Poker Hands

Poker Hands

The rank of hands remain same in most Poker games is played. In a nutshell, a poker hand consists of five cards. The player with the highest ranking hand is the winner.

The ranks hands. Highest to lowest

ROYAL FLUSH

Royal Flush

A ‘Royal Flush’ always comprises of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of the same suit. The ‘Royal Flush’ is the strongest hand in Poker.

STRAIGHT FLUSH

Straight Flush

A ‘Straight Flush’ is a set of 5 same suited cards in numeric sequence. On table, if a ‘Straight Flush’ has a higher card than the others, the former wins.

FOUR OF A KIND

Four of a kind

It is a set of 4 cards of the same face value and one different card. On table, the player with the highest ‘Four of a Kind’ wins.

FULL HOUSE

Full House

3 cards of the same face value and 2 cards of another make a ‘Full House’, also called a ‘Boat’. The player who holds the higher valued 3 cards wins.

FLUSH

Flush

A ‘Flush’ is 5 cards of any face value but the same suit. If more than one player holds a ‘Flush’, the one with higher face value on highest card wins.

STRAIGHT

Straight

5 cards of any suit set in a numerical sequence. In a ‘Straight’, an Ace can be used as both the highest and the lowest face value. This is also called ‘Ladder’.

THREE OF A KIND

Three of a kind

3 cards of the same face value and 2 cards with different face values make a ‘Three of a Kind’, also called ‘Trips’. In case of a clash, the player with higher face value on the 3 cards, wins.

TWO PAIR

Two Pair

Two cards of same face value, two cards of another face value and one different card put together make a ‘Two Pair’. On table, the player with higher face value of pair wins.

ONE PAIR

One Pair

‘One Pair’ is formed by 2 cards with same face value and three random face values. If two players hold a ‘One Pair’, the highest pair wins.

HIGH CARD

High Card

A combination of cards with different face values and suits, it is the lowest ranked hand. If more than 2 players hold a ‘High Card’, the highest face value wins.

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