# Just a simple FAQ

• Bronze
Joined: 09.02.2010
We play live poker every monday (buy-in \$30)... And someone raised a question about flush that got my attention since I thought I was sure about the response but I will share it first:

Player 1: J(h) 3(h)
Player 2: T(h) 6(h)

Boards shows: A(h) Q(h) 2(h) 3(x) 7(x)

So as far as I know it is a tied since both have Flush w/ Ace high, right?

OR

Should we consider the highest card ON HAND - in this case Player 1 wins with J harts?

I appreciate the response.
• 5 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 25.10.2008
Player 1 wins
• Bronze
Joined: 09.05.2008
It is always a matter of looking at the 5 cards that make the highest flush. In your case A Q J (3 2) makes a higher flush than A Q T (6 2)

If he'd have 8h 7h and you have 5h 6h and the board comes Ah Qh 9h Th Jh it'd be a tie, since the winning flush would be AQJT9.

So you can't really say if you always have to look at the highest card on hand or not, it depends. In the case of a flush you almost always have to though, but for 2 pair like situations ties are a lot more common.

For example

Player 1: KQ, player 2: QJ

board: 2 2 8 8 T -> player one wins (eights and twos, K kicker)
board: 2 2 8 8 A -> tie (eights and tws, Ace kicker)
• Bronze
Joined: 31.01.2010
yeh as night frost said player one wins,

but i remember wen they first started poker on facebook and there was a glitch and it was splitting the pot when this case arised and i remember telling someone on there that they should have won the pot bcos he had the highest flush card in his hand(within the top 5 cards)
i presume this has been rectified now.
very good question tho for any noobs to poker.
• Gold
Joined: 16.06.2008
Originally posted by Revenem

If he'd have 8h 7h and you have 5h 6h and the board comes Ah Qh 9h Th Jh it'd be a tie, since the winning flush would be AQJT9.

I have to disagree with your example 'cause player one has obviosly made a straight flush QhJhTh9h8h
• Bronze
Joined: 09.05.2008
lol. And here I was making sure that the board didn't make a straight flush, and I still end up messing it up

But hey, you get what I am trying to say