Before you answer the question I will give a scenario that confused me thus prompting this question. The other week I was playing a game and we had this scenario : 8 players - down to me and a pal this hand
Cards on Table : 2, 6, 7, 8, 9,
So we both have straights, off suits, but I thought I won because I have the Ace, But my buddy (and the other players) said we had a split pot? Because the "top five cards" was our straight that was the exact same and my Ace made no difference. Is this legit? What is the top five card rule and how does it apply to splitting pots?