Rankings of Poker Hands

Name

Description

Example

Highcard

The simple value of a player’s best card*

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Pair

Two cards with the same value

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Two Pairs

Two cards with the same value, twice

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Three of a Kind

Three cards with the same value

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Straight

A sequence of five consecutive cards

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Flush

Five cards of the same Suit

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Full House

A Pair of two cards and Three of a Kind of three other cards

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Four of a Kind

Four cards with the same value

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Straight Flush

A Straight, where all cards are of the same suit

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Royal Flush

A Straight Flush from Ten to Ace

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*Ranking of Individual Cards

Individual cards have a hierarchy too, which is used to determine the winner in the event that multiple players have formed the same hand as above. The list below shows the order of cards, from low to high.

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Ace can be the lowest card, or the highest card, depending on a player’s choice. It cannot be both (e.g. a straight cannot be made with: Q K A 2 3).

There are no ‘Joker’ cards in poker.

 

Ranking of Suits

In Texas Hold ‘Em poker, all suits are equal. If the only difference between two players’ hands are the suits, then the players are tied.