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I learned poker but one thing I need help with

    • philiveyfan
      philiveyfan
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      Joined: 09.10.2009 Posts: 304
      Hey so I been playing poker for about 2 months now and I have to say it's so fun. I won tons of tournaments with my friends. I learned everything about the rankings, slow play and all the good stuff. Only thing I cannot figure out is when its a split pot. I know when we both have same card its a split.


      Please someone show a good example of a split.
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    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 7,613
      Hello philiveyfan,

      Hopefully this hand will show you what a split pot is.

      Basically it's when 2 players have the same best 5 card combination.

      $0.1/$0.25 No Limit Holdem
      9 Players
      Hand Conversion Powered by weaktight.com

      Stacks:
      UTG ManAgnstTime ($26.15)
      UTG+1 geesey35 ($53)
      MP1 t44v1 ($25)
      MP2 Edgehead469 ($36.75)
      MP3 herley123 ($27.75)
      CO Hero ($27.70)
      BTN dreamer11111 ($32.50)
      SB Dzopok ($24.80)
      BB moussadf ($24.45)

      Pre-Flop: ($0.35, 9 players) Hero is CO 9:spade: 4:diamond:
      1 fold, geesey35 calls $0.25, t44v1 raises to $1.25, 1 fold, herley123 calls $1.25, Hero folds, 1 fold, Dzopok calls $1.15, 1 fold, geesey35 calls $1

      Flop: K:heart: 9:club: Q:club: ($5.25, 4 players)
      Dzopok checks, geesey35 checks, t44v1 checks, herley123 checks

      Turn: Q:spade: ($5.25, 4 players)
      Dzopok checks, geesey35 bets $0.25, t44v1 calls $0.25, herley123 calls $0.25, Dzopok calls $0.25

      River: 8:spade: ($6.25, 4 players)
      Dzopok checks, geesey35 bets $0.25, 1 fold, herley123 calls $0.25, Dzopok calls $0.25

      Final Pot: $7
      Dzopok shows two pair, Queens and Eights
      8:club: 10:club:
      geesey35 shows two pair, Queens and Eights
      8:heart: J:heart:
      herley123 shows
      6:heart: 6:diamond:

      Dzopok wins $3.35 ( won +$1.60 )
      geesey35 wins $3.35 ( won +$1.60 )

      t44v1 lost -$1.50
      herley123 lost -$1.75
    • philiveyfan
      philiveyfan
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      sorry bro I kinda didn't understand so much writing there? please do help
    • noclaninator
      noclaninator
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      board: K :heart: 9 :club: Q :club: Q :spade: 8 :spade:


      Player A: T :club: 8 :club:

      Player B: J :heart: 8 :heart:

      The best 5-card combination for player A is KQQ88 for two pair K kicker

      The best 5-card combination for player B is KQQ88 for two pair K kicker

      This is why they split the pot
    • philiveyfan
      philiveyfan
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      sorry but whats t?
    • philiveyfan
      philiveyfan
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      i still dont honestly get it sorry
    • Frakkk
      Frakkk
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      T is for 10. The whole point of poker is to make the best 5 card combination, in texas holdem you will have 7 cards by the river. It is possible that both players play the board, meaning the common 5 cards is the best combination.

      Sometimes the board will have 6 9 J Q K, one player will have 10 2 and the other one will have K 10. In this scenario the both players only use their 10's, to make a straight:
      9 10 J Q K. The other 2 cards don't play because if you change this 5 card combination, you will get a worse hand.

      Another example is when the board is all :heart: , and noone has a heart to exchange one on the board to a higher one. Board 3 :heart: 8 :heart: T :heart: K :heart: Q :heart: ,
      Player A has 2 :heart: 6 :club: and Player B has K :spade: J :diamond:
    • philiveyfan
      philiveyfan
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      I think I kinda get it ok so hear me out on this

      boards is 8 5 10 10 and j

      player a has 10 8

      player b has 10 5 that would mean split because the 8 and 5 don't play correct. If this is right I see sometimes when i play and this situation happens they say i win because I got the higher card? I hope im on the right track?
    • noclaninator
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      in that situation one player has TTT88 which beats TTT55 so there are no chops there. However, suppose:

      Player A: T5

      Player B: T8

      Board: KQTT4

      Here they chop because they share the best 5 cards: KQTTT

      Suppose with the same hands:

      Player A: T5

      Player B: T8

      Board: TT432

      Player A's best hand is TTT54 but Player B has TTT84 which wins.

      Just find the best 5 card combination for each player and if both 5-card combinations are the same, it is a split.
    • philiveyfan
      philiveyfan
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      dumb question but whats tt lol?
    • Waiboy
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      T = 10

      TT = 10 10

      Count cards thusly: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T J Q K A

      GL PIfan.. a fair bit of work remains to improve methinks.
    • justkyle88
      justkyle88
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      I think it is good he is asking questions.
      Only way to improve is to ask question so you fully understand the game.

      Goodluck philiveyfan