There are many things that you need to know before you start playing poker. Some of these include the game rules (may differ from one poker variant to the other), poker terminology (a lot of terminology to learn) and poker hand rankings, among other factors. The aim of this article is to share everything you need to know with regards to poker hand rankings i.e. what constitutes as different poker hands. Once you familiarize yourself with these poker hand rankings, you will be ready to play a game of poker and you can try it here today.These poker hand rankings start from the lowest to the highest.One PairIn poker, when you have One Pair, you will have the following five cards i.e. two cards that have the same rank such as Aces and any other three cards that are unrelated for instance a 2, a 4 and a 5. In the event that there is a tie, players will count the value of their cards and the player with cards that have the highest value will win.Two PairA Two Pair consists of two cards of the matching rank e.g. two Aces, another set of two cards of the matching rank and one side card. When the game ends in a deadlock, players count the total value of their cards and the player with cards that have the highest value wins.Three of a KindA Three of a Kind consists of three cards of the same rank, for instance, three Aces and two side cards of different ranks. Again, the player with cards with the highest value wins in the game ends in a tie. In other cases, players may just look at the value of the three cards of the matching rank.StraightA Straight consists of five kinds in a sequence for instance 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. When the game ends in a tie, the player who has a high ranking card at the top of the sequence wins. This means if one player has a straight of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 while another player has a straight of 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, the latter wins as s/he has a high ranking card at the top of the sequence in the form of a 7.FlushA Flush consists of five cards of the same suit whether five clubs, five hearts, five spades or five diamonds. The tiebreaker are the high ranking card in case of a tie.Full HouseA Full House consists of two cards of the same rank and three cards of the same rank. When the game ends with a tie, the tiebreaker are the three cards of the same rank, a player with three cards that have the highest value wins.Four of a KindA Four of a Kind consists of four cards of the same rank and one other card also known as the ‘kicker’. When the game ends in a tie, the tiebreaker are the four cards of the same rank.Straight Flush A Straight Flush consists of five cards in numerical order and all being of the same suit. When the game ends with a tie, the card on the top of the sequence determines the winner.
All you need to know about Poker Hand Rankings August 6, 2018