Flush and kickers - rules question
If there is a flush on the board, can an off-suit card in the pocket serve as a kicker?
/Oscar Vazquez, Fresno, CA
No. According to the poker rules, players can only use five cards to build their poker hand. Since a flush is made up of five cards, there's no room for any off-suit cards to influence it.
On the contrary, if there's a flush on the board, a card of the same suit in a players hand can give him or her a higher flush.