help settle an argument

    • royaltoiletflush
      royaltoiletflush
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      Joined: 15.08.2011 Posts: 3
      right hi guys im a newbie and really could do with your help settling an argument

      my hand

      queen of :club: and 2 of :diamond:
      partners hand
      king of :diamond: and jack of :club:

      the river
      jack :diamond: four :diamond: 8 :diamond: queen :diamond: 3 :spade:

      shouldnt i of won with a flush queen and a pair of qeens
      but my partner thinks he should of won with the flush king and a pair of jacks
      please help !
  • 9 replies
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
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      lol
    • Krishjanis
      Krishjanis
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      Joined: 04.01.2010 Posts: 977
      Hand consists of 5 cards! Remember that!
      So he should have won because he has KQJ85 high flush! You only have QJ852 high flush.
      So there are no such thing as flush and a pair of queens or flush with 2 jacks, because the hand then would consist of 6 cards, but only 5 cards count!
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
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      Originally posted by Krishjanis
      Hand consists of 5 cards! Remember that!
      So he should have won because he has KQJ85 high flush! You only have QJ852 high flush.
      So there are no such thing as flush and a pair of queens or flush with 2 jacks, because the hand then would consist of 6 cards, but only 5 cards count!
      lol :f_biggrin: and lmao!!! :s_biggrin:
    • Krishjanis
      Krishjanis
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      Why are you laughing about me? I tried to explain to him as clear as I could. Tell me what I did that is a laughing matter!
    • thazar
      thazar
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      Hi RTF

      Your friend wins with a K high flush. You only have a Q high flush

      to understand your had you have to take the 5 best cards out of the 7 (5 cards on the board and 2 in your hand)

      in this case the 5 best cards for you are:

      Q :diamond: J :diamond: 8 :diamond: 4 :diamond: and 2 :diamond:

      and for your friend:

      K :diamond: Q :diamond: J :diamond: 8 :diamond: and 4 :diamond:

      hence he wins (forget about the pairs) :)

      I hope this helps

      also have a look at The rules of Texas Hold'em

      regards

      Thazar
    • shehanshah
      shehanshah
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      Originally posted by Krishjanis
      Why are you laughing about me? I tried to explain to him as clear as I could. Tell me what I did that is a laughing matter!
      No disrespect to u haha..Just thought that OP was a troll!! :D
    • royaltoiletflush
      royaltoiletflush
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      Joined: 15.08.2011 Posts: 3
      lol. im newwwww to poker lol.. and so is he since we both didnt have a clue lol.
      guess thats what you guys are for lol

      so basically out of the 7 cards you can only use 5?
      belive it or not ive actually won poker games lol. dont know how.
      wonder why i lost some times lol duh!! ?(
      thanks for your help
      argument settled
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Yeah that is what we are for you should always post if you are unsure about something :)

      In holdem by the end of all the betting rounds you can see 7 cards from those 7 cards you make the best hand possible with just 5 of them.

      If you read the link that thazar already kindly posted then everything will soon be clear.

      Remember dont hesitate to post if you are stuck with anything else,

      Carl
    • royaltoiletflush
      royaltoiletflush
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      Joined: 15.08.2011 Posts: 3
      thazars post was really helpful & im going to have a read through the link later on tonight, thanks for all the help