i was watching a poker match .... and the players hand were .. 10 and 9 of hearts .... and the other is king of hearts and a 10 of clubs ..... the flop and turn were 8 - 7 - 9 - 10 of spades .... then the river came with a 6 of hearts .... and it was a TIE !!! ? why is it a tie ? the hand with 10 and 9 should have won right ?? she had 2 pairs ,,,, the other only 1 '' the 10 '' ... can anyone explain ?
They both tie with a 10-high straight.
You make the best possible hand out of exactly 5 cards. Community cards presented a straight 6789T, and using cards from your hands wouldn't have produced any better hand (you both would only have T pair with K and 9 kickers, respectively), so you both were playing the board. Your kickers didn't count because you both didn't use your hole cards.