The Different Poker hands and Their Rankings
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Poker Hand Rankings

If you are going to play any casino game that is based on poker such as video poker, caribbean stud or let it ride you will need to become familiar with the hand rankings. The poker hand rankings are the same for the majority of games so once you learn them you can apply them to a lot of games.

The Basics

  • A standard deck contains 52 cards
  • There are four suits which are Diamonds, Clubs, Spades and Hearts
  • Each suit has 13 cards
  • Individual cards are ranked A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A
  • Aces can be either high or low
  • Poker hands are made up of five cards

Poker Hand Rankings (From best to worst)

  • Royal Flush
    10, J, Q, K & A all of the same suit
  • Straight Flush
    Five consecutive cards of the same suit
  • Four of a Kind
    Four cards of the same value. Example J, J, J, J
  • Full House
    Three of a kind and a pair
  • Flush
    Any five cards of the same suit not in consecutive order
  • Straight
    Five unsuited cards in consecutive order
  • Three of a Kind
    Three cards with the same value. Example Q, Q, Q
  • Two Pairs
    Two different sets of pairs of cards of the same value
  • Pair
    Any two cards of the same value
  • High Card
    If no other hand is made the highest value card is the high card

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