Knowing your poker hand rating

The following list lays out what each poker hand rating is worth starting with the lowest and eventually the best hand in poker. High card: This has the lowest of the poker hands ratings and occurs when your two cards (in texas hold'em) don't match up with any in the flop, turn or river cards. A high card rarely wins a round but in the event it does, this normally occurs when one player has a higher card than the other, such as an Ace over a King. One Pair: Two cards of the same value. When you are able to match up a card from your hand to the cards on the table this is a pair and is the second lowest ranked hand. Two Pair: This occurs when both cards in your hand match up with what is on the table after the flop, turn and river. For instance, if you possess a King and Jack in your hand, and then a different King and Jack appears on the table after the dealing of cards after each betting round, then you have a two-pair. Three of a kind: Matching up three cards of the same rank e.g matching your King up with two other Kings. Straight run: This is where you complete a sequence of 5 cards. For example, if you have a 3 and 4 in your hand, and then the flop presents 5,6 and 7. This constitutes as a run. In texas Holdem, an Ace can either be the highest or lowest number. Flush: A Flush is seen when a player matches up five cards all of the same suit. They do not have to be in number sequence. Full House: This hand is seen when you possess both a three-of-a-kind and a pair. Straight Flush: This is the second highest possible hand and is the combination of a flush and a straight. For example, having 5,6,7,8 and 9 all of diamonds. Royal Flush: This has the highest of the poker hands ratings and therefore rarest hand seen in poker. It is a straight flush but must be Ace high, with cards King, Queen, Jack and ten falling before it to complete the royal flush in poker. This article should hopefully prevent any further confusion as to what is the poker hand ratings are. It may be an idea to print this and refer to it next time you are playing Poker with your friends or in an online match to help you out!

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