The support explanation, though kind and very detailed, didn’t make me understand. What do pots influence hands in matches?
Thanks for writing in about that hand! It looks like the hand was awarded correctly. Your Pair, unfortunately, was defeated at showdown by Two Pair. You can check out the poker hand hierarchy here: Poker hand hierarchy – Replay Poker
Let’s take a look at the replay: Hand #747754551 · Replay Poker
Your best hand: T- T- K- Q- 7
Opponent’s best hand: 5- 5- 4- 4- K
The best hand went to Holi88 because he had a two pair, but this hand also has a side pot. You can only win as many chips from each player at a table as you yourself can contribute. In this case, you started with 1,500 chips. The winner of this hand Holi88 also started with 1,500 chips. The other player JCR67 started with 9,230 chips . Since Holi88 had the best hand, he won won as many chips from the pot as possible (in this case, 9,060 chips ). Since there was a remainder in the pot, it goes to the next best hand that still has chips in the pot. In this case, it was JCR67 , so they received as many possible chips as they could above the originally won amount by Holi88 . This same pattern is followed for side pots until every chip is accounted for (which means 3, 4, 5, or more people could potentially win chips in a single hand).