Originally Posted by KingCurtis
ok quick response here, and simple..
Pre flop you are heads Up and hold 77
they have AK
board comes: 8s 8h 10s 9h 9c
there for you have to play the board andf their Ace high wins and you are counterfeited!
Good example here. To summarize this, your 77 is the third-highest pair, and doesn't beat the 9988 on the board. So you hold 9988T, and your opponent holds 9988A in this example.
Straights and flushes can be counterfeited too. if you hold A2, and the board comes 345 you hit a pretty big hand. If the next two cards are 67, you now have a 7 high straight, and will be lucky to chop the pot if no one has an 8 or 89. With a flush if you flop JT6 if hearts, and you have 24 hearts, again, its a pretty good flop. If the next two cards are A5 of hearts, your flush is AJT65, same as anyone else that doesn't hold a heart bigger than a 6 in their hand.