cards mucked at showdown

Strategy & Advice by rsmiller334 Posted

I've been given different answers, I would like to hear from others about this rule. One the river there was a bet and a call. One of the players mucked the hand, the other player asked to see the cards. The cards never hit the muck, what is the right thing for the dealer to do?


  1. Tap the cards on the muck, killing them, then turn them over. If you don't tap them on the top of the muck, the hand is live, and if it's the winner, the supposedly mucked hand gets the pot. The calling player- and only him- has the right to ask to see the cards, but kill them by tapping them on the muck first.