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Poker Hands

When playing poker, sometimes the most frustrating part of the game is figuring out which hand outranks another at the poker table. Onlinepokerweb has placed the ranking of poker hands in a easy to read layout that is suitable for printing so that you are never wondering who is the winner of any poker hand at the table. We have included an illustrated example of each hand.

Rank of Poker Hands

The list is in order from strongest to weakest.


Hand Name

Description of poker hand



Royal Flush

A, K, Q, J, 10 of same suit

10S, JS, QS, KS, AS


Straight Flush

Five cards of same suit in sequence

4D, 5D, 6D, 7D, 8D


4 of a kind

Four cards of the same rank

7S, 7C, 7D, 7H


Full House

Three of a kind plus a pair

3D, 3S, 3C, KS, KH



Five cards of the same suit

3H, 7H, 10H, QH, AH



Five cards in sequence

5C, 6D, 7C, 8H, 9S


3 of a kind

Three cards of the same rank



2 Pair

Two pairs of different rank

5H, 5S, 9C, 9S


1 Pair

Two cards of the same rank


Royal Flush:

Only possible when using wild cards;
Five card sequence from 10 to the Ace in the same suit (10,J,Q,K,A). If more than one hand has five of a kind, the higher card wins

Straight Flush:

If more than one hand has five of a kind, the higher card wins
Any five card sequence in the same suit. (eg. 8,9,10,J,Q and A, 2,3,4,5 of same suit). All the cards are of the same suit, and all are consecutive. Ranking between straights is determined by the value of the high end of the straight.

Four of a Kind: All four cards of the same index (eg. J,J,J,J).

Full House:

This poker hand contains four cards of the same rank.  If there are two or more hands that qualify, the hand with the higher ranking four of a kind wins.  If, in some bizarre game with many wild cards, there are two four of a kinds with the same rank, then the one with the high card outside the four of the kind wins.
Three of a kind combined with a pair (eg. A,A,A,5,5). Ties on a full house are broken by the three of a kind, as you cannot have two equal sets of three of a kind in any single deck.


Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. Don't be tricked into thinking that all five cards are the same color. The high card determines the winner if two or more people have a flush.


This poker hand is 5 cards in order, such as 4-5-6-7-8.  An ace may either be high (A-K-Q-J-T) or low (5-4-3-2-1).  However, a straight may not 'wraparound" (such as Q-K-A-2-3, which is not a straight).  When straights tie, the highest straight wins (e.g., A-K-Q-J-T beats K-Q-J-T-9 down to 5-4-3-2-A).  If two straights have the same value (A-K-Q-J-T vs. A-K-Q-J-T) the two hands split the pot.

Three of a Kind:

Three cards of the same value. The highest set of three cards wins.

Two Pair:

Two seperate pairs (eg. 4,4,Q,Q). As usual the pair with the higher value is used to determine the winner of a tie.


This is a poker hand consisting of one pair with three distinct cards - such as K-K-10-5-3.  The remaining high card breaks ties.

High Card:

If no player has a poker hand that qualifies as one of the above hands (e.g., K-J-10-5-3) the hand with the highest card wins.  So, if no player has a pair or better, then the winning poker hand is simply the one with the highest single card.  If multiple players tie for the highest card, the players look at the second highest card, then the third highest card, etc.  High card is also used to break ties when the high poker hands both have the same type of hand (pair, flush, straight, etc).


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