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Poker Hands

Poker Hand Rankings

A poker hand is made from the best arrangement of five cards that are ranked in this manner, starting with the highest:

Royal flush:

Ace-king-queen-jack-10 all of the same suit (hearts, clubs, spades, or diamonds).

Straight flush:

Five consecutive cards of the same suit; for example, 2-3-4-5-6, all of clubs.

Four of a kind:

Four cards of the same rank, i.e. ace of hearts, ace of spades, ace of clubs, ace of diamonds.
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Full House:

Three cards of one rank, two cards of another rank; for example, 3 of diamonds, 3 of hearts, 3 of spades, 6 of hearts, 6 of spades.

Flush:

Five cards of the same suit; for example, ace, 10, 7, 4, 3, all of diamonds.

Straight:

Five consecutive cards of mixed suits; for example, 2 of diamonds, 3 of hearts, 4 of diamonds, 5 of clubs, 6 of spades.
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Three of a kind:

Three cards of the same rank; for example, 6 of hearts, 6 of clubs, 6 of diamonds.

Two pair:

Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank; for example, ace of spades, ace of hearts, 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds.

One Pair:

Two cards of one rank plus three other unmatched cards.
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High Card:

poker hands A high-card is a poker hand in which no two cards have the same rank, the five cards are neither in sequence nor of the same suit. A High card ranks below all other poker hands; two such hands are ranked by comparing the highest ranking card. If those are equal, then the next highest ranking card from each hand is compared, and so on until a difference is found. High card hands are described by the one or two highest cards in the hand, such as "king high", "ace-queen high", or by as many cards as are necessary to break a tie. The lowest possible high card is seven-high (for example: 7 of diamonds, 5 of diamonds, 4 of clubs, 3 of hearts, 2 of spades), because a combination of cards, such as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 would be a straight.