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Poker Hand Rankings

As you have enlightened your knowledge about how to play Texas Hold’em poker, the five-card combination is determined to be the best based on the hand ranking. To fathom the hand ranking better we have fabricated a few frequently asked questions (FAQ) from which you can understand the hand ranking with live game scenarios.

So let’s learn about the hand ranking from the highest to the lowest rank:


  • Royal Flush (All the same suit, sequence A♥-K♥-Q♥-J♥-T♥)
  • Straight Flush (Any sequence all the same suit, for instance, 9♣-8♣-7♣-6♣-5♣)
  • Four of a Kind (Four cards that are the same value, for instance, A♣-A♥-A♦-A♠)
  • Full House (Three of kind and pair K♥-K♠-K♣ AND A♦-A♥)
  • Flush (All the same suit 8♣-5♣-J♣-A♣-2♣)
  • Straight (A basic sequence such as (6♥-5♣-4♦-3♠-2♥)
  • Three of a kind (Three cards that are the same value such as A♣-A♥-A♦)
  • Two-pair (Two pairs, such as 9♠-9♦ AND 5♣-5♠)
  • Pair (Any pair whether it’s A♣-A♦ or 2♥-2♠)
  • High Card (Whatever your highest card is A♠ or K♠)


Straight or flush, which is a better hand?

A: 5 cards of the same suit is called the “flush” which is ranked higher than the “straight” that is 5 cards in a sequence. This is one of the most common confusion that rises among the new Poker Online players.

What if two players in the table form the same pair of combination?

A: In such scenarios, the pot money is equally divided between the winners. This happens only if the players have the same pair of hands or else even a single high card could change the winner.

What happens if two players form a straight hand each?

A: In poker, the straight’s are usually represented in higher cards like straight–to- ten (10♥, 9♠, 8♠, 7♦, 6♥) so the player forming the higher card wins the game.

For example: let us take two players A and B, say player A has two hole cards of 9♥, 10♠ and player B has hole cards of 4♠, 5♦ while the cards on the community cards are 5♥, 6♣, 7♦, 8♠, 9♦. In this case, player A (6♣, 7♦, 8♠, 9♥, 10♠) wins over player B (4♠, 5♦, 6♣, 7♦, 8♠) because player A has higher cards when compared to player B.

What happens if two players form a Full House each?

A: Texas Hold’em is a game of high cards hence the higher cards are always considered for the win. So the player with higher card wins the pot in such scenarios.

For example: say, player A has two hole cards of K♥, K♣ and player B has hole cards of K♠, 10♦ while the cards on the community cards are K♦, 2♣, 10♥, 8♠, 10♣. In such scenarios, the player A with a card combination of (K♥, K♣, K♦, 10♥, 10♣) wins over the player B with a card combination of (K♠, K♦, 10♦, 10♥, 10♣) because the player A has the highest ranking hole cards.

What happens if nobody forms any combination of cards?

A: In the game of poker when no player forms any combination of cards the highest ranking card wins the pot.

For example: Say, player A has A♥, 10♦ and player B has K♣, J♥ while the community cards shows the community cards of 8♣, 4♠, 2♦, 5♦, 9♥. Player A wins the pot as player A forms A♥, 10♦, 9♥, 8♣, 5♦ and player B forms K♣, J♥, 9♥, 8♣, 5♦ where A is the highest ranking card.

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