Originally Posted by -2222-
Yup, best 5 cards from your seven win, therefore....if there is a Royal Flush on the board, don't throw your hand away as you will split the pot with the remaining players. The best hand possible is a Royal Flush made up of the 5 cards on the board.
Equally, if you are in a real money game, don't raise in this situation, cause you will just increase the rake to the house (and get everybody angry at you).
Some subtleties of play which I will doubtless remember if I ever actually see
a Royal Flush on the board. he-he
Otherwise, I love the gambit of making a big bet or going all-in on what is highly likely to be a split pot. If everybody gets mad at "increasing the rake", screw 'em. I've seen too many folds in that situation not to give it a shot. Even if it ends up being a split for the survivors, didn't we all just grab a substantially bigger piece of the pie by prompting a fold(s)?
But without fail, whenever I do that and everyone calls, and the pot does split, I'll catch hell and a round of "lmao"'s for being so "dumb". I just quietly sit and wait for my next opportunity to thin the herd.