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Hand ranking

Knowing the poker hands rank is the key to win. You will find below everything you need to understand which hand beats what. If you are in a tricky situation where you don't know exactly which hand won, we developed a tool that give you the right winner. Please visit the Odds calculator.

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If you use our poker timer , you will have an option to display this list at the same time. This is the perfect option for beginners. This way they can always check the strength of their hands and it makes your game easier. Feel free to use it while you learn this ranking.
Disclaimer Combinations consist of only 5 cards, if a player manages to make a combination of 6 cards, the lowest card is ignored. Two players can get the best hand. In this case, both players will split the pot.
#1 Royal flush

The Royal flush (or Quinte Flush Royale) is the best possible hand and cannot be beaten. The is the combination of Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of the same suit.

quinte flush royaleRoyal flush of spades
#2 Straight flush

A Straight flush (or Quinte Flush) is the sequential order of five cards of the same suit.

straight flush9 straight flush of diamond
#3 Four of a kind

A Four of a kind (or Quads) is formed by any four numerically matching cards and one other card.

four of a kindFour of aces
#4 Full house

A Full house is the combination of three of a kind and a pair.

full houseFull house, queens over eights
#5 Flush

A Flush is five cards of the same suit in any order (Otherwise, it would be a straight flush).

flushHigh king flush of club
#6 Straight

A Straight (or Quinte) is the sequential order of five cards of any suit but not all the same (Otherwise, it would be a straight flush).

straight9 High straight
#7 Three of a kind

A Three of a kind (or trips or set) is formed by any three numerically matching cards and two different other cards (Otherwise, it would be a full house).

three of a kindThree twos
#8 Two pair

A double pair is formed by any two different pairs in the same hand.

double pairTwo pairs, Aces and Kings
#9 One pair

A pair is formed by any two numerically matching cards and three different other cards.

pairPair of Jacks
#10 High card

If your hand does not match with any of the combination above, you have a high card. It's the highest-ranked card in your hand. It follows the same rules, the Ace is the highest while the two the lowest.

High card, Ace

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