Poker handsPoker hands are the same for Texas Holdem as for any other poker game and are ranked as follows, from highest to lowest.
The probability of winning with any Texas Holdem starting hand is shown on a seperate page which you can reach by following the link below.
Texas Holdem hands probability
ROYAL FLUSH
A K Q J 10 All of the same suit. This is the best possible hand and is unbeatable.
STRAIGHT FLUSH
Any other five consecutive (in a row) cards of the same suit, eg J 10 9 8 7 of clubs.
FOUR OF A KIND
Any four cards that are the same, eg A A A A
FULL HOUSE
Three of a kind and two of a kind, eg Q Q Q 4 4
FLUSH
Any five cards of the same suit, eg 2 5 8 9 Q of diamonds.
STRAIGHT
Any five consecutive (in a row) cards of different suits, eg 4 of spades 5 of hearts 6 of clubs 7 of clubs 8 of clubs.
THREE OF A KIND
eg 7 7 7
TWO PAIRS
Two sets of different pairs, eg K K 7 7
PAIR
Any two cards the same, eg J J
HIGH CARD
The highest ranking card in the hand
Notes:
1. In any two or more poker hands that are the same i.e. if two or more players have a straight, the player with the highest card wins.
2. In Two pairs or Full house, the player with the best top pair wins, i.e. Aces and Fours beats Kings and Queens.
3. In a straight, the Ace can count as a “1” so you can have A 2 3 4 5.
In this case the Ace is the lowest card, so this straight would be
beaten by 2 3 4 5 6.
4. There is no difference between suits, all are equal.
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