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Poker Hand Rankings

Poker Hands

Poker is an exciting game of luck and sheer skills. In Poker, each player creates a set of five playings, i.e., Poker hands. Each Poker hand in the game has a Poker hand ranking that is compared against the competitor's rank in order to decide who is the winner. In high games like  Texas Hold'em and  Seven-card stud the Texas Hold'em winning hand emerges as the champion. According to the Poker hand rules, there are ten hand rankings that determine the ultimate winner against the others.

Learning about Poker hands and Texas Hold'em winning hands will make you efficient enough to play your best hand and emerge as a champion. Make the most of your skills and opportunities and create a winning Poker hand on your next game at Spartan Poker.

Royal Flush

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Royal Flush

A straight from a ten to an ace with all five cards of the same suit. According to Poker hand rules, this is one of the elite suits. This is one of the rarest and greatest Poker hand rankings.

Straight Flush

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Straight Flush

This Poker hand can be any straight, with all five cards of the same suit. The Royal flush is the best possible straight flush where the five cards are the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a suit.

Four of a Kind

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Four of a Kind

Any four cards of the same rank and one side card called kicker. If two players share the same Four of a Kind (on the board), the bigger fifth card (the Kicker) decides who wins the pot.

Full House

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Full House

Any three cards of the same Poker hand rank together with any two cards of the same rank. Our example here, shows Aces full of Kings and it is a bigger full house than Kings full of Aces.

Flush

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Flush

Any five cards of the same suit (not consecutive). The highest card of the five determines the rank of the flush. Our example shows an Ace-high flush, which is the highest possible.

Straight

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Straight

A Poker hand ranking with any five consecutive cards of different suits. Aces can count as either a high or a low card. Our example shows a five-high straight, which is the lowest possible straight.

Three of a Kind

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Three of a Kind

Any three cards of the same rank. Our example shows three-of-a-kind Aces, with a King and a Queen as side cards - the best possible three of a kind.

Two-pair

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Two-pair

Any two cards of the same rank together with another two cards of the same rank. Our example shows the best possible two-pair, Aces and Kings. The highest pair of the two determines the rank of the two-pair.

One Pair

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One Pair

Any two cards of the same rank. Our example shows the best possible one-pair hand.

High-card

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High-card

Any hand not in the above-mentioned hands. Our example shows the best possible high-card Poker hand.

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