Are you a complete novice on the poker scene and you are looking to find out where each winning hand ranks in the grand scheme of things? Poker's winning hands and cards can be a little confusing at first, but if you follow our guide to what are the highest cards in poker then you should be on the road to winning in no time!
Not alone will you have to contend with the mathematical possibilities when it comes to poker, you will also have to contend with the possibilities that your fellow players are trying to con you by bluffing (exaggerating the strength of their hand). While bluffing is an integral part of the game, it is also something that merits a whole blog of its own, so we will come back to it someday! So lets check out the different winning poker hands:
Royal Flush - A Five card sequence from 10 to the Ace in the same suit (10,J,Q,K,A).
Straight Flush - 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.
Four of a Kind - All four cards are the same card (eg. four Queens)
Full House - Three of a kind combined with a pair (eg. A,A,A,5,5).
Flush - Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit. A straight cannot wrap, meaning it is not a straight if you have a Queen, King, Ace, Two, Three.
Three of a Kind - Three cards of the same value.Two Pair - Two separate pairs (eg. 4,4,Q,Q).
Pair - One pair of two equal value cards.
High Card - If no one has any of the above winning hands, the tie is determined by the highest value card in the hand.