Poker Hands - Strongest to Weakest

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     A ranking of Poker hands from royal flush to high card


Standard five-card Poker hands are ranked here in order of strength, from the strongest Poker hand to the weakest.

  • Royal Flush
    This is the best possible hand in standard five-card Poker. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit.
  • Straight Flush
    Any five-card sequence in the same suit (e.g.: 8, 9, 10, Jack and Queen of clubs; or 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of diamonds).
  • Four of a Kind
    All four cards of the same value (e.g.: 8, 8, 8, 8; or Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen).
  • Full House
    Three of a kind combined with a pair (e.g.: 10, 10, 10 with 6, 6; or King, King, King with 5, 5).
  • Flush
    Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence (e.g.: 4, 5, 7, 10 and King of spades).
  • Straight
    Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit (e.g.: 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of diamonds, 10 of spades and Jack of diamonds).
  • Three of a Kind
    Three cards of the same value (e.g.: 3, 3, 3; or Jack, Jack, Jack).
  • Two Pair
    Two separate pairs (e.g.: 2, 2, Queen, Queen).
  • Pair
    Two cards of the same value (e.g.: 7, 7).
  • High Card
    If a Poker hand contains none of the above combinations, it's valued by the highest card in it.

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