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Types of Hands

Flush
Flush

Straight flush hands that differ by suit alone, such as 7 ♦ 6 ♦ 5 ♦ 4 ♦ 3 ♦ and 7 ♠ 6 ♠ 5 ♠ 4 ♠ 3 ♠, are of equal rank. An ace-high straight flush, such as A ♦ K ♦ Q ♦ J ♦ 10 ♦, is commonly known as a royal flush or royal straight flush and is the best possible hand in high games when not using wild cards.

Flush
Flush

Straight flush hands that differ by suit alone, such as 7 ♦ 6 ♦ 5 ♦ 4 ♦ 3 ♦ and 7 ♠ 6 ♠ 5 ♠ 4 ♠ 3 ♠, are of equal rank. An ace-high straight flush, such as A ♦ K ♦ Q ♦ J ♦ 10 ♦, is commonly known as a royal flush or royal straight flush and is the best possible hand in high games when not using wild cards.

Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind

Four of a kind, also known as quads, is a poker hand containing four cards of the same rank and one card of another rank (the kicker), such as 9 ♣ 9 ♠ 9 ♦ 9 ♥ J ♥ ("four of a kind, nines"). It ranks below a straight flush and above a full house.

Full House
Full House

Ranking Full House Hands. When comparing full houses, the hand with the highest ranking 3-card set wins. If both hands have the same ranking sets of threes (a possibility in games with community cards), then the hand with the higher ranking pair wins.

Full House
Full House

A full house ranks above a flush but below a four-of-a-kind. Ranking Full House Hands When comparing full houses, the hand with the highest ranking 3-card set wins.

Royal Flush
Royal Flush

An ace-high straight flush, commonly known as a royal flush, is the best possible hand in many variants of poker. In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the game being played.

Royal Flush
Royal Flush

An ace-high straight flush, commonly known as a royal flush, is the best possible hand in many variants of poker. In poker, players construct sets of five playing cards, called hands, according to the rules of the game being played.

Straight
Straight

A straight flush is a poker hand containing five cards of sequential rank, all of the same suit, such as Q ♥ J ♥ 10 ♥ 9 ♥ 8 ♥ (a "queen-high straight flush"). It ranks below five of a kind and above four of a kind.

Straight Flush
Straight Flush

Straight flush hands that differ by suit alone, such as 7 ♦ 6 ♦ 5 ♦ 4 ♦ 3 ♦ and 7 ♠ 6 ♠ 5 ♠ 4 ♠ 3 ♠, are of equal rank. An ace-high straight flush, such as A ♦ K ♦ Q ♦ J ♦ 10 ♦, is commonly known as a royal flush or royal straight flush and is the best possible hand in high games when not using wild cards.

Three of a Kind
Three of a Kind

Five of a kind is a poker hand containing five cards of the same rank, such as 3♥ 3♦ 3♣ 3♠ 3 ("five of a kind, threes"). It ranks above a straight flush but is only possible when using one or more wild cards, as there are only four cards of each rank in a standard 52-card deck.

Three of a Kind
Three of a Kind

Three of a kind, also known as trips or a set, is a poker hand containing three cards of the same rank and two cards of two other ranks (the kickers), such as 2 ♦ 2 ♠ 2 ♣ K ♠ 6 ♥ ("three of a kind, twos" or "trip twos" or a "set of twos").

Two Pair
Two Pair

A two pairs hand is a poker hand consisting of two cards of the same rank and another two cards with the same rank (but of a different rank from the first two cards). The remaining card is an unmatched card.

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