This is a very common hand in Hold'em and illustrates a concept discussed earlier-the kicker.
Suppose the board shows K, K, 3, 7, 5. You hold J, 3 and another player holds a 10,3. Both of you have two pair, Ks and 3s, but you win, since your J-kicker beats the 10-kicker. As mentioned before, it is possible for the top kicker to appear on the board, in which case the pot is split.
Suppose for the same pocket cards, the board showed, K, K, 3,7, A. Both of you have Ks and 3s with an Ace kicker. Your J does not get to play and the pot is split. When comparing hands with two pair, the top pair determines who wins. Which brings us to another important concept in Hold'em-the overcard.
Suppose you have K, Q in the pocket and the board comes up K, 3, 3, Q, A. The Ace on the board is an overcard to your King.
Your hand is 'two pair, Kings and Queens but you 10se to anyone holding a single Ace in the pocket, since they also have two pair (Aces and threes).
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If you have two pocket cards of the same rank, you have one pair. If two cards of the same rank appear on the board, everyone has at least one pair.
Any card you hold that matches at least one card on the board gives you one pair.
If none of the combinations described can be formed,the high card wins at showdown. If players share the same high card,the second highest card plays, and so on.
Suits are not ranked in poker. If two or more players have the same five-card hand at showdown, the money is split between them.
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