Texas Holdem Poker

Poker Hand Rankings

While playing online poker, the hand rankings stays same for Texas Hold'em as well as Omaha poker. Learning to recognize hand and playing accordingly is one of the basic steps in playing poker, Here we list out the values of each and every cards used in poker as well as the hands made by the combination of these cards.

Before moving to Poker Hand Rankings, let’s see the power of each cards used in poker. In Poker, 2 (Deuce) is the lowest card and Ace is the highest. But sometimes Ace is used as a low card to make straight from Ace-Five, having the value of 1.

Card Ranks listed based on their power from highest to the lowest:

Power of cards in Poker

In Texas Hold’em as well as in Omaha Poker, a Poker Hand is always made out of five cards. Poker hands are basically classified into 10 categories like flush, three of a kind, straight etc. In poker, the player with the most powerful hand wins the pot. Hence, it is essential to understand the exact poker hand rankings before you start playing poker.

Royal Flush

A Royal Flush is the best possible Straight Flush from 10 – Ace (which consists of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of the same suit). Royal flush is considered as the most powerful hand in poker which is unbeatable by any other hands.
For example, 10- J - Q - K - A .

Royal Flush

Straight Flush

A Straight Flush is basically five cards of same suit in a sequence. In a showdown among players having Straight Flush, the hand with the highest top card wins the pot. Straight Flush hands which only differ in suits but not in sequence are ranked equal.
For example, 2♠ - 3♠ - 4♠ - 5♠ - 6♠.

stright flush

Four of a Kind (Quads)

A Four of a kind is a poker hand containing four cards which are of the same rank with the kicker (one card of another rank or side card). In a showdown among players having four of a kind, the player with the highest ranked card wins the pot.
For example, 10 ♥ - 10 ♠ - 10 ♣- 10 ♦ - 5

four of a kind

Full House

A Full House is a poker hand consisting of three cards of one rank and two cards of another matching rank. In a showdown among players having full house of same three cards, the highest rank of the two matching cards wins the pot.
For example, K ♠ - K ♥-K♣ - Q♦-Q♠.

Full House

Flush

A flush is a hand in poker which consisting of any 5 cards of same suit. In a showdown among players having flush, the player holding the highest ranked card wins the pot.
For example, J-2-5-A-10.

Flush

Straight

A straight is a hand in poker consisting of any suit of five cards in a sequence. Either 5 or 10 appear in every possible straight. In a showdown among players having straight, the top card of the straight determines who wins the pot.
For example, 8 ♠ - 9 -10 ♣- J ♦ -Q ♠.

straight

Three of a Kind

Three of a kind consists of three cards of the same rank and two unrelated side cards. In a showdown among players having three of a kinds, the player having three cards of the highest rank wins the pot.
For example, Q ♠ -Q ♦ - Q -7♦ - 10

Three of a kind

Two pair

Two pair consists of two cards of the same rank with another two cards with a matching rank, also a kicker card with completely different rank. In a showdown among players having two pairs; the highest pair wins, in case two players have a pair of the same rank the rank of the second pair will be considered.
For example, A ♥ - A-J♣-J ♦ - 8 ♣.

Two pair

One Pair

If you made a hand containing two cards of the same value, you are holding a pair. There is a "pair of aces" with a king kicker In the 5 card hand displayed here. A pair of aces beats any other hand which contains only a pair (Ace is the highest card in poker). The king kicker would be taken into consideration only if your opponent is also holding a pair of aces.
For example, 7 - A ♣- A ♠- 3 ♥- K ♣

High Card

High Card

High card is hand in poker that does not qualify in any of the above hands. The card with the highest rank wins; if two players are having same high cards the kicker comes into play.
For example, Q ♦ - 10 -A ♣ - 5 ♠ - K ♦.

High Card