Hand Rankings

What Hands Beat What In A Game Of Poker

It still amazes me that today there are those who are unsure of what poker hands beat what when it comes to the showdown.

you should always be aware of the strength of your hand when you are playing poker and work out if anyone is holding two cards that will have you beat by the end.

The poker hands are displayed in rank order, with the higher value hands at the top and the lower value hands at the bottom.

Poker Hand Rankings

Royal Flush

Royal Flush
ten of diamonds jack of diamonds queen of diamonds king of diamonds ace of diamonds
Description:
5 cards, in sequence, from the 10 to the ace, all of the same suit
Number of ways to make a Royal Flush:
4
Chances of flopping a Royal Flush:
1 in 649,740

Straight Flush

Straight Flush from the Three to The Seven Of Clubs
three of clubs four of clubs five of clubs six of clubs seven of clubs
Description:
5 cards, in sequence, all of the same suit
Number of ways to make a Straight Flush:
36
Chances of flopping a Straight Flush:
1 in 72,193

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind Kings
king of diamonds king of spades king of hearts king of clubs eight of hearts
Description:
4 cards, mixed suit, all of the same rank
Number of ways to make Four Of A Kind:
624
Chances of flopping Four Of A Kind:
1 in 4,165

Full House

Full House, Queens Over Sevens
queen of hearts queen of diamonds queen of spades seven of spades seven of clubs
Description:
5 cards, mixed suit, three cards of equal rank PLUS two cards of equal rank
Number of ways to make a Full House:
3,744
Chances of flopping a Full House:
1 in 694

Flush

Flush, Queen high
two of spades seven of spades eight of spades ten of spades queen of spades
Description:
5 cards, in any order, all of the same suit
Number of ways to make a Flush:
5,108
Chances of flopping a Flush:
1 in 509

Straight

Straight, to the Five
ace of spades deuce of diamonds three of diamonds four of clubs five of hearts
Description:
5 cards, mixed suit, must be in sequence, ace can be high or low
Number of ways to make a Straight:
10,200
Chances of flopping a Straight:
1 in 255

Three of a Kind

Three Of A Kind Fives or Trip Fives
five of spades five of diamonds five of clubs king of spades ten of hearts
Description:
3 cards, all of the same rank
Number of ways to make Three Of A Kind:
54,912
Chances of flopping Three Of A Kind:
1 in 47

Two Pair

Two Pair, Eights and Jacks
eight of hearts eight of diamonds jack of spades jack of clubs deuce of hearts
Description:
4 cards, mixed suit, two cards of the same rank PLUS another two cards of the same rank
Number of ways to make Two Pair:
123,552
Chances of flopping Two Pair:
1 in 21

One Pair

One Pair, Aces
ace of diamonds ace of spades four of clubs seven of hearts ten of clubs
Description:
2 cards, both cards are of the same rank
Number of ways to make One Pair:
1,098,240
Chances of flopping One Pair:
1 in 2

High Card

High Card, King
king of clubs nine of clubs eight of diamonds five of diamonds two of spades
Description:
1 card, your single highest ranking card

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