Poker Hand Ranking

Poker Hands From Best To Worst

Royal flush: AKQJ10A straight from ten to ace with all cards of the same suit, in poker all suits are ranked equally.

Straight flush: 98765Any straight with all the cards of the same suit.

Four of a kind: AAAAKAny four cards of the same rank. If two players have the same four of a kind the best fifth card will decide which one wins the pot.

Full house: AAAKKAny three cards of the same rank to go with any two cards of the same rank. Fours full of threes beats twos full of aces. The rank which you have three cards of determines who wins the pot with more then one player having a full house.

Flush: A10864Any five cards with the same suit, the highest card determines which wins the pot with multiple flushes in a hand.

Straight: AKQJ10Any five consecutive cards with at least two suits. Aces can be counted as both high and low card.

Three of a kind: AAAKQ Any three cards of the same rank.

Two pair: AAKKQAny two cards with the same rank to go with another pair.

One pair: AAKQJAny two cards of the same rank.

High card: AKQJ9Any hand which doesn't contain any of the hands mentioned above, this is the best no made hand.

Poker hand ranking Royal flush- The best hand in poker

The best hand in poker, a royal flush.

Common Questions

Which suit have the highest rank?

In poker all suits have the same rank, if you and you opponent have the same hand you will chop the pot.

What does a 3 pair beat?

You can only use five cards in poker, therefore only a two pair can be counted. A two pair only beats a pair and worse two pairs.

Can you make a 3-2-A-K-Q straight?

No, it's not possible for a straight to pass through one side of the ace to the other.

Does a 2-2-2-A-A beat a 5-5-5-7-7 full house?

No, the biggest three of a kind hand will win the pot if there is multiple full houses.

When deciding what beats what in poker you should bare in mind that you must use five cards. So if both you and your opponent have four cards in common the fifth card will decide who will win the pot even though it might only be a higher kicker that decides it.

Good luck at the tables!

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