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Poker Hands Ranking: From Best to Worst

Texas Hold’em, also known as No-Limit Hold’em, or just Hold’em, is the most popular out of all the poker game in the world.

  1. Royal Flush

    The royal flush is the best hand available in poker. It features five consecutive cards, all of the same suit, in order of value from 10 through to ace.

  2. Straight flush

    Any five cards of successive values in the same suit that’s not a royal flush is a straight flush. A royal flush or a straight flush with cards of higher ranking are the only hands that can beat a straight flush.

  3. Four of a Kind

    Four of the same card in the four suits. The five-card hand is completed by the highest card among the others on the table or in your hand.

  4. Full house

    Three of the same value card in three different suits plus a different pair of the same rank card in two different suits in one hand. If more than just one player has a full house the player with the highest value three of a kind will win the hand.

  5. Flush

    Five cards of the same suit in no particular order. If more than one player has a flush, the hand with the highest valued card will win.

  6. Straight

    Five cards of consecutive numerical value composed of more than one suit. An ace can normally rank as low (below a 2) or high (above a king) but not at the same time in one hand.

  7. Three of a kind

    A poker hand containing three cards of the same rank in three different suits. The two highest available cards besides the three of a kind complete the hand.

  8. Two pair

    Two different sets of two cards of matching rank. The highest-ranked left available card completes the hand.

  9. Pair

    A pair of cards of the same rank in different suits. The remainder of the hand is formed from the three highest-ranked cards available.

  10. High card

    The lowest-ranked hand available. The highest card in the hand is your ‘best hand’. In this case it's the king of spades.

Poker hand-rankings cheat sheet:

Our poker hands ranking cheat sheet is a great aid to help you commit the poker hand rankings to memory and will serve you well whether you are playing