Rank Of Winning Poker Hands By Order
While there are many ways of playing poker, different game types and different strategies, what most poker games
have in common are the winning poker hands themselves.
Below are poker hands in order from the best poker hands to the worst hands.
(Note: A 5 of a kind [not shown] beats a Royal Flush, but isn't possible without wildcards; which Texas Hold'em and most other online poker games do not have.)

Royal Flush
A Royal Flush is 5 cards of the same suit ordered from 10 through Ace. 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit (which suit does
not matter so long as all 5 cards are the same suit).


Straight Flush
A straight flush is 5 cards in numerical order of the same suit, i.e. 7, 8, 9, 10, J of hearts or 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
of clubs, etc. When the cards are ordered 10 through Ace, it becomes a royal straight flush.


Four of a Kind
A four of a kind consists of 4 of the same cards in your hand, i.e. four 7's, four kings, etc. The fifth card in
your hand is irrelevant; since it's not possible for two players to have the same 4 of a kind a high card is not
needed for any 'tiebreakers'.


Full House
A full house uses all 5 cards in your hand, and is made up of a three of a kind combined with a pair. For example,
7, 7, 7, 3, 3 is a full house, as is Q, Q, Q, A, A.


Flush
A flush is any 5 cards of the same suit. They do not need to be ordered (ordered cards of the same suit would
be a straight flush).


Straight
A straight is 5 cards in order. i.e. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 9, 10, J, Q, K. The suits are of no relevance to the hand,
if all 5 cards are of the same suit the straight becomes a straight flush.


Three of a Kind
Three of a kind is exactly as it sounds, 3 cards of the same value, i.e. 3, 3, 3, 7, J or 10, 10, 10, 4, 6.


Two Pair
As the name implies, two pair is two different pairs of cards in your five card hand. In the event another player
has the same twopair, the highest 5th card in your hand will determine the winner.


Pair
A pair is two cards of the same value in your hand. Two kings, two 7's, etc.

High Card  If you cannot make any of the above poker hands with your cards in a game of poker, you essentially
have nothing. If no players remaining in a game have a true 'hand', whoever has the highest card in their hand wins;
with an Ace being highest and 2 being the lowest. If two or more players have the same high card, it goes to the
second highest card in each players hand, then the 3rd, etc.


