Player 1: has 7,7 both cards black Player 2: has K diamond 3 spades

Flop all diamonds Includes Ace.

Player 1 swears it's split because the flop has ace high. I tried to explain the best 5 cards are including the king from player 2. Am I right? Who wins please explain.

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    your friend needs to learn to read hands, you are correct the king plays.
    – Jon
    Nov 25, 2016 at 11:50
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    swears it's split because the flop has ace high. Even ignoring Player 1's lack of hand-reading ability I find it a bit disturbing that they are already trying to split the pot when there are two remaining cards to come!
    – user1934
    Nov 25, 2016 at 17:56
  • If by "flop" you mean the whole board of 5 cards are all diamonds, then yes, your K wins. Poker hands have five cards, and all five count. Nov 29, 2016 at 1:42

1 Answer 1


Kd 3s beats 7c 7s on a Ad Xd Xd Xd Xd board, you are correct.

The player with Kd 3s has Ad Kd Xd Xd Xd, an A-K high flush.

The player with 7c 7s has Ad Xd Xd Xd Xd, an A-X high flush (and X can never be greater than K in this example.

As you suggest, it's all about the best 5 card hand, so 2d 3s vs 7c 7s on a Ad Td 6d 4d 3d board for example would be a chop, because the 2d in the player's hand does not improve their flush - both players have a 5 card hand of Ad Td 6d 4d 3d.

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