Poker Hand Rankings

Below is our quick glance guide to the Poker hand Rankings used in a normal game of Texas Hold'em Poker. They are listed with the best hand at the top working its way down to the lowest hands possible.

These may seem like common sense but you need to know them to be in with a chance of making and playing with a decent Poker hand when you next sit down to play!

Straight Flush - This is simply Five cards in sequence, of the same suit. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest rank at the top of the sequence wins.

Four of a Kind - This is simply Four cards of the same rank, and one other card or as it is often known as a kicker. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest four of a kind wins. wins.

Full House - This is simply Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest three matching cards wins the pot.

Flush - This is simply Five cards of the same suit. Should the game end in a tied hand then the player holding the highest ranked card wins.

Straight - This is simply Five cards in sequence. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest ranking card at the top of the sequence wins.

Three of a kind - This is simply Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest ranking three of a kind wins.

Two pair - This is simply Two cards of a matching rank, another two cards of a different matching rank, and one other card. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest pair wins.

One pair - This is simply Two cards of a matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest pair wins.

High card - This is simply Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above. Should the game end in a tied hand then the Highest card wins.