Yes, the burned cards are kept face down. A total of three cards are burned, one each before the flop, turn and river. Supposedly instituted as a way to defeat stacked decks.
Oh, is that an actual poker slang term? I didn’t know. From the context it seemed to me like you were just saying if there was an ace on the board a tie flush was possible. Ah well, if anyone else was unfamiliar with the term it’s clarified.
And since I just got washed out of yet another tournament I’m going to gripe about the beat for a moment. I have K-Q os in third position. One bet of T1000 in front of me. I call, another call behind me, everyone else folds.
Flop is K-J-2, no flush possibilities. Guy in front of me bets T1000. I figure him for a pocket pair because if he had trips I think he would have checked. I go all in for T6400 and he calls. He turns up Q-Q so not only do I have an overpair I have one of his two outs.
Turn is the 4th Q. I’m told my exclamation of “son of a BITCH!” could be heard in the parking lot. River’s no help and I’m gone.
What annoyed me most was a) he knew I had him beat on the flop and he called a T5400 reraise anyway and b) the cards were such that absent an all-in bet from him on the flop I was gonna go broke that hand no matter what. Alas, such is poker. At least such is poker as I’ve been playing it for the last two weeks.