Once the final round of betting is completed, we have a showdown. All the remaining active players show their
cards, comprised of the best five cards from each player’s combination of hole cards plus the community cards.
The player with the strongest hand wins the pot. If there is a tie, the pot will be split equally among the
If one player bet or raised and no one called, there is no need for the showdown, and the Pokerway software
awards the pot to the player with the uncalled bet. This is also the case on any previous round, and no further
cards are dealt because the hand is over. Sometimes a player can bet all their chips before the betting rounds
are over. In this case, one or more side pots may be created, and the software designates main and side pots.
When a player is all in, a bet or raise can be made that is not called, but a showdown still takes place assuming
that another player has put at least as many chips into the pot as the player who is all in.
Players usually have the choice to not show losing hands. You can, however, see any cards that were active
in the showdown even if they were not shown. Just click on “Hand #” to bring up a new window and it will show
the results of the last hand and all the active cards.
In Texas Hold’em, when determining the winning hand the combination of five best cards sometimes includes
both a player’s hole cards, only one of a player’s hole cards or, rarely, no hole cards are used. In these
cases, the board would contain a combination better than any hand that can be made using the player’s hole
cards. This is called playing the board. If all players play the board, the pot is split equally among all
players remaining in the hand at that point.
In Omaha, you must use exactly two of your four hole cards. So your best hand is any two from your hole cards
and three from the community cards.