I was playing Texas hold'em in WSoP 2008: Battle for the Bracelets. It came down to me and one other player, and I lost but I don't know why.

Her hand: T♥J♥

My hand: J♠J♣

Flop: T♠Q♦K♣A♠A♦

It looks to me like we both had straights of 10, J, Q, K, and A, while I had a J leftover and she had a 10 leftover. My J should've beaten her 10, right? What am I missing here?

  • You might have been thinking of Omaha where you have to use both your hole cards. In this case you would have lost since her straight would have beaten your two pair.
    – Robbie Dee
    Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 16:06
  • @Robbie Dee you'd have four hole cards in Omaha... Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 14:30
  • But you MUST use 2 - which isn't necessarily true in hold em
    – Robbie Dee
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 14:32

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Hold'em Poker means having the 5 best cards available, your hand + board, and her hand + board. You both made a straight, doesn't matter what u have left over.

This setup is a split pot, i guess u mixed something up. She probably had 10 and Ace or Ace Queen or Ace King for a Full House, which beats a straight.

  • Hi! Thanks for your quick response. You're right. I made a mistake (sorry, I'm an idiot). It turns out that we actually tied, but the game only showed the victory animation for her and not me, so I thought that she beat me. Thanks again.
    – Guest
    Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 17:29
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    you are not an idiot. you are learning and keep the stuff in your head ;) please accept my answer since i love points ggg Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 22:44

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