Hand Rankings

Underneath you see an overview of all of the hand rankings in Poker. Bookmark them!

High card

This is the lowest  hand in Texas Hold’em poker. For example if you have “ace high” you will beat someone who has “king high” or any other situation.

High Card example

One pair

You have a pair when you hit two cards with the same value. The strong hand is the hand with the big pair.

One pair example

Two pairs

You have two pairs when you have two cards with the same value and another two cards with same value but a different value against first pair.

Two pairs example

Three of a kind

you have three of a kind when you hit three cards with the same value. When you have a pocket pair in hand and you hit the same value of your pocket on the flop is called that you have a set.  If you have two cards on the flop and only one in hand is called that you have three of a kind. The power of the hands is the same but a good poker players need to know this difference between a set and three of a kind.

Three of a kind example

Straight

You have a straight when you have five cards in ranked succession.  An ace can be or the high card or the lower card in a straight. If two or more players has straights then the player with the high card in the straight win.

A straight with ace card as the high card:

Straight with Ace high card example

A straight with ace card as the lower card:

Straight with Ace low card example

A straight without ace card:

Straight without Ace example

Flush

You have flush when you hit five cards of the same suite (of the same color).  If two or more players has flush the player with the high card in the flush win.

Flush example

Full house

You have a full house when you hit three of a kind and also a pair. To determine if one full house higher ranked then another, first look at the three cards of the same kind. The one that is larger wins. If they both are the same then you'll have to compare the two cards.

Full House example

Four of a kind

You have four of a kind when you hit four cards of the same value.

Four of a kind example

Straight flush

You have a straight flush when you hit five cards of the same suite ranked in succession except straight flush ten to ace which is a royal flush.

Straight flush example

Royal flush

The Royal Flush is the best hand in poker. You hit a royal flush when you hit all the cards of the same suite (of the same color) ten through ace. It’s a straight and a flush same time and is royal because it’s made with ace high card.

Royal Flush example