Poker Ranking of Hands

Poker is you probably know is a game of cards. Unlike other card games such as baccarat or blackjack in poker the cards have more than just their nominated value. Your general goal in poker is to form the strongest possible hand, made of a combination of cards. The different combinations have different values, some are weaker and some are stronger. The strongest combinations in poker are the hands that come up very rarely and the weakest hands have a pretty good chance of coming up. Many novice players skip learning this important issue because in online poker rooms the winning hands are declared automatically. Believe us, it is vital to your poker education. Here we will list the ranking of poker hands, starting from the strongest and down to the weakest.

Royal flush: 5 cards in consecutive order all from the same suit (i.e. 10-J-Q-K-A all clubs).
Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same value plus a fifth card that is used to break ties (i.e. J-J-J-J-10).
Full House: Three cards of the same value plus two other cards of the same value
(i.e. 7-7-7-Q-Q).
Flush: Five cards all from the same suit with random order (i.e. 4-6-10-Q-2 all hearts).
Straight: Five cards of random suits in consecutive order
(i.e. 4-5-6-7-8 all of different suits).
Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same value plus two other random cards
(i.e. J-J-J-3-9).
Two Pairs: Two cards of the same value and another two cards of another value
(i.e. 7-7-10-10).
One Pair: Two cards of the same value, all other cards random (i.e. K-K-5-3-J).
High Card: A hand that does not form any of the above combinations I valued by its highest ranked card (i.e. A-3-7-J-K off suit is an Ace high hand).

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