Split Pots with Straights, Flushes, and Straight Flushes

In the case of straights, flushes, and straight flushes it's simply a matter of who has the highest ranked card(s) in their straight or flush. There are only ten different possible five card straights. The same goes for straight flushes (including the royal flush). In a straight the suits do not matter. Here are some examples with straights and straight flushes.

Player OneLoses toPlayer Two
Ace of Diamonds Two of Spades Six of Clubs Seven of Hearts
With a board of:
Five of Clubs King of Hearts Ten of Diamonds Three of Spades Four of Hearts


Player OneLoses toPlayer Two
Four of Clubs Nine of Spades Nine of Diamonds Jack of Diamonds
With a board of:
Eight of Clubs Seven of Hearts Five of Diamonds Ten of Spades Six of Hearts


Player OneBeatsPlayer Two
King of Diamonds Ten of Spades Ace of Spades Five of Spades
With a board of:
Seven of Spades Six of Spades Nine of Spades King of Hearts Eight of Spades



The same idea goes for flushes, except that if both players have the same high card then you compare the second highest card. If the second highest is the same you go to the third...until the five highest flush cards are compared. Here are some examples with flushes.

Player OneBeatsPlayer Two
Ace of Hearts Two of Hearts King of Hearts Queen of Hearts
With a board of:
Jack of Hearts Three of Hearts Two of Clubs Nine of Hearts Four of Hearts


Player OneBeatsPlayer Two
Four of Diamonds Eight of Hearts Ace of Spades Seven of Hearts
With a board of:
King of Hearts Jack of Hearts Three of Spades Four of Hearts Nine of Hearts


Player OneLoses toPlayer Two
Nine of Clubs Eight of Clubs Ace of Clubs Ten of Spades
With a board of:
Jack of Hearts Ten of Clubs Two of Clubs King of Clubs Four of Clubs

If you're still having trouble figuring out who wins when multiple players have a flush, go to our flush example page.

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