Poker Hand Rankings
hands are shown From Highest to Lowest.
Flush. This is the highest poker hand attainable. To complete this hand,
you need an Ace, King, Queen, Jack
and 10, all of the same suit. The suit does not matter as a Royal Flush
can ONLY BE tied by another Royal Flush, this hand cannot be beaten.
Flush -- This poker hand consists of five cards in a row, all of the same suit.
An example would be: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
of clubs (as shown above).
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cards that are identical. For example, the four deuces pictured
Three-of-a-kind, along with
a pair. The example pictured above is a Full House consisting of
three sevens and a pair of threes. The poker term for this
hand would be, "Sevens Full Of Threes". A
Full House is also sometimes referred to as a Full Boat.
Full Houses are ranked based on their three-of-a-kind portion.
For instance, a Full House consisting of three eights and a pair of
twos would beat the Full House pictured in our example above because
three eights beats three sevens. It does NOT matter
that the pair in the WINNING hand (twos) is lower than the
pair in the losing hand (threes).
cards, all of the same suit, of any rank and in no particular order.
If the five suited cards are ALSO in sequence, the hand you have
would be a Straight Flush and if the sequence consists of 10,J,Q,K,A
then you have a Royal Flush. When two Flushes are compared
against one another to determine the winning poker hand, the Flush
consisting of the HIGHEST CARD wins. If the HIGHEST CARD of
each flush is identical (for instance, one player has a Heart Flush
with the Queen as HIGHEST CARD and another player has a Club Flush
with the Queen as the HIGHEST CARD), the player with the NEXT
HIGHEST CARD Wins. Flushes can be tied if the ranks of the
five suited cards in one players hand are IDENTICAL to the ranks of
the five suited cards in the second players hand, although this is
sequential cards of non-identical suits. In Straights, the Ace
can act as the lowest card, as in a Straight of A,2,3,4,5 OR
the highest card, as in a Straight consisting of 10,J,Q,K,A.
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cards of the same rank. Also called trips by some
players. Remember, even though some of the following poker
hands are shown using 4 or 3 card examples, all poker hands MUST
CONSIST of five cards. The extra cards in three of a kind, two
pair and one pair hands, determines the winning hand in the case of
separate pair. Our example consists of a pair of Kings and a
pair of Nines. Should another player ALSO have the same two
pair (Kings and Nines) the highest card OTHER than
the two Kings and the two Nines will determine the winner. For
example, one player has Kings and Nines with a Jack and another
player has Kings and Nines with a Queen. The player with the
Queen would win the hand.
cards of similar rank.
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