If the board is all spades, for example; T♠5♠4♠6♠J♠

Everyone plays this flush Who wins if only 5 cards can be used Only one person has a 7 spades One person has ace high ( dont know if that applies)


The player with 7 of spades wins because he has the best flush


In your specific example, someone holding the 7♠ beats anyone not holding a spade in their hand.

Anyone holding 7♠ or higher (and therefore can beat the board) beats anyone who doesn't (and is therefore playing the board).

Anyone with 7♠8♠ has the nuts with a straight flush and cannot be beaten. Next is 7♠3♠ and then 3♠2♠ for smaller straight flushes.

If no one has a straight flush and multiple players have a spade which is 7 or higher, the highest spade wins.

If no-one has a spade 7 or higher, it's a split pot.

  • Confused about the downvote - a comment to explain why would be helpful for me to improve my answers in the future if they're not good. – 3N1GM4 Jan 1 '17 at 11:04
  • Upvoted you to balance it out. Good answer here to a bad question – ejLev Jan 1 '17 at 19:30
  • Thanks, just wish people who downvoted would leave a comment to explain why - it's hard to improve answers otherwise. – 3N1GM4 Jan 1 '17 at 19:31
  • Not the downvoter, but I think that some people downvote any answers to this type of question. – Herb Jan 2 '17 at 20:56
  • @HerbWolfe you're probably right. I can imagine if people strongly object to questions like this, they probably see any answers as another opportunity to register their displeasure. – 3N1GM4 Jan 2 '17 at 22:10

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.