  7. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Yep, as others have said you win. Her pair means nothing because the highest hand is on the board... at which point, high kicker comes in... your hole Ace.

    Now, if you had started with a pair of 3's and the board played out the same, you would have chopped the pot. The 5 on the board would have been the highest kicker, which you and she would have shared.
     
  8. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you would win. You make the best hand out of 5 cards or less.

    I know it doesnt apply in this case, and sorry to derail the thread, but I also have a query:

    Say equal hands were obtained, and you'd go to the highest card to decide the winner....if the highest card was on the table is the pot split? Or does the "highest card" apply only to the two cards in your hand. Hope this makes sense....?

    EDIT: Post above mine was made as I typed this out and answers my question :)
     

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