This is how the hands ranking is in poker.
A poker game is played with a normal deck of 52 cards. In certain variations of poker games, when the Joker is being used, the card deck count will be 53.
When playing for high, the highest ranking hand wins. Seven-Card Stud and Texas Hold'em are the most common variances for that kind of poker game. They are played with a 52-card deck and no Joker.
Here are the ranking of hands in order in a high poker game from high to low.
Royal Flush is really a Straight Flush, five cards of the same suit in order. The Ace makes it high (highest). It is the best hand you can get in a poker game playing for high.
When using a Joker in high draw poker games, five of a kind will be the best hand. The Joker can be counted as an Ace, like the fifth Ace, making five Aces the best high hand a player can get.
Five cards of the same suit in order.
Four Of A Kind
Four Cards of the same rank and a fifth card, which has no bearing on the value of the hand. The higher the rank of a Four Of A Kind is, the better it is.
Playing Texas Hold'em poker with the four of a kind on board (community cards) changes things a little bit. Now it is everybody's hand. The player or players with the highest card wins or splits the pot.
Three cards of the same rank and two cards of a different rank. Three of a kind decides the rank of a Full House and not the pair.
Five cards of the same suit. The five cards are not in order. The suit has no value on the rank of the cards or Flush. If there are several players with a Flush in their hands then the player with the highest Flush (the winner) is decided by the rank of each cards in her hand, beginning with the highest card.
Five cards in order, but not all from the same suit.
Three Of A Kind
Three cards of the same rank and two other cards with no relationship.
Two cards of the same rank with two cards of a different rank, plus one card with no relationship.
If there are two players and each of them has two pair and their high pair is of the same rank, then the winning hand is decided by the rank of the lower pair. And if both lower pairs are also of the same rank, then the winning hand is decided by the rank of the card with no relationship.
Two cards of the same rank and three other cards with no relationship.
If two players have one pair of the same rank, then the rank of their cards with no relationship will decide the winner.
High Card Or No Pair
Five cards with no relationship at all.
These are the hands ranking in a high poker game.
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