Poker Hand Rankings – Order of Poker Hands
Before starting to play poker, you must first learn card hands and know their ranking. In this article, we will present you with a detailed review of each poker hand which you can see in the picture.
There are many poker varieties, and the rules may vary significantly. But card hands are virtually identical in all types of the game. All these hands, beginning with the lowest and ending with the highest hand, always consists of five cards, no matter how many cards you can use.
All card hands in poker in pictures (Hand Rankings)
When the players do not have a single hand listed below – pair and higher, then ranking of cards is taken into account. In this case, the hand that has the highest card wins the bank. Card ranking in poker begins from deuce to ace. If two or more players have the same high card, then the second card is taken into account. If the second card is the same, the third card is compared, etc. until the fifth card.
Two cards of the same rank. For example, a pair of kings: king plus king.
Two cards of the same rank plus two other cards of the same rank. For example, a pair of nines, plus a pair of jacks.
Three of a kind
All three cards of the same rank. For example, queen plus queen and plus queen.
A hand in which all five cards must be strictly in sequence, and in this case the suit does not matter. For example, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Straight has one feature – ace can also be a unit, such as an ace, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
All cards of the same suit in any order. For example, 2, 5, 7, 9 and king of spades.
Three of a kind plus one pair. For example, three aces plus two kings.
Four of a kind
All four cards of the same rank. For example, queen plus queen plus queen and plus queen
Very strong poker hand – five cards in sequence and all of the same suit. For example, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of clubs. The highest straight flush can be up to the king.
The highest cards of the same suit in sequence, where an ace is the highest. For example, 10, jack, queen, king and ace of hearts.