Poker Hands

poker hands

High Card
If no player has a poker hand that qualifies as one of the above hands (e.g., K-J-10-5-3) the poker hand with the highest card wins.
One Pair This is a poker hand consisting of one pair with three distinct cards – such as K-K-10-5-3.  The remaining high card breaks ties.
one pair
Two Pair
This poker hand contains two distinct pairs of cards and a 5th card – such as K-K-5-5-3.  The highest pair wins ties.  If both poker hands have the same high pair, the second pair which is higher wins.
two pair
Three of a Kind This poker hand consists of three cards of the same rank, matched with two cards that are not a pair (otherwise it would be a full house) – such as K-K-K-5-3.
three of a kind
Straight This poker hand is 5 cards in order, such as 4-5-6-7-8.  An ace may either be high (A-K-Q-J-T) or low (5-4-3-2-A).
straight
Flush
This is a poker hand where all of the cards are the same suit, such as J-8-5-3-2, all of spades.  When flushes tie, follow the poker rules for high card.
flush
Full House
This poker hand contains three of a kind and a pair, such as K-K-K-5-5.  Poker hand ties are broken first by the three of a kind, then the pair.  So K-K-K-2-2 beats Q-Q-Q-A-A, which beats Q-Q-Q-J-J.
full house
Four of a Kind
his poker hand contains four cards of the same rank.  If there are two or more poker hands that qualify, the poker hand with the higher ranking four of a kind wins.
four of a kind
Straight Flush
The best possible natural poker hand.  A straight flush poker hand has a straight (5 cards in order, such as 5-6-7-8-9) that are all of the same suit.  As in a regular straight, you can have an ace either high (A-K-Q-J-T) or low (5-4-3-2-A).
straight flush
Royal Flush
A straight flush consisting of the five highest cards of one suit, ranked as the highest hand in certain games of poker.
royal flush


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