This is a discussion on How did I lose this straight? within the online poker forums, in the Learning Poker section; My hole cards: 9Clubs JackClubs
OtherGuy hole cards: 2hearts KingSpades
Community cards: 8Spades 6Hearts 9Hearts 7Clubs 10Hearts
The software said the other guy won this Holdem hand
you probably lost to a flush. tried the site you played in. the AI there was bad that i cleared the table in 12 hands....
20th July 2017, 12:08 AM
Online Poker at: ACR
There are so many things wrong with that site: horrible AI, capped betting at $300, the interface, etc. I wouldn't find it hard to believe that the hand evaluation routine is buggy. Writing a good poker hand ranking function, that can determine a winner accurately, is a lot harder than some people give it credit for. I would be willing to bet that you just found an edge case where this is broken. You both had straights, so the site thinks it's a tie. The site is wrong, but that's what you get for playing on such broken software. It's not the first time I have found bugs in poker software.
I was going to play until I could replicate your experience, but I quickly tapped out. Please, for the love of all that is holy, play somewhere else. Download just about any client, from any real money site, and play with their play money. Pokerstars has a thriving play money community. It is free. You are playing against real people. You're going to have more fun.
There is one downside to play money poker. Poker should be played for something of value, enough that people care but not enough that it emotionally devastates the players to lose. You will find that many players just don't care about play money, so they aren't playing as well as even the penny games. But, it's still better than this site. Sitting around and randomly breaking your own fingers with a hammer is a better idea than playing on this site.
Edit: I did notice a hand where we both had the same two pair, I had the higher kicker, and it awarded the pot to the wrong player. This site is crap. You are worse off for having played it.
20th July 2017, 3:36 AM
Poker at: ACR
I still think you likely had lost to a flush. If you truly did lose, good thing it was for a free game. I would recommend finding another site. Even if you don't want to to deposit money, there are plenty of freerolls you can play that will give you something closer to a realistic game.
20th July 2017, 1:57 PM
I am not allowed to post images for some reason
There is the hand
I agree about the AI.
I just joined a site playing real players and it is totally different.
But I am just learning a week now so I did not realise how bad the bots were.
20th July 2017, 2:21 PM
Poker at: ACR
re: Poker & How did I lose this straight?
Yeah, I believed you. Just bad hand evaluation routines.
Glad you are playing against real people now.
20th July 2017, 10:44 PM
Running Nose II 
Online Poker at: acr/bcp
If you are certain he had Ks, don't play on that site again. Must have bad software