Tie Breaker Rules of Poker Cash Game
In Texas Hold'em Poker, several hands do not offer a tie-breaker option; which may or may not be the case in other types of Poker. Let’s find out a few Poker tie breaker rules to clear the confusion and understand the concept better.
Know the detailed Poker tie breaker cash game rules here-
|ROYAL FLUSH||Not Applicable||
There is no way to break a tie in this Texas Hold’em hand since two players can't have the same Royal Flush.
The money is divided among all players if the royal Flush is made using the five community cards.
|STRAIGHT FLUSH||Not Applicable||
This is one of the impossible situations in the game as two players can’t hold the same straight Flush in Texas Hold’em Poker.
As per Straight Flush Poker rules, the money is divided among all players if the straight Flush is made using the five community cards except if no one holds a royal Flush.
If two players have the same hand rank as a Straight Flush, then the higher ranking straight Flush would win the pot. (a straight Flush that ends with the high-ranking cards)
|FOUR OF A KIND||1 Kicker Card||
Poker ties are impossible to achieve since two players cannot have the same four of a kind unless the dealer distributes four of a kind through community cards.
If it occurs, the kicker becomes the decider, and the player with the highest-ranking card after checking their hole cards wins.
If the “kicker on the board,” the fifth community card, is greater than any of the participants' hole cards, the pot is divided.
|FULL HOUSE||Not Applicable||
According to Poker tie rules, the pot is always divided when two players have the matching Full House.
The first three same ranked cards decide the Full House's value, followed by a pair. For example, K-K-K-A-A defeats K-K-K-9-9, and so on. K-K-K-A-A loses against A-A-A-K-K.
A kicker card cannot be utilized to decide a winner for an equal Full House, so the pot is divided.
|FLUSH||Two Kicker Cards||
In Texas Hold'em, two players can’t get the matching Flush.
As per Poker Flush rules, if two players hold Flush, the player with the highest-ranking Flush wins.
The pot is shared among all players in the hand if the dealer hands a Flush using community cards that is the highest Flush when all players hole cards are taken into consideration.
Flush rules state that the declaration of a winner is done by combining the players' cards with the board cards to get the highest combination of the two.
|STRAIGHT||Two Kicker Cards||
The pot gets divided in the case when two or more players are holding the same straight using the community cards.
When two or more players make the same straight through their hole cards & board cards, then the one with the higher ranking wins the pot.
The pot is shared whenever a straight results in the highest-ranked cards among all players, regardless of suit.
|THREE OF A KIND||Two Kicker Cards||
If players hold the identical three of a kind (suit is irrelevant in this hand), the winner is determined by the 4th highest-ranking card (one of the players' hole cards or a community card, whichever is higher ranking).
If the 4th strongest card (highest ranking card) is also a tie, then the 5th card is used to declare a winner.
If the fifth card is also a tie, the pot is shared evenly (this would be a rare case).
|TWO PAIR||1 Kicker Card||
Poker two-pair tie breaker rules state that if players hold the identical two pairs irrespective of the suit, the winner is decided by the 5th highest-ranking card (one of the player’s hole cards or a community card).
As per Texas Hold’em two-pair tie-breaker rule, the pot is shared if both players have the same kickers or if the community card is the highest.
|ONE PAIR||Pair Card||
If two players hold the same Poker pair, who wins?
Poker pair rules say that if the pairs are of the same value, the highest kicker card determines the winner. A second and even third kicker can be used if necessary.
|HIGH CARD||Two Kicker Card||
As per Texas Hold'em high card rules, the pot is shared if all players have the same five cards. This is highly unusual.
In all other cases, the winner is decided by the players' hole cards. The player with the best hole card gets the pot amount.
Tie Breaker Poker Rules FAQ -
Q - Who wins if two players are holding a flush?
A - As per Texas Hold’em Flush rules, if two or more players have five cards of the same suit, the player with the strongest cards wins. For example - if Player A is holding 10 ♥ Q ♥, player B is holding 4 ♣and 6♥ and the board shows 3♥7♥5♥9♥J♦, player A with Q♥10♥9♥7♥5♥ wins over player B with 9♥7♥6♥5♥3♥.
Q - Who wins if two players are holding a straight?
A - Texas Hold’em Straight rules state that the player who creates a straight with the highest cards in value wins the pot. For example, in a Hold’em game, player A has J-K, Player B is holding 7-8, and the board comes 10-Q-9-6-3. In this situation, player A with 9-10-J-Q-K beats Player B with 6-7-8-9-10.
Q - Who wins if two players are holding a full house?
A - The player with the highest-ranking 3 cards wins. For example – if player A has J-J, player B has J-&, and the board reveals K-J-7-7-4, player A with J-J-J-7-7 wins over player B’s J-J-7-7-7.
Q - Who wins if no player is holding the cards that qualify as a hand?
A -According to Texas Hold’em tie-breaker rules, if no player is having a pair or cards in a sequence/suit, the player with the ‘high-card’ wins. If player A is holding K♥ 9♦, B is having 5♦ 8♠ and the board comes 2♠ 4♥ Q♣ 6♦ 10♥, player A with ‘K’ wins over player B’s ‘8’.
Q. If two players hold the same pair in Texas Hold’em, who wins?
A- If two or more players are holding the same type of hand, the kicker card helps in determining the winner. For example – if player A has 10-5, B has 10-8 and the board comes 2-4-J-10-K, both players have a pair of 10s. In this situation, as per Poker pair rules, player B will win as the kicker card ‘8’ is higher than player A’s ‘5’.
Q - What is a kicker card?
A - if two or more players are holding the same type of hand, the kicker card helps in determining the winner. For example – if player A has 10-5, B has 10-8 and the board comes 2-4-J-10-k, both players have a pair of 10s. In this situation, player B will win as the kicker card ‘8’ is higher than player A’s ‘5’.
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