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  • Two Pair ties?????

    Ok I've won, tied, but mostly lose a tie with two pairs against someone. Here is my latest scenerio. I held Q, 9, while my opponent held Q, Ace. we both had two pair with our Queens and a pair of sevens on the table. I lost, because his ace is higher kicker????? Not too long earlier in this day same kind of hand, I held 9, Q while my opponent held 9, 3 we both made a pair of 9 plus another pair on the table, this pot was split. Why? It seems when I posses the higher so called kicker it's a tie, but when I seem to have the lower I lose.

  • #2
    My guess is there was either an Ace or King on board as well

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    • #3
      Ok here is the hands I like to know why the out come of each is the way it is

      *********** # 2 **************PokerStars Game #59571754314: Tournament #377383196, $0.25+$0.00 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level V (75/150) - 2011/03/21 15:31:11 ETTable '377383196 4' 9-max Seat #6 is the buttonSeat 2: djin_thc (2855 in chips) Seat 5: TheMagicMann (2000 in chips) Seat 6: reddiparoli (3715 in chips) Seat 7: cfrnadu (3115 in chips) Seat 8: stringslingr (2900 in chips) Seat 9: saoro136 (4965 in chips) cfrnadu: posts small blind 75stringslingr: posts big blind 150*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to stringslingr [9c Qc]saoro136: folds djin_thc: raises 300 to 450TheMagicMann: folds reddiparoli: folds cfrnadu: folds stringslingr: calls 300*** FLOP *** [8d Qs 7h]stringslingr: bets 450djin_thc: raises 1050 to 1500stringslingr: raises 950 to 2450 and is all-indjin_thc: calls 905 and is all-inUncalled bet (45) returned to stringslingr*** TURN *** [8d Qs 7h] [7d]*** RIVER *** [8d Qs 7h 7d] [5s]*** SHOW DOWN ***stringslingr: shows [9c Qc] (two pair, Queens and Sevens)djin_thc: shows [Qh Ac] (two pair, Queens and Sevens - Ace kicker)djin_thc collected 5785 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 5785 | Rake 0 Board [8d Qs 7h 7d 5s]Seat 2: djin_thc showed [Qh Ac] and won (5785) with two pair, Queens and SevensSeat 5: TheMagicMann folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 6: reddiparoli (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 7: cfrnadu (small blind) folded before FlopSeat 8: stringslingr (big blind) showed [9c Qc] and lost with two pair, Queens and SevensSeat 9: saoro136 folded before Flop (didn't bet)


      PokerStars Game #59567894063: Tournament #377372640, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2011/03/21 14:26:33 ETTable '377372640 1' 9-max Seat #5 is the buttonSeat 1: ekim3546 (1953 in chips) Seat 2: simaronas (1425 in chips) Seat 3: pupsikaz (3555 in chips) Seat 5: DEZ34RU (1585 in chips) Seat 6: JonMakatraka (1415 in chips) Seat 7: stringslingr (1120 in chips) Seat 8: javismv (1320 in chips) Seat 9: hollysocks11 (1650 in chips) JonMakatraka: posts small blind 25stringslingr: posts big blind 50*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to stringslingr [9d Qh]javismv: folds hollysocks11: calls 50ekim3546: calls 50simaronas: folds pupsikaz: folds DEZ34RU: calls 50JonMakatraka: folds stringslingr: checks *** FLOP *** [6h 5d 9h]stringslingr: bets 150hollysocks11: raises 150 to 300ekim3546: folds DEZ34RU: folds stringslingr: calls 150*** TURN *** [6h 5d 9h] [5s]stringslingr: bets 770 and is all-inhollysocks11: calls 770*** RIVER *** [6h 5d 9h 5s] [Ac]*** SHOW DOWN ***stringslingr: shows [9d Qh] (two pair, Nines and Fives)hollysocks11: shows [9s 3s] (two pair, Nines and Fives)stringslingr collected 1183 from pothollysocks11 collected 1182 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 2365 | Rake 0 Board [6h 5d 9h 5s Ac]Seat 1: ekim3546 folded on the FlopSeat 2: simaronas folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 3: pupsikaz folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 5: DEZ34RU (button) folded on the FlopSeat 6: JonMakatraka (small blind) folded before FlopSeat 7: stringslingr (big blind) showed [9d Qh] and won (1183) with two pair, Nines and FivesSeat 8: javismv folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 9: hollysocks11 showed [9s 3s] and won (1182) with two pair, Nines and Fives

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      • #4
        Yep ok there is an ace on board in the earlier hand,

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        • #5
          2 pair

          When both players have 2 pair, the 5th card (or kicker) decides who wins the hand. This card can be in your hand OR on the board. If the highest kicker available is on the board, the hand is a tie. If the kicker is in your hand and highest, you win. Hands always consist of the best 5 available cards no matter where they are.

          Your example 1: you Q9 opp AQ board something like Q77J2, your best hand is QQ77J, your opp QQ77A, your opponent wins.

          Your example 2: you Q9 opp 93 board something like K9885, your best hand is 9988K, your opp 9988K, this is a tie.

          Hope that helps.

          Good luck!!

          ps. All of this info is in the lessons available here, I encourage you to take the time to review the courses and training tools available.
          Bracelet Winner


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          • #6
            Originally posted by stringslingr View Post


            PokerStars Game #59567894063: Tournament #377372640, $0.50+$0.05 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2011/03/21 14:26:33 ETTable '377372640 1' 9-max Seat #5 is the buttonSeat 1: ekim3546 (1953 in chips) Seat 2: simaronas (1425 in chips) Seat 3: pupsikaz (3555 in chips) Seat 5: DEZ34RU (1585 in chips) Seat 6: JonMakatraka (1415 in chips) Seat 7: stringslingr (1120 in chips) Seat 8: javismv (1320 in chips) Seat 9: hollysocks11 (1650 in chips) JonMakatraka: posts small blind 25stringslingr: posts big blind 50*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to stringslingr [9d Qh]javismv: folds hollysocks11: calls 50ekim3546: calls 50simaronas: folds pupsikaz: folds DEZ34RU: calls 50JonMakatraka: folds stringslingr: checks *** FLOP *** [6h 5d 9h]stringslingr: bets 150hollysocks11: raises 150 to 300ekim3546: folds DEZ34RU: folds stringslingr: calls 150*** TURN *** [6h 5d 9h] [5s]stringslingr: bets 770 and is all-inhollysocks11: calls 770*** RIVER *** [6h 5d 9h 5s] [Ac]*** SHOW DOWN ***stringslingr: shows [9d Qh] (two pair, Nines and Fives)hollysocks11: shows [9s 3s] (two pair, Nines and Fives)stringslingr collected 1183 from pothollysocks11 collected 1182 from pot*** SUMMARY ***Total pot 2365 | Rake 0 Board [6h 5d 9h 5s Ac]Seat 1: ekim3546 folded on the FlopSeat 2: simaronas folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 3: pupsikaz folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 5: DEZ34RU (button) folded on the FlopSeat 6: JonMakatraka (small blind) folded before FlopSeat 7: stringslingr (big blind) showed [9d Qh] and won (1183) with two pair, Nines and FivesSeat 8: javismv folded before Flop (didn't bet)Seat 9: hollysocks11 showed [9s 3s] and won (1182) with two pair, Nines and Fives

            Look and you will see it was a split pot

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            • #7
              the first hand u had Qs and 7s 9 hi, the other guy had Qs and 7s ace hi--u lose.
              the second hand u both have 9s and 5s ace hi--chop chop.

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