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The Ultimate Guide and Best Starting of Poker

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Poker is a card game where participants compete by picking cards that have the highest value. The player with the highest value cards wins. These card sets players use to win are called poker hands. Each poker hand has a different rank and value. Here is an online poker guide showing ten of the best poker hands. 

  1. The Royal Flush

It is the best and most possible highest poker hand that is ranked at the top and represents the highest-ranked straight flush. It consists of 5 cards, all of them in the same suit, making it the rarest and unbeatable hand in all poker hands. The cards are A, K, Q, J, and 10. This set of cards is known as the true royal flush hand or a royal straight flush hand. A royal poker hand is the most worthy poker hand as the players who win a game with a royal hand are paid the highest. 

  1. Straight Flush 

It is a possible best hand that consists of five cards of sequential rank. A straight hand with an ace in any suit counts as a royal flush and none of them ranks better than the other in the hand ranking system. It is ranked by determining the highest straight card and not the suit of the card. When players play poker onlineand more than one player has a straight flush, the winner will be determined by the highest straight flush. An example of a straight flush is 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4, all in the same suit.

  1. Four of A Kind

Also known as the quads, this contains four cards of the same rank. The best four-of-a-kind hand is made up of four aces. It is the hand with quad kings that will always rank higher than a hand that contains quad queens. When ranking this hand, the denomination is more important. An example is a J, J, J, J, and 7. 

  1. Full House

Originally known as full hand, it is also known as a full boat, a tight, or a boat. It is a rank of cards that contains three cards from the same rank and two cards from another rank. It contains a three-of-a-kind hand and a pair of hands. When ranking a full house hand, it is important to understand that it is the rank or the denomination that is important. An example is a 3, 3, 3, 6, and 6. 

  1. Flush

Contains cards of the same suit but not on the sequence. Ace is the highest possible best flush though not every ace is ranked equally. Flush is ranked first, ranking its highest card, followed by the second highest card. An example is a 4, J, 8, 2, and 9. 

  1. Straight 

It is a hand that contains five cards in sequence but not of the same suit. The cards are consecutive and easy to identify. An example is 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3. The highest possible straight is Broadway which is made up of A, K, Q, J, and 10. The lowest possible straight is the Wheel, also known as the Bicycle. It is made up of A, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The straight hand is ranked by its highest card, followed by the ranking of the second highest card.  

  1. Three of A Kind

Contains 5 cards, three of which belong to the same rank, and the remaining two are of different ranks. It belongs to the bottom half of all poker hands ranking. If the hand contains three aces, it then becomes the strongest three-of-a-kind hand. An example is 5, 5, 5, A, and J. 

  1. Two Pair

It is a poker hand that contains five cards. Two cards of the same rank, another two of the same rank, and one from a different rank. It is ranked by ranking the highest rank of the two pairs. If the pairs are identical, the kicker determines the winner. An example is 4, 4, 3, 3, and Q. 

  1. A Pair 

Contain two cards of the same rank and three other cards of different ranks. It is ranked by first ranking each pair, then by ranking the highest kicker followed by the second highest kicker. An example is 4, 4, K, 10, and 5. 

  1. High Card 

It is the weakest poker hand and the worst possible hand in the ranking list. Contains five cards that are not of the same rank and not in sequence. Does not consist of any pair or any cards of other hand types. It is first ranked with its highest card, followed by the highest kicker. It is the lowest hand, meaning no other hands are ranked below it; this is according to the ranking system. An example is 3, J, 8, 4, and 2.


There you have it. With these ten poker hands in your arsenal, you can up your poker & casino online gambling skills and win.

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