Poker Hand Rankings

Best Hands in Order

 

1. Royal Flush

Royal Flush is when you have an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, all belonging to the same suit.

 

2. Straight Flush

Straight Flush is when you have five cards in numerical sequence all belonging to the same suit.

 

3. Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind is when you have Four cards of the same rank with the fifth card being the highest.

 

4. Full House

Full House is when you have three cards of matching rank, with two additional cards of a different matching rank.

 

5. Flush

Flush is when you have Five cards all belonging to the same suit. For example, if you're hole cards are two diamonds and there are 3 diamonds on the field, you have a flush.

 

6. Straight

Straight is when you have Five cards in ranked sequence. For instance, if you're holding a 'Three' and a 'five' and there's a 'four', 'six' and a 'seven' on the board as community cards you have a straight; Holding Three-to-Eight makes a straight.

 

7. Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind is when you have three cards of matching rank. For instance, if one of your hole cards is a 'Queen' and there's two Queens on the board, you're holding Three of a Kind.

 

8. Two Pair

Two Pair is when you have two cards of matching rank combined with two additional cards of a different matching rank. For example, if your hole cards are a 'Jack' and a 'Nine' and an additional Jack and Nine come up on the board you have Two Pair.

 

9. Pair

Pair is when you have two cards of matching rank. For example, if your hole cards are two 'Kings' and nothing else comes up on the board, you have a Pair (if your two hole cards are of matching value you have pocket pairs).

 

10. High Card

High Card the highest of five cards that are not sequential and that don’t belong to the same suit or rank.