# All Poker Rules??

• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
Hey guys so I'm still sorta new to poker? I figured out the rankings from highest to lowest, although sometimes I get confused with split pots, and sometimes when im playing friends they say things like the 8 plays blah blah.

Is there a video or tutorial of exactly how I can get better understanding of all these rules thanks, holdem that is
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• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
Once you have the rankings down, all you need to do is combine the board with the hole cards to make the best 5 card hand.

Couple examples:

You have 22 | Board is 4 5 6 7 8 | your opponent has T9

Since there is a straight on the board, the best 5 card hand is 4 5 6 7 8
Your 22 doesn't "play", meaning that it is irrelevant to the hand since a straight is better than a pair. Your opponent however, can combine his cards with the board for a hand of 6 7 8 9 T. So his straight is better than your straight, he wins.

You have QQ | Board is K K K J K | Your opponent has A2

It looks like you have a full house here. KKKQQ... but actually your QQ doesn't play here because there's a 4 of a kind on the board, which means your hand is KKKKQ. Your opponent would win this hand because he has a better kicker to the 4 of a kind. KKKKA (this would be a disgusting bad beat for you)

You have 47 | Board is 4 7 2 | Your opponent has 88

You have flopped 2 pair, right now your hand is 77442. Your opponent's hand is 88472 (one pair). So you are winning.

Next card is a K. This changes nothing. You are still winning with 2 pair.

River is a 2. You have now lost the hand.

Board is 4 7 2 K 2

Your hand is 7744K (this is called 7's up, because the higher pair is a 7)
Your opponent's hand is 8822K (he has 8's up, which is better than 7's up)

It doesn't matter what the lower pair is, only the higher pair. Which is why he wins.

If the river had been a K, the board would be 472KK

Your hand would now be KK774 (Kings up)
His hand would be KK887 (Kings up, but with a higher lower pair)

He wins again.
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
Now try this one on your own:

You have A7

Board is Q Q 8 9 4

What is his final hand?

Who wins this pot?
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
QQ | Board is K K K J K | Your opponent has A2

wouldnt this be a split because none of us hit?
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
You have flopped 2 pair, right now your hand is 77442. Your opponent's hand is 88472 (one pair). So you are winning.

Next card is a K. This changes nothing. You are still winning with 2 pair.

River is a 2. You have now lost the hand.

Board is 4 7 2 K 2

sorry im quoting u there how did i lose the hand here?
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
Now try this one on your own:

You have A7

Board is Q Q 8 9 4

What is his final hand?

Who wins this pot?

I'm guessing nobody because there is a pair on the board and none of us have a kicker higher then a 9? am i right
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
Originally posted by philiveyfan
QQ | Board is K K K J K | Your opponent has A2

wouldnt this be a split because none of us hit?
No it's not a split.

His hand is KKKKA

He has a better kicker than you.
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
bro sorry to bug you lol im fellow canadian to lol do ug ot msn so i can speak to you about some help
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
Originally posted by philiveyfan
You have flopped 2 pair, right now your hand is 77442. Your opponent's hand is 88472 (one pair). So you are winning.

Next card is a K. This changes nothing. You are still winning with 2 pair.

River is a 2. You have now lost the hand.

Board is 4 7 2 K 2

sorry im quoting u there how did i lose the hand here?
You lose because your hand is 77442 (2 pair, 7's and 4's)
His hand is 8822K (2 pair, 8's and 2's)

8's and 2's is a better hand than 7's and 4's because the higher pair is what matters first.
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
Originally posted by philiveyfan

I'm guessing nobody because there is a pair on the board and none of us have a kicker higher then a 9? am i right
That's right it's a split pot. You would need a kicker higher than 8 though, not 9. (although in this case a 9 would give you 2 pair so yeah, the kicker has to be higher than 9)
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
your great help bro i kinda got it if ug ot msn if i can add u just to ask you some questions lol maybe we can even play on full tilt lol against a noob
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
I don't use MSN or AIM or Facebook heh

You can send me a PM through the forum if you have some questions.

I only play on Titanpoker at the moment. I'll be moving to Full Tilt in January.
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
if i had ace 10 i would take that hand tho right because my kicker is higher then the board? anything below its split because none of us have higher kicker then the board right?
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
give me another example lol i wanna see if i can get it
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
\$0.10/\$0.20 No Limit Holdem
iPoker
8 Players

Stacks:
UTG (\$20)
UTG+1 (\$23.04)
MP1 (\$8.91)
MP2 (\$19.66)
CO (\$22.89)
BTN (\$19.52)
SB (\$21.09)
inf4my (\$10)

Pre-Flop: (\$0.30, 8 players) inf4my is BB T 4
2 folds, MP1 calls \$0.20, 1 fold, CO calls \$0.20, 2 folds, inf4my checks

Flop: Q 3 Q (\$0.70, 3 players)
inf4my checks, MP1 checks, CO checks

Turn: T (\$0.70, 3 players)
inf4my checks, MP1 bets \$0.20, CO folds, inf4my calls \$0.20

River: A (\$1.10, 2 players)
inf4my checks, MP1 checks

Final Pot: \$1.05
inf4my shows
T 4
MP1 shows
J T
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
to be honest i dont understand that format if u say jack king 10 lol i can get it better
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
You have T4
Opponent has JT

Board is Q 3 Q T A
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
You have T4
Opponent has JT

Board is Q 3 Q T A

im think J T takes it because the jack plays because its higher then a 3?
• Bronze
Joined: 28.02.2008
Nope, it's a split pot.

The J does not play, because his hand will be QQTTA (2 pair, Q's and T's)

So both players will have the same hand, QQTTA
• Bronze
Joined: 09.10.2009
lol k give me a few more im getting really frustrated