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One of the most important thing that a player looking to play games of poker is to know poker hand rankings. When playing games of poker, a hand refers to the cards that the player is dealt (given by the dealer). These hands differ according to the face value of the cards dealt; this difference is what is referred to as poker hand rankings i.e. the value of the cards dealt. For most games of poker, there are nine poker hand rankings but in other variants, few hands are dealt hence there is limited poker hand rankings. Below is a poker hands ranking guide detailing all the nine poker hand rankings.
High Card is the lowest poker hand ranking. A High Card consists of a hand that has five cards that are totally different from each other i.e. the cards consisting of this hand are neither of the same suit (all of them) nor are they of the same sequential rank. In other casinos, a High Card can also be termed as ‘nothing’ or a ‘no pair’.
Second from bottom in terms of value is the One Pair hand. One Pair referred to as a pair in other casinos is a hand that consists of two cards which are of the same sequential rank and any other three cards of different ranks.
After a One Pair comes the Two Pair. Two Pair is a hand that consists of two identical cards in terms of rank and another two identical cards in terms of rank. In essence, this means a Two Pair may have two ‘10’s and two ‘Jacks’. The remaining card in this hand is called the kicker.
Three of a Kind
A Three of a Kind is a poker hand that consists of three cards which are of the same rank and another two cards that are of different ranks (these other two cards are also called kickers). Three of a kind can also be referred to as a ‘set’ or a ‘trip’.
A Straight is a poker hand that consists of all five cards in a sequential rank. These cards do not necessarily have to be of the same suit. Depending on the poker variant being played, an Ace may rank at the top followed by a ‘King’ or it may be the last card after ‘2’.
Flush is a poker hand that consists of five cards which are all of the same suit. These cards do not necessarily have to be of sequential rank. However, it’s important to note that in some poker variants, a Flush is not recognised hence it’s labelled a High Card.
A Full House is a poker hand that consists of three cards which are of the same rank and another two cards that are of the same rank. In other casinos, a Full House may also be termed as a ‘Full Hand’ or a ‘Full Boat’.
Four of a kind
A Four of a Kind is a poker hand that consists of four cards that are all of the same rank and one other card (which is also called the kicker). A Four of a Kind may also be termed as a ‘Quads’.
A Straight Flush is the second most valuable poker hand consisting of five cards in sequential rank. All of the five cards are all of the same suit. It’s important to note here that an Ace may rank high among all others or it may rank the lowest with a value of just ‘1’ i.e. behind the card with a ‘2’ face value.
Five of a Kind
The highest ranking poker hand is the Five of a Kind. This hand consists of five cards that are all of the same rank. One thing players have to note is that this hand is possible only when using a wild card as a 52-card deck comes with just four cards of the same rank.
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