5 community cards, not 100% sure on how some hands work
This might sound like some stupid question but here goes.
For example the board plays differently for three certain hands. For example, if there is a fullhouse on the board.
Both hold any other cards so the pot is split, even if one held a K the pot is still split as it's aces over kings on the board.
With a flush on a board even with the Ace out there.
eg. 5,8,k,a,2 (spades)
If one of the players holds any of the same suited cards(spades in this case) they win the pot if the other hasn't got one. Why is this the case? I thought it was best hand with 5 cards which in this case is the board and both have Ace high spade..
The same applies to if both have a flush draw and there is an Ace high on the board..
eg: 4,6,8,a,10 (spades)
Player one shows: 5c,Js
Player two shows: 6c,Qs
Now obviously if there are only 3 spades out there or even four and one has the higher spade in the hand they win, however the spade is out there so why does it determine who has the higher in their hand because at the end of the day both have the Ace high Spade..which again brings us back to the fullhouse example. It's played differently, doesn't make sense.
The third example is if both have two pair, why is it sometimes a kicker comes in place yet at other times, no it doesn't come into play??
The same applies with kicker cards...even when one is on the board which could be used instead of the other card in your hand.
eg:Both hold a Ace card and an Ace flops. At showdown ones kicker is a Jack and the other players kicker is a queen. Yet on the board, a King came out on the turn..Why isn't it split pot they both have a King high kicker..
The reasons I ask, is sometimes it comes into place and other times it doesn't. It's the same as when the board comes out with a straight, its just instant split pot, yet if one holds a higher card, why doesn't it come into play?
I went all-in with Aces against QQ and the board was just 3,4,5,6,7 for example so the pot is split. Why is this the case when I hold the HIGH ace card? I know you will say because it's a straight and the best 5 cards win which is correct, the straight but as my examples show above, it all contradicts itself with different hands I'm just curious if someone can answer them..
I just re-read what I typed and can't put it into better context so I hope you know what I'm getting at.