Official Poker Hand Rankings

The Theory of Poker. The hand with the highest card s wins. Because there are two hearts in this hand, one of them is ignored, making a 3,2,A three-card hand. We use cookies and third party cookies to improve our services, analyse and personalise your preferences and to show you advertisements. It ranks below a flush and above three of a kind. A straight flush is a five-card straight, all in the same suit.

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For example, two jacks and two 8s. The hand with the highest card s wins. If two or more players hold the highest card, a kicker comes into play see below. That means in the event of a tie with four of a kind, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, or high card, a side card, or 'kicker', comes into play to decide who wins the pot.

With a three of a kind, one pair or high card tie, a second, third or even fourth kicker could come into play to decide the pot. We are licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner under the Gambling Act , and our games are tested by iTech Labs, an independent tester of gaming and wagering devices to ensure that the games are fair and operate correctly. ElectraWorks Limited has been granted an Operating Licence no. We use cookies and third party cookies to improve our services, analyse and personalise your preferences and to show you advertisements.

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A royal flush is an ace high straight flush. Four of a Kind: In the event of a tie: Highest four of a kind wins. In community card games where players have the same four of a kind, the highest fifth side card 'kicker' wins.

Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank. Highest three matching cards wins the pot. In community card games where players have the same three matching cards, the highest value of the two matching cards wins. The player holding the highest ranked card wins.

If necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest, and fifth-highest cards can be used to break the tie. If all five cards are the same ranks, the pot is split. The suit itself is never used to break a tie in poker. The Ace may be used at the top or bottom of the sequence, and is the only card which can act in this manner. Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards. Highest ranking three of a kind wins. In community card games where players have the same three of a kind, the highest side card, and if necessary, the second-highest side card wins.

Two cards of a matching rank, another two cards of a different matching rank, and one side card. If players have the same highest pair, highest second pair wins. If both players have two identical pairs, highest side card wins. Two cards of a matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. If players have the same pair, the highest side card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest and third-highest side card can be used to break the tie.

Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above. Highest card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest and smallest card can be used to break the tie. Note that suits are irrelevant for Ace to Five low. Please also note that the value of a five-card low hand starts with the top card, and goes down from there.

The lower second-highest ranking card wins the pot. Thus 6,4,3,2,A defeats 6,5,4,2,A. There are possible four of a kind hands and distinct ranks of four of a kind when using a standard card deck. There are 3, possible full house hands and distinct ranks of full house when using a standard card deck.

There are 5, possible flush hands and 1, distinct ranks of flush under high rules when using a standard card deck. It ranks below a flush and above three of a kind.

There are 10, possible straight hands and 10 distinct ranks of straight under high rules when using a standard card deck. It ranks below a straight and above two pair. There are 54, possible three of a kind hands and distinct ranks of three of a kind when using a standard card deck. In community card games, such as Texas hold 'em, three of a kind is called a set only when it comprises a pocket pair and a third card on the board. There are , possible two pair hands and distinct ranks of two pair when using a standard card deck.

It ranks below two pair and above high card. There are 1,, possible one pair hands and 2, distinct ranks of one pair when using a standard card deck.

There are 1,, possible high cards hands and 1, distinct ranks of high card hand under high rules when using a standard card deck. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Straight flush disambiguation. The Poker Player's Bible. Poker for Dummies, Mini Edition. United States of America: The Theory of Poker. The Intelligent Guide to Texas Hold'em. Retrieved 12 July

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