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Poker Rules - Hand Rankings

                           poker hand rankings

 

Royal Flush:- this is the best possible hand A-K-Q-J-10 (the biggest 5 cards all of the same suit)

Straight flush:- a five card sequence all of the same suit. (When there are two or more “Straight Flushes” at the same hand, the highest one wins. For example:7,8,9,10,J beats A,2,3,4,5 )

Four of a kind:- Four cards of the same rank. For example 10,10,10,10 . (If there are more players which have “Four of a kind”, then one with the higher ranked “Four of a kind” wins. For example: K,K,K,K beats 9,9,9,9)

Full House:- This is “Three of a kind” and a Pair. (If there is more than one player with a Full House hand then the highest ranked hand wins. For example: A,A,A,10,10 beats K,K,K,10,10 or K,K,K,10,10 beats K,K,K,9,9)

Flush:- Five cards (not in sequence) all of the same suit.( If there are more players that have Flush, then the one with the highest card wins. For example: A,2,7,10,9 beats K,7,8,9,10)

Straight:- any 5 card sequence (not the same suit). (If 2 or more players have Straight, then the highest one wins. For example: 6,7,8,9,10 beats A,2,3,4,5. If 2 players have cards of the same value then the pot is splited.)

Three of a kind:- Three cards of the same rank. (If 2 or more players have “Three of a kind” then the one with the highest remaining cards wins the pot. For example 10,10,10,8,5 beats 10,10,10,4,2)

Two Pairs:- 2 pairs of different ranks. For example:10,10,9,9,3 (If 2 or more players have Two Pairs, the highest ranking second pair wins. For example: 9,9,8,8,3 beats 9,9,7,7,3 .If 2 or more players have the same pairs, the highest remaining card wins)

One Pair:- 2 cards of the same rank. (When there are at least 2 players who have a pair, then the highest pair wins. If 2 players have a pair of the same rank, then the one with the highest remaining cards wins)

High Card:- When none of the players have any combination above, then the player with the highest card wins. For example : K,4,J,7,6 beats Q,6,4,9,J (K kicker)
 

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