Originally Posted by BLieve
For as long as I remember I thought of course there is a kicker but I had run into at least 2 instances on Ultimatebet Sit N Gos where the pot was split for 2 pairs and one player had a higher kicker. Has this happened to anyone else? And what are the rules when it comes to kickers? Don't they always apply down to the 5th and final card whether the hands are ace high trips or 2 pairs?
Also another thing I am unsure about are flush kickers. Lets say the board is all hearts.
Player 1 has a 9 of hearts and player 2 has a 4 of hearts. Does this pot get split or go to player 1? Thanks!
Well as far as Question 2, Player 1 would win with a higher flush cause the best 5 card hand wins...
Player 1 would play the KJ983 of hearts using the 9 from his hand
Player 2 would lose cause his/her best 5 card hand would be KJ843 of hearts
Now for question 1, remember that the best 5 card hand wins. Doesn't matter if you play 1, both, or none of your cards.
Say it's AK vs AQ and the flop is A 7 4 Turn is 9 and the River is a 2.
Player 1 with AK would play AAK97 using both the A and K from his hand
Player 2 with AQ would play AAQ97 using both the A and Q from his hand but you can see that he would lose.
A hand where the kicker wouldn't play would be like this:
Player 1 with A 9 and Player 2 has A 7
Flop J J 8 Turn Q River K
Player 1 would play AKQJJ
Player 2 would play AKQJJ
see the kickers wouldn't play cause you play the best 5 cards everytime.
Hope this helped to explain a little bit.