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Hand Ranking

 

 

The winner of each poker hand is the player who has the strongest combination of cards, using any combination of "pocket" cards and "community" cards. The poker hands ranking is detailed here - from strongest to weakest hand. Each combination is illustrated by an example, where the following abbreviations are used: C - Clubs, D - Diamonds, H - Hearts, S - Spades; J - Jack, Q - Queen, K - King, A - Ace.


  1. Royal Flush

  2. Straight Flush

  3. Four of a Kind

  4. Full House

  5. Flush

  6. Straight

  7. Three of a Kind

  8. Two Pairs

  9. One Pair

  10. Highest Card

 

 

Royal Flush

 

Straight flush from 10 to the ace. Example: 10S, JS, QS, KS, AS

 

 

 

Straight Flush

 

Straight with all five cards of the same suit. Example: 7D, 8D, 9D, 10D, JD

 

 

 

Four of a Kind

 

Four cards of the same rank. Suit is irrelevant. Example: JC, JD, JH, JS

 

 

 

Full House

 

Three cards of one rank together with two cards of another rank. When more than one full house is competing, the one with the highest ranking group of three wins. Example: QH, QS, KD, KC, KH

 

 

 

Flush

 

Five cards of the same suit. When more than one flush is competing, the one with the highest card wins. Example: AS, 5S, 7S, 9S, JS

 

 

 

Straight

 

Five cards in sequence. When more than one straight is competing, the one with the highest card wins. An ace can be taken as either high or low (but not both high and low in the same hand). Example: 8, 9, 10, J, Q; suit is irrelevant.

 

 

 

Three of a Kind

 

Three cards of the same rank. Example: KH, KD, KC

 

 

 

Two Pairs

 

Any two cards of one rank together with two cards of another rank. When more than one hand has two pairs of the same rank, the hand with the highest card outside the paired cards wins. Example: JC, JH, QS, QD

 

 

 

One Pair

 

Two cards of the same rank. In case two hands have pairs, the highest pair wins. When more than one hand has a pair of the same rank, the hand with the highest card outside the pair wins. Example: 10C, 10S

 

 

 

Highest Card

When players have none of the above, the hand with the highest card wins.

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