Split pots occur regularly in Zynga Poker. In Texas Hold'em poker, players are allowed to use any combination of cards from their whole cards and/or the board cards to make the best five-card hand. In the event of two or more players holding equal ranking hands at showdown, the pot is divided based on the total amount of chips on the table.
Split pots can be confusing. It is important to remember these important rules:
- You must make the best hand possible using exactly five cards
- All five cards are used in deciding the strength of the hand
- No cards outside of the best of five have any bearing on the strength of the hand (ie. Sixth card kickers do not exist)
In Zynga Poker, users involved in a split pot will all be deemed winners. We are looking at new options to communicate when a split pot has taken place.