List of poker hands

Royal Flush

The highest-ranking poker hand. The royal flush consists of 10, jack, queen, king and ace in one suit. The most desired hand by all players.

Straight Flush

The second highest-ranking hand, composed of cards of sequential rank, all of the same suit.

Four of a Kind

A set of four cards of one rank, for example four aces, four fives, etc.

Full House

A combination of two cards of one rank and three cards of another rank. The value of three cards is more important when comparing full houses. For instance – 3 aces and 2 kings is stronger than 3 kings and 2 aces.


This hand contains five cards of the same suit, not all of sequential rank. When comparing suits, the winner is the one with higher rank of the suit. If for both players five common cards are the highest in one suit, the remaining cards do not matter and the game ends with a draw
(e.g. common cards in spades: A, Q, 10, 8, 7) the first player 6 spades, K clubs; the second player: 5 spades, K diamonds)


The hand that contains five cards of sequential rank, not all of the same suit. Ace can rank either high or low (Ace opens and closes straights: low: A, 2, 3, 4, 5 and highest: 10, J, Q, K, A)

Three Of A Kind

The hand that contains three identical cards,, e.g. kings or twos, plus two additional cards which do not form a pair and which are of different rank than the aforesaid three.

Two Pairs

The combination that contains two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank and one card of different rank than the other. The value of this hand is determined by the stronger pair.

One Pair

The hand that contains two cards of one rank and three other cards which do not form any combinations with the pair.

High Card

The highest high card is ace. If players have the same high cards, the winner is determined by the rank of the second card. If the second is the same, another card, etc.

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