Poker Hand Ranking

Knowing which hands rank higher than others is the most essential part of poker – so if you still don't know a straight from a flush, take a quick look at our hand rankings guide and brush up on your poker know-how.

Royal Flush:
The highest possible hand – a straight from 10 to Ace in the same suit. Also known as a Royal Straight Flush, or just a Royal.

Straight Flush:
Five consecutive cards of the same suit. When there is more than one Player with a straight flush, the straight to the higher card wins.

Four of a Kind:
Four cards of the same rank. Also known as Quads.

Full House:
A hand made up of three cards of one rank and two cards of another.

Flush:
Five cards of the same suit. When there is more than one Player with a flush, the higher card that is not common to both hands wins.

Straight:
Five consecutive cards, such as 6-7-8-9-T. When there is more than one Player with a straight, the straight to the higher card wins.

Three of a Kind:
Three cards of the same rank. Also called Trips.

Two Pair:
A hand made up of one pair of one rank and a second pair of another rank.

Pair:
Two of the same card.

High Card:
The lowest hand you can get; no pairs, no trips, no nothing. In this case, your highest card (called the kicker) becomes your only real hope.



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