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Poker Hand Rankings

Poker Hands From Best To Worst

Below is a listing of Poker Hands ranked in order from the best possible hand, to the lowest possible hand that you can get while playing Poker.
 
Royal Flush (Best Hand You Can Get):
A royal flush is when you get A, K, Q, J, and 10 in all the same suit. Any suit means they can be either all hearts, all diamonds, all clubs or all spades.
Straight Flush:
A straight flush is when you get any 5 cards in a row that are all the same suit. An example of this would be 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 all hearts. Any suit means they can be either all hearts, all diamonds, all clubs or all spades.
Four of a Kind (AKA Quads):
4 of a kind means that you have 4 of the same ranked card plus one other meaningless card.  The best possible for of a kind would be four aces: AAAAX (where X is any other card)
Full House (AKA A Boat):
A full house means that you have a combination of 3 of one card (i.e. 5) and 2 of another card (i.e. J).  Basically it is a combination of a pair and three of a kind as listed below.  The higher combination of 3 cards is used to decide the higher full house.
Straight:
A straight is when you get any 5 cards in a row.  Suits do not matter in a straight. An example of this would be 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 any suits.
Three of a Kind (AKA Trips or A Set):
Three of a kind means that you have gotten three of the same value (in this example 5's) with two other cards that do not matter.  3 A's are the highest and 3 2's are the lowest.
Two Pair:
Two Pair means that you have gotten two pairs of cards of the same value (in this example A's and 6's).  When two players have the same high pair, the player with the higher of the lower pairs wins.
A Pair:
A Pair means that you have gotten two cards of the same value (in this example A's and 6's).  When two players have the same pair, the player with the highest of the remaining cards wins.
High Card:
The lowest scoring hand in poker.  This means that the highest card in your hand is used to determine if you have a better hand over your opponent.