Texas Holdem Poker Hand Ranking – Best Poker Hands

Texas Holdem Poker Hand Ranking – Best Poker Hands

[Ah Kh Qh Jh Th] Royal Flush
Das most powerful, but also the rarest poker hand: the highest possible straight from ace down to ten in the same color (suited).
[8s 7s 6s 5s 4s] Straight Flush
A suited straight.
[8h 8s 8d 8c] Four of a Kind
Also called Poker or Quads. Four cards of the same value. If two players both hold Quads, the player with the highest fifth card wins. If this card is the same for both players (e.g. because an ace is on the flop), the pot is split between the two players.
[Qd Qs Qc 9h 9d] Full House
Three of a kind and a pair. If more than one player has a Full House, the one with the highest three of a kind wins the pot. If two players have the same three of a kind cards, the player with the highest pair wins. If all five cards are identical, the pot will be spilt.
[As Js 9s 6s 4s] Flush
Five cards of the same color, e.g. five diamonds. If two players have a Flush, the player with the highest card wins the pot.
[Qs Jh Th 9c 8d] Straight
Five cards in a row. An ace can either be the highest or the lowest card of the straight, but “around-the-corner” straights do not exist in Texas Hold’em.
[Th Ts Td] Three of a Kind
Also called a Set or Trips. Three cards of the same value. If two players have the same Trips, the player with the highest additional card wins.
[Kh Ks 8s 8d] Two Pairs
Two times two cards of the same value. The player with the highest pair wins if there is more than one player holding two pair.
[Qd Qc] Pair
Two cards of the same value. If more the one player has a pair, the one with the highest pair wins. If this has the same value, the player with the highest addional card wins.
[Ac] High Card
If no player has a pair or better, the one with the highest card wins. The ranking is Ace, Kind, Queen, Jack, Ten, Nine, Eight and so forth. If the two players have the same highest card, the one with the next highest out of his five best cards wins. The color of the cards doesn’t matter in Texas Hold’em.

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