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Does a full house beat a straight in poker?

Does a full house beat a straight in poker? Yes and by a long way too. There are so many different hands in poker to learn for a beginner it can be difficult to remember the order.

One of the best things you can do is take the time to learn the order. if you don't want to study then be sure to play as many free games as possible online until you know exactly which hand beats which hand.

High Card: If there is absolutely nothing going on the table then it all comes down to the high card. Basically the person with the highest card will win the hand.

Pair: The pair is next in line, basically if you have two of the same number or face cards you have a pair.

Two Pair: The two pair is basically two sets of pairs and will beat the pair and the high card.

Three of a Kind: Again one step up, the three of a kind is basically three of the same number or face cards.

Straight: A straight or run is basically a 5 card run where the numbers increase by one in each card. (2,3,4,5,6) They do not have to be of the same suit and you can run into the face cards. (8,9,10,J,Q)

Flush: A flush or blue is basically 5 cards of the same suit in any order. If you have a hand of all diamonds or hearts etc. you have yourself a flush.

Full House: A full house is a three of a kind and a pair together in one hand. The three of a kind rules as the 'high' in the hand so if you have 8,8,8,J,J you are actually 8 high not Jack high. This means if someone has 9,9,9,2,2 they will win because they are 9 high.

Four of a kind: Is exactly how it sounds, four of the same number or face card. (7,7,7,7)

Straight Flush: A straight flush is the best of the best. Basically it is a straight and a flush in one hand. So you need a run (2,3,4,5,6) and a flush (all suited) to have a working straight flush. The higher the straight flush the better. The ultimate straight flush in poker is the 'Royal Flush.' This is a straight flush from 10-Ace. (10,j,q,k,a)

There you have it, familiarise yourself with these hands (http://www.wikipedia.org) and you will never ask the question 'does a full house beat a straight in poker' again!

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