I’m playing poker online at a place called poker stars dot net.
I understand the basic poker rules, and have a ‘list’ of the hands and order to help me out. I’ve been trying to get the hang of the game and am doing okay (part card luck and skill, part playing people).
But I dont’ understand why sometimes I lose a hand, if someone and I have the exact hand.
Most recent example: Player in spot 3 was the dealer, I was the player in spot six. We were the only two left.
The community pot had nothing but a pair of fours, player 3 had a queen and a king in her hole cards, I had an ace and a king. Yet, I was shown to have a pair of fours, and she was shown to have a pair of fours ace kicker.
Is there some obscure rule I’m just missing? I mean, part of the reason I play online is so that I don’t have to keep track of the numbers, I just click a button and move a slider to calculate what to put in.
I should add, I’ve had this happen both for and against me, I’m trying to notice where the ‘button’ is in relation to that happenign - maybe it has to do with the bet cycle as well? I’ve asked my poker friends and they say it sounds “wrong” and I need to provide more data … which I’m working on.