Poker Hands ranking


Poker hand

A poker hand consists of the best 5 card combination. In games where more than five cards are available to each player, the best five-card combination of those cards must be played. Any cards not included in the hand do not affect its ranking.

Poker cards

Individual cards are ranked A (highest), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 (lowest). Aces can appear low when part of an A-2-3-4-5 straight or straight flush. Individual card ranks are used to rank hands that are in the same rank category.

Poker hands ranks

Winning poker hands order is listed from highest to lowest. A hand with a higher rank beats any hand with a lower rank.

  Royal Flush
The five highest ranking cards of a suit. A Royal Flush is essentially an Ace high Straight Flush.


Straight Flush
Une Quinte avec cinq cartes de la même couleur.Any five cards of the same suit in consecutive order.

Example: Straight Flush, Queen high



Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same rank

Example: Four Kings



Full House
A triple of one rank plus a pair of another. Between two full houses, the one with the higher ranking three cards wins

Example: Full House, Tens over Fours



Any five non-consecutive cards of the same suit.

Example: Flush, King high



Any five consecutive cards of mixed suits. Ace can be high (next to a King) or low (next to a 2) but not both at the same time.

Example: Straight, Nine high



Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same rank (a triple).

Example: Three Jacks



Two Pair
Any pair of one rank, plus any pair of another rank. If two hands have the same high pair, the second pair decides the winner. If both pairs tie, the remaining high cards decide.

Example: Two Pair, Queens and Nines



Any two cards of the same rank. When two hands have the same pair, the remaining high cards decide.

Example: A pair of Eights



High Card
If no other hand rank is achieved, the highest card held wins. If two hands hold the same high card, then remaining high cards decide.

Example: Ace high




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