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5 players at the showdown: who gets the pot?
The “nuts”: a very important idea.
Given the following cards on the table, which ones are the 10 best possible hands you can theorically realize?
|On the table
|2nd best hand|
|3rd best hand|
|4th best hand|
|5th best hand|
|6th best hand|
|7th best hand|
|8th best hand|
|9th best hand|
|10th best hand|
You are on the flop against three players, how should you play?
The pot goes to Bea.
At the flop Diego had the best hand with a 5-high straight; his hand was the best at the turn as well, but at the river a third heart came and so Bea got her flush and won the pot.
|Best hand||straight flush (with 5 and 4 of hearts)|
|2nd best hand||four of a kind (with 3-3)|
|3rd best hand||7s full of 3s (with 7-7)|
|4th best hand||6s full of 3s (with 6-6)|
|5th best hand||3s full of 7s (with 7-3)|
|6th best hand||3s full of 6s (with 6-3)|
|7th best hand||3s full of 2s (with 3-2)|
|8th best hand||2s full of 3s (with 2-2)|
|9th best hand||A-high flush (with Ace of hearts)|
|10th best hand||K-high flush (with K of hearts)|
The situation is dangerous. If nothing came, you probably lose against a higher pair; if you make three 7s, but a J or a 6 could give a straight to an opponent; the only real good card for you is a 6. So you’d better fold quickly.
Compared to the previous hand, the situation has stronlgy improved. Any 9 or 4 gives you a straight that makes you win almost surely (only an improbable 9-7 beats you); the more dangerous card is indeed a 7, that gives you three of a kind against a possible straight.