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Poker Hand Rankings

Poker Hand Rankings - Poker Sequence Highest to Lowest

The first step to learning poker is to understand the poker hand rankings. According to the rules of the Poker game, players have to form a sets 5 playing cards, known as hands. Every poker card has value matched against the values of another poker hands. Understanding what hand has a higher value in poker or Texas Hold’em is an important early step in learning the game. Most of us know that Royal Flush is the best poker hand in the list poker hand ranking, but where do all of the other poker hands rank or poker sequence? Here is the complete list of Poker hand rankings from strongest to lowest.

Royal Flush

Royal flush hand ranking

Royal Flush poker hand is made up of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of the same suit, a Royal Flush is an unbeatable poker hand. This poker hand is considered as the rarest hand in the poker game and the chances of winning a royal flush is, one in 2,598,960 possible hands. Royal Flush is the best hand in all the poker variations.

Straight Flush

straight flush hand ranking

Straight Flush poker arrangement consists of an order where there are five cards of a similar suit. The poker hand ranking card which is the premier and at the top of the arrangement wins in a situation of a draw. 40 different poker hands fall in the category of straight flush. The probability of winning a straight flush is one in 64,974 unique poker hands.

Four of a Kind

four of a kind hand ranking

Four of a Kind is made of four cards of one rank and a kicker. Four of Kind is too known as quads, when two more players receive the equal value, then the highest kicker decides the winning pot. 624 possible Four of a Kind hand sequences and 156 different ranks of Four of a Kind in a 52 card deck. The possibility of getting a four of a kind is one in 4,165 unique poker hands.

Full House

full house hand ranking

Full House poker card consists of three cards of similar rank and two of an additional same rank. The player who has the highest similar poker ranking cards wins in a situation of a draw. The possibility of Full house poker ranking combinations in a 52 card deck is 3,744 and distinct ranks are 156. The possibility of hitting a Full House in poker game is about one time in every 694 deals.


flush hand ranking

This poker arrangement consists of five cards (not in a sequence) of a similar suit. The player who has the highest-ranked poker cards wins in a situation of a draw. Each flush is ranked first by the rank of its highest-ranking card, then by the rank of its second highest-ranking card and so on. A flush beats straight hand rankings. The Probability of getting a Flush is approximately one out every 509 hands. Flush poker hands never differ by suit, it differs by the rank of the card.


straight hand ranking

A straight is a hand that contains five cards of sequential rank, not all of the same suit. The player who has the highest- poker ranking card wins in a situation of a draw. In straight hand poker rankings, an Ace can be ranked either high (an Ace Hight Straight, A-T) or low (a Five High Straight, 5-A). An ace-high straight is the higher straight in poker hands ranking, is called a Broadway straight. The five-high straight is lower in the list of straight poker hand rankings, is called a baby straight.

Three of a Kind

three of a kind hand ranking

It consists of three cards of similar rank and two cards of two other ranks. The player with the highest kicker triumphs in the situation of a draw. In poker, Three of a kind is also called as a set or trips. Set is nothing when a player has a pocket pair and wins a third on the flop. Trips can be explained as when you have one card in your hand and winning two more on the flop. In stud poker, a player gets Three of a Kind hand about one time in every 47 deals.

Two Pair

two pair hand ranking

Two Pair is made up of four cards with two cards of similar rank and two cards of another same rank with a kicker. The player who has the highest kicker triumphs in the case of a draw. Always each Two Pair is ranked first by its highest pair, then by its second-highest pair and lastly by its kicker. The Two Pair poker arrangement can be the pair Aces, pair of K with a kicker of Q. In stud poker, players get two pair about one time in every 21 deals.


one pair hand ranking

It is made up of one pair with any 3 Kicker cards. The player who has the highest or the second or third highest triumphs in the situation of a draw. The probability of getting One Pair poker hand is one in every two deals.

High Card

high card hand ranking

This hand does not fit in any of the poker sequences. The highest card wins in the situation of a draw. High card is not a great card and it is considered as the worst card in poker hand rankings.

It is very easy to memorize the poker hand rankings, it will help to think about hand values at the table while we decide the best way to play our hands. Poker game has many variants such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, 5 card Omaha, seven-card or other games, the happiest part is these hand rankings tend to be the same among all variants of poker. Get your PokerStellar account and grab the best poker sign up bonus of Free Rs. 100 now. 

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