# Texas Hold'em strange gameplay rules

incorrect game logic

# Steps to Reproduce

Play Texas hold’em and get a tie, straight, or flush

# What I expected to happen

The game gets calculated like normal Texas hold’em.

# What happened

The way the winner is calculated in Texas hold’em accounts for 6 cards and also doesn’t split ties.

Example of the problem with straights being calculated with 6 cards.
Player 1 has a straight with the numbers 5 6 7 8 and 9
Player 2 has a straight with the numbers 5 6 7 8 and 9
Player 1 and 2 should always tie this match up, but instead the the game looks at the cards they were holding and whoever has the highest card wins. An example of that would be if player 1 had a 9 and a King, and player 2 had a 9 and a 3. These should still tie but the game calculates the king vs the 3.

Example of the problem with the flushes.
very close to the problem with the straights, but slightly different. The game checks if both players have a flush and then checks for their highest card. This check does not include the suit; so if someone had a clubs flush but had an ace of spades, they would win.

Ties not being calculated

# Notes / Media

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For that first example, that’s how texas holdem is actually scored. High card decides who wins in a tie. It’s a real rule. That second part, though, if it happened exactly as I said, would definitely be a bug

That is false. You only account for 5 cards maximum. You may have been playing house rules so I understand any confusion. from adda52, " A straight is any five cards in sequence, but not necessarily of the same suit. If more than one player has a straight, the straight ending in the card wins. If both straights end in a card of the same strength, the hand is tied."
some sources:

https://how2holdem.com/texas-holdem-basics/texas-holdem-tie-breaker-rules/ https://www.168casinos.com/games/texas-hold-em-poker/kickers-and-ties.html
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Yeah, I know about the 5 card max but I’ve always played where the high card breaks a tie. Like you said, though, I guess those were house rules and I just didn’t know it

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bump because casino update is active development and I hope they fix this