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Title: Dealer open folded cards
Post by: Heiko0912 on September 09, 2018, 04:45:41 AM
Hello to everybody from Germany!
On a NLH Tournament something unhappy happened.
The River card is dealt, Player are Heads-Up.
Player A bets, Player B called. No Player all-in.
Player A tabled his hand and shows two Pairs.
Player B looks in his cards, then looks to the board, whispers silently (nobody heard it) and throw his cards in the direction of the muck. The Dealer stop the cards, look to Player B and then tabled the hand. Player B didnít saw that he had a flush.
I donít know, what the hell the dealer thought of, but I gave the pot to Player A because he tabled his hand in a correct way. I donít  punish Player A, because the dealer makes a mistake.
What is your decision?
Excuse my English writing.
Best regards.

Heiko
Title: Re: Dealer open folded cards
Post by: Nick C on September 15, 2018, 08:00:51 PM
Heiko0912,

 Wow...that's a bad situation. I understand your reasoning but I believe the pot should have been awarded to the best hand. The dealer had no right to expose the discarded hand, however as long as both players were in for all bets and the discarded hand was identified with certainty I would have to disagree with your decision.