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:

What do I not understand about this?

Thanks for the feedback,

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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.


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.