Don't Understand

Can someone explain this to me. I end a showdown and both myself and another have a Flush with Ace high, yet he gets all of the chips! I can’t make sense of it! Here’s the link:

https://www.replaypoker.com/hand/replay/623482961/flush-ace-high

What do I not understand about this?

Thanks for the feedback,
Kevin

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Hi Kevin,

Although you both had flushes, he had J9 and you only had 64 spades. Therefore he had the better flush hand and won the pot.

Hope this clarifies things.

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Hold’em is always the best 5 card combination. The dealer always tries to find the best hand combination. The best combination could be 1, 2 or 0 of your hole cards. If the showdown is equal then the pot will be split with a tie between players.

Split pots are common with A high straight on some boards and many other straights. A flush is impossible to split unless the best flush is the community cards shown.

Example: flop is AhAdAc and the turn is As quads. Any player in the pot has quads, the best hand possible, but the kicker also counts.

If the river is a K everyone has a split/tie pot & the best hand called the nuts. No player can beat quads with a K kicker. If the river is a 2 then the best kicker would win. Hence a K kick is best then Q J T etc. Every card out of 5 best counts.

The flush is A high but the next best card is a J which beats your best card a 6. A flush is a flush & a great hand but a better flush beats a weaker flush.

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