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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 wild-cards; which Texas Hold'em and most other online poker games do not have.)

Royal Flush 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 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.
4 of a Kind 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 'tie-breakers'.
Full House 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 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 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
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 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 two-pair, the highest 5th card in your hand will determine the winner.
A Pair 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.
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