What is Tie?

Tie → 1.  Tie is when players tie for a pot and split the winnings.

Example usage → “After the 5-to-flush fell on the river, it was a tie

Explanation

In scenarios where two players have the same hand, we typically look to the kickers in order to establish the winner.

However, sometimes players legitimately have the same hand, including identical kickers. In such scenarios the hand is deemed a tie and pot is divided up evenly. While most ties occur between two players, it is possible for three or more players to tie for a single pot. 

Commonly used alternative words for tie include “split” and “chop”.

Strategy Application 

Certain types of board texture make a tie more likely. For example, imagine the following board in hold’em.

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Since the effective nuts is already on the board, all players involved in this hand are guaranteed to tie for the pot.

See Also 

Split, Split Pot, Board, Kicker, Hand Rankings

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