POKER HANDS RANKED
Sitting at the very top of the poker hierarchy, you’ll find the royal flush. The strongest poker hand of all is a type of straight flush where you have A-K-Q-J-10 – all in the same suit.
A straight flush is made up of five consecutive cards, all in the same suit. For example, 9-8-7-6-5 all in diamonds.
A four of a kind in poker is simply four cards of the same value. So if you end up with 7-7-7-7-4 in your five-card hand, congratulations, you’ve got ‘quads’!
A full house poker hand is made up of a matching three of a kind together with a pair of a different value.
A flush in poker consists of five cards which are all part of the same suit, but not in a consecutive order, such as A-K-8-7-3 in hearts.
If you have a straight, you’ll hold five consecutive cards which are not all the same suit. For example, 8-7-6-5-4 in different suits.
Just like its four card counterpart, a 3 of a kind consists of three cards of the same rank – for instance, your five-card hand contains 8-8-8-5-2.
Two pair is exactly what it says on the tin – two pairs, each being a different rank.
One pair is simply two cards of the same value, such as having two kings in your hand.
High card is the lowest possible hand, made up of five cards which do not produce any of the above.