Im kinda new to Hold Em, can someone tell me who won this pot?

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MeloTrauma

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My buddy and I are trying to figure out who takes the pot on this one. Here's what we're holding:

Me: King, 9
Buddy: 10, 8

Whats on the table: 5, 10, 5, 5, 5

Now my buddy says its a split pot because there is a "four of a kind" on the table, and we both use that as our winning hand.

I say I take the pot because, yes, there is a "four of a kind" on the table, but I am also holding a King which is higher than the 10 he's holding. Its the best 5 cards right?

Another onlooker says that my buddy should take the pot because while there is a "four of a kind" on the table, my buddy is also holding a 10 in his hand. Somehow he thinks that beats me because there is a 10 on the table as well.

So who wins? Our cards and chips are still on the table until we get this resolved, haha. Thanks in advance for helping out some newbies!
 
diabloblanco

diabloblanco

Guest
Crippler is right. You have 4 of a kind with a K kicker and he has 4 of a kind with a 10 kicker. Only hand that beats you on that board is one containing an Ace.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

Dorkus Malorkus

HELLO INTERNET
You: K5555
Him: T5555

You win with the better kicker. Sure there's a T on the board, so he has a full house (TT555), but quads outrank that, so it's irrelevant.

Your buddy is quite unlucky that that 5 fell on the river though. :)
 
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Bozza

Guest
Hehehehe, funny.. i've never seen such a flop/turn/river hehe. Your buddy had the full house and you save yourself with a four of a kind hehehe.. n1 :D
 
diabloblanco

diabloblanco

Guest
I would be interested in knowing how the betting went on that hand. I believe you probably should have gotten away from that hand sometime before the river depending on how he bet it.
 
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MeloTrauma

Guest
Thanx guys... now I can go collect. The way the betting went was once the flop came down, I was bluffing that I had the third 5 and bet big since I was in the position to do a little chip bullying... my friend sensed my bluff and and went all in since he had the 10... after commiting so much I had to call, if I loss I still would of had a sizeable chip lead on him, so I said F it, Im going for it. We turned over the cards and he was ecstatic with joy. His two-pair beats my king-high. Then fourth street came and it was another 5. Full House for him. He thought it was over for me. Than came the final 5 on the river and I jumped up out my chair and let out a huge "YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!" I could tell his heart sank soon as that 5 hit, but then he reached into the pot and said "Damn, split pot." I was like "What the hell you talking about??? I got a King!!!" Thats when the disagreements began, thus prompting me to come here and ask the question. I think all along he knew I won, but since it was a heart breaking loss, I think he's trying to pull one over on the rookie. Thanx alot though guys!!! Just got me 150 bucks!!!
 
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Bozza

Guest
Lol, congrats with your 150 bucks mate. I can understand that your friend his heart was broken coz you want see such a river often when there are allready 3 fives dealt hehe. But it's a nice game and funny that there was a disagreement!
 
t1riel

t1riel

Legend
SOmething like that happened at a tournament I was at the other night. Player 1 went all in and Player 2 called.

Player 1: 5, 9
Player 2: J, 6

The board had 5, 4, 4, 4, with a river card left to go. Player 1 clearly had this one in the bank. Or so it seemed. The river was another 4. Player2 won because he had a higher kicker. Unbelievable!:stoned:
 
diabloblanco

diabloblanco

Guest
Bad call. You called his all-in on a board of 5-5-T when you held K-9? What kind of hand were you drawing to? Was there a flush possibility for you? You sucked-out that pot in the worst kind of way. Hang around here a while and we'll get you straightened right out. Welcome to Cardschat.

PS- If I were you, I would wait a couple of days before I went to collect the 150 bucks. He's probably still pissed, lol.
 
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MeloTrauma

Guest
Well see, all night pairs were coming down on the flop. He kept bluffing that he had the third card. Everytime he bluffed he got me to fold. He showed me his cards everytime. He never had anything. Then, this time I decided to bluff like I had the third card trying to play his game. In actuality, he did a good job of setting me up. Throughout the whole game he showed me that he never had the third card to make a "3 of a kind," so this time he sensed that i bluffed, trying to use his tactic, and he called me on it. It was just luck on my part that I won that pot.
 
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Cardealer

Guest
That was quite an interesting set of cards...4 5's on the board...but ya you were right on who wins if your kicker is higher than you would take it...

K-5555-WIN
10-5555-LOSE
 
diabloblanco

diabloblanco

Guest
Still seems like a terrible call, however, I wasn't there. Like I said, stick around and check out the posts by some of the forum faithful and you'll be in top form in no time. There is a wealth of combined knowledge here in both live play and online and the best part is its free!

If you ever need help or have a question, post it up and like this one, you'll get good solid answers and advice. Unlike most forums on the net, there is a minimal amount of conflict and flaming here, so enjoy.
 
pim101

pim101

Guest
your friend is wrong

poker is best five cards so 5555 with a king kicker wins

easy peasy
 
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ywoodb77

Guest
well if you thought it was a split pot than you were wrong because the ten gets out kicked by the king!
 
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tsadams

Guest
Make the best five card hand. Not six, therefore the ten on the board would not even come into play. Take the 4 fives, throw out the ten on the board, then keep the best card in your hand. Obviously the king would be the high kicker.
 
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Newf_834

Guest
I lost a hand somewhat the same way at the casino here. I had pocket Q's and on the flop cam Q 10 10. I was last to bet and there was only 1 person betting and I called him which put me almost all in. He had 10 J. Turn was a low card and the river he hooked the 4th 10. Needlest to say my exit out of the tourney was pretty quick.
 
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