Poker Hand Rankings

Almost every style of poker uses a standard single 52 card deck, and the majority of games remove the jokers from play. The hand ranking for Texas Holdem (and most common variations of poker) is as follows:


Royal Flush The best possible hand in Texas Holdem. Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace (same suit)
Straight Flush Five cards of the same suit and in sequential order. Example, ace, two, three four five (same suit)
Four-of-a-kind Any four numerically matching cards
Full House Three of a kind and a pair in the same hand A, A, A, Q, Q (‘Aces full of Queens’)
Flush Five cards of the same suit, in any order
Straight Five cards, of any suit, in sequential order
Three-of-a-kind Any three numerically matching cards
Two Pair Two different pairs in the same hand
Pair Any two numerically matching cards
High Card The highest ranked card in your hand Ace being the highest and 2 being the lowest
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