How are they ranked?
Poker hands are easy to understand. Although there are rankings to follow and several variations of poker games, most of them follow the standard poker hand rule. Poker hands vary in ranks, therefore having a lower ranking hand could be beaten by higher ranking cards. Although in standard poker, the suits are of equal value; in another poker variation, suits too have rankings to prevent a draw.
Following are the different poker hands from the lowest to the highest rank:
This may be the easiest to get a hand on, but since this is the lowest of hands, there’s a huge possibility of your opponents beating you if they have a better hand.
Ex: An ace with no pair is the highest card you’re holding (A♥ K♥)
This hand is obviously what it is called: a pair of any kind of cards in the deck.
Ex: A pair of Aces, meaning two aces or a pair of Kings (A♥ A♦)
With this hand, you have a slightly good chance of winning. Let’s just hope that your opponent has a lower or hand than yours.
Ex: Each pair of Kings and Aces (A♥ A♦ K♥ K♦)
Three of a Kind
Cards of three with the same value, pretty easy to understand.
Ex: Three Kings of different suits (K♥ K♦ K♠)
A series of cards in chronological order
Ex: Two, Three, Four, Five, Six (2♠ 3♠ 4♥ 5♣ 6♦)
A group of cards with the same suit
Ex: Five cards with the suit of spades, no matter the value. (4♠, 8♠, 10♠, 6♠, K♠)
The highest hand of them all
Ex: A ten, Jack, Queen, King and an Ace of the same suit, which would be a Royal Flush as well. (10♥ J♥ Q♥ K♥ A♥)