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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.

Such card ranking is used in the following types of the game: Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, 5-Card Draw, 7 Card Stud and-other.

All card hands in poker in pictures (Hand Rankings)

High Card

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.

high card

One Pair

Two cards of the same rank. For example, a pair of kings: king plus king.

one pair

Two Pair

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.

two pair

Three of a kind

All three cards of the same rank. For example, queen plus queen and plus queen.

three of kind

Straight

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.

straight

Flush

All cards of the same suit in any order. For example, 2, 5, 7, 9 and king of spades.

flush

Full House

Three of a kind plus one pair. For example, three aces plus two kings.

full house

Four of a kind

All four cards of the same rank. For example, queen plus queen plus queen and plus queen

four of a kind

Straight flush

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.

straight flush

Royal flush

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.

royal flush