Poker Hand RankingsRoyal Flush:
Considered the highest poker hand, it combines an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, all of the same suit. Whenever, two players hold a royal flush, they split the pot.
It is made with five cards of the same suit in a sequence but not an Ace high. In case, two players have a straight flush, the player whose hand starts with the highest card wins. When both hands hold the same high card, the pot is split.
Four of a Kind:
This hands has four cards of the same rank, like four Queens or four Jacks. In case two players show this hand, the highest ranked hand wins.
Three cards of one rank and a pair of another rank make a full house. Examples of full houses include three tens and two Kings or three Aces and two Jacks. In case two players have a full house, the player with the uppermost three of a kind wins the pot. In the two examples, the hand with three Aces is the higher hand.
A flush is a hand with all five cards of the same suit, though not found sequentially. If two or more players each have a flush, the hand with the highest card wins. When both have the same highest card, the next highest card is compared, and so on.
Five cards in numerical sequence make a straight, like six, five, four, three and two. Suits hardly matter when determining the strength of a straight .
Three of a kind:
Three cards of the same rank, like three Queens or three eights.
This hand consists of two pairs of different ranks like two nines and two sixes. In the event, two players have two pair, the one with the highest pair wins.
This hand contains only two cards of the same rank, like two Queens or two Jacks, with three unmatched cards have one pair.
A hand having none of the combinations listed above is described as a high card hand.