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Poker Hand Ranking

Poker hand ranking is ordered by hierarchy - from the most valuable hand to the least valuable hand. The rarer the hand, the more valuable it is. This poker hand ranking is right for any online poker game.

Royal Flush

  • An ace high straight flush. This is the best hand in poker, with the highest poker hand ranking. An example of a royal flush is: A, K, Q, J, T all spades.

Straight Flush

  • This hand is made of five consecutive cards, all of the same suit. There are 36 different ways to get a hand like this.

Four of a Kind

  • This hand contains 4 cards of the same ranking, plus another unrelated card. for instance – 9, 9, 9, 9, J, different suits.

Full House

  • This hand has the forth poker hand ranking and it consists of three of a pair and another different pair. An example of a full house is 6, 6, 6, Q, Q.


  • With this hand, all cards have the same suit, for example, K, 9, 6, 5, 2- all suited Hearts.


  • This is a hand with consecutive cards, that follow one another by number and rank, all of different suits. It resembles a straight flush only with different suits. For instance, A, K, Q, J, 10 of different suits.

Three of a Kind

  • A hand that has three cards of the same rank, and two more different cards. 8, 8, 8, 6, 3 is an example of this hand.

Two Pair

  • In this case there are two pairs, and one more unrelated card, as in 5, 5, 9, 10, J, Q. Different suits.

One Pair

  • The second worse poker hand ranking is given to this hand, where only one pair reside, and three more unrelated cards. For example – 7, 7, A, Q, 5.

Learning poker hand ranking is as important as learning how to play poker, so study these hands carefully.

Josh Sabin - Copywriter