POKER RANK OF HANDS


The rank of hands is always the same – immaterial what type of poker you are playing.

In short, a poker hand consists of 5 cards and fall into one of several categories such as flush, straight or two pair.  The player with the highest ranking hand in a round of poker is the winner.

Royal Flush

A royal flush is the highest hand a player can have. The cards are ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 all in the same suit

Royal flush texas holdem



Straight Flush

A straight flush is a 5 card straight – all of the same suit.

Straight Flush




Four of a Kind or Quads

Four of a Kind or Quads are four cards of equal rank.

4ofakind

Full House or Full Boat

A full house, or full boat, contains three cards of one rank and a pair of another rank.

Full House

Flush

A flush is when any five cards are of the same suit.

Flush

Straight

A straight is a hand comprising of five cards of sequential rank.  It is interesting to know that every possible straight will contain either a 5 or a 10.

Straight

Three of a Kind

Any 3 cards of the same value example 3 Jacks (Hearts, Diamonds, Spades)

3ofakind

Two Pair

A two pair is two cards of one rank and another two cards of another rank.

2pairs

Pair

One pair is two cards of the same rank.

Pair

High Card

The hand with the highest card(s) wins.

High Card

When a tie occurs with more than one player holding either four of a kind, three of a kind, two pair, or one pair, the highest unpaird side card, known as the ‘kicker’, wins the pot.

For example:

Player A:              Ac, Ah, 7s, 7h, Qh

Player B:              As, Ah, 7s, 7h, 9d

Player A wins the hand with the Q kicker.