Do you know the Texas Hold'em card rankings?

Poker is an easy game to pick up, but it’s very difficult to become a great player. The ranking of hands can be difficult for a rookie to learn as there are only nine to remember. Here are the Texas Hold'em card rankings from worst to best:

  1. High Card: This is just a high card with no pairs. The hand with the highest card wins.
  2. Pair: Two cards in your hand are the same (e.g. two 4s, two aces, two jacks, etc.) If two players have the same pair then the next high card determines the winner of the hand.
  3. Two Pair: Your hand has got two pairs in it (eg two 3s AND two 7s, or two jacks and two 4s, etc.)
  4. Three of a kind: Three cards in your hand are the same (e.g. three 7s, three kings, etc.)
  5. Straight: This is five cards in sequence. The cards can be any suit (e.g. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  6. Flush: All five cards in your hand are all of the same suit. They don’t have to be in order (e.g. 4 of hearts, jack of hearts, 7 of hearts, king of hearts, 3 of hearts)
  7. Full House: A full house is a three of a kind and a pair in one hand (e.g. three 7s and two 5s). If two players have a full house the winner of the hand is the player with the higher three of a kind.
  8. Four of a kind: In your hand you have all four cards of the same value (e.g. four 7s, four kings, four queens etc.)
  9. Straight flush: This is the best type of hand you can get. A straight flush is a straight but all the cards are of the same suit. (e.g. 4 of spades, 5 of spades, 6 of spades, 7 of spades, 8 of spades.) The best possible hand you can get in poker is a Royal flush, which is the highest straight flush possible (e.g. 10 of diamonds, jack of diamonds, queen of diamonds, king of diamonds and ace of diamonds). It can be any suit, but all the cards in your hand must be the same suit.


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