Texas Holdem Poker hands – explanation and order of Poker hands

Here you’ll find detailed descriptions and explanations about the order of all possible Poker hands:



Royal Flush:


The best Poker hand is a Royal Flush. A Royal Flush consists of five suited and sequenced Poker cards at which the highest card must be an ace. Example of a Royal Flush:
10, jack, queen, king, ace – all suited

Straight Flush:

to be suited as well. A Straight Flush is a combination of a Flush and a Straight. If two or more players have a Flush, the one with the highest Flush wins. Expample of a Straight Flush:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 all suited

Poker (Vierling, four of a kind):

A Poker or also called „four of a kind“ consists of four cards of the same value. If there is more than one player with a Poker, the one with the higher Poker wins. Example of a Poker:
queen, queen, queen, queen, 8

Full House:

A Full House consists of a “three of a kind” (three cards of the same value) and a pair (two cards of the same value). If there is more than one player with a full house, the Poker player with the Full House consisting of the higher “three of a kind” wins. Example of a Full House:
king, king, king, 3, 3

Flush:

A Flush consists of five suited Poker cards. If there is more than one Flush the one with the highest card wins. Example for a Flush:
2, 5, 8, queen, ace all suited

Straight:

A straight consists of five consecutive cards at which the colour of the Poker cards do not matter. Example of a straight:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (not suited)

three of a kind:

A „three of a kind“ consists of three cards of the same value. If there are more than one “three of a kind” the Poker player with the highest one wins. Example of a „three of a kind“:
2, 2, 2, 9, jack

two pairs:

Your Poker hand consists of two different pairs. If there is another player with two pairs the Poker player with the higher pair wins. If also the higher pair is the same, the second pair decides the winner. Example for two pairs:
5, 5, 10, 10, 9

one pair:

One pair consists of two cards of the same value. If there are more players with a pair at their Poker hand, the higher pair wins. Example for a pair:
6, 6, 3, jack, ace

High Card:

If there is no Poker player with one of the Poker hands descriped above, the player with the single highest card wins the game.(high card) Example for high card:
3, 5, 7, jack, king (king is the high card)

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