When Does a Kicker Count?
Because it is not a part of a player’s winning combination, the kicker card does not come into play in the vast majority of playing scenarios.
The only situation where it does come into play is in the case of a draw. Let’s say that both players have a flush. In this scenario, the pot will be awarded to the player with the highest kicker card.
- In poker, the highest-ranked card that is not included in the winning combination