Best poker hands rank
A 'Royal Flush' is the highest possible ranked hand in standard five-card Poker. Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10, all of the same suit. These hands are super rare and you can loose a lot of chips chasing them, but if you hit one you are unbeatable. ALL IN!
You may have trouble keeping your poker face if you hit one of these. This hand is made up of any five-card sequence in the same suit (e.g.: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, of hearts; or 9, 10, Jack, Queen and King of diamonds). These hands can only be beeten by a higher 'Straight Flush' or a 'Royal Flush'.
What beats what: A higher Straight Flush beats a lower value one. (e.g. a straight flush to king will beat a straight flush to jack).
Four of a Kind
This hand is also known as 'Quads'. Another very strong hand. The hand consists of four cards of the same value (e.g.: 8, 8, 8, 8; or Queen, Queen, Queen, Queen).
What beats what: A higher ranked 'Four of a kind' beats a lower value one. (e.g. 4 tens will beat 4 nines).
'Three of a kind' combined with a 'Pair' (e.g.: King, King, King with Queen,Queen; or 3, 3, 3, with 5, 5).
What beats what: The higher the card rank of the 'Three of a kind' in the "Full house' the stronger the hand. if the 'Three of a kind' is the same as the opponents, then the winner is determined by the best ranked 'Pair'.
Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence (e.g.: 4, 5, 7, 10 and King of spades).
What beats what: A 'Flush' will often come down to a high card to determine the winner of a hand. (e.g. A player with a 'Flush to King' in Hearts, will be beaten by an opponent with a 'Flush to Ace' in any suit including Hearts).
Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit (e.g.: 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of diamonds, 10 of spades and Jack of diamonds).
What beats what: A winning 'Straight' comes down to the highest ranked card in the sequence.
Note: A 'Straight' can start consist of an 'Ace' through to a 5 card.
Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same value, also known as 'Trips' (e.g.: 10, 10, 10; or Jack, Jack, Jack).
What beats what: A winning 'Three os a kind' comes down to the highest ranked cards.
Two separate pairs (e.g.: King, King, 7, 7).
What beats what: The player with the highest ranked pair will beat an opponent with "Two pair' of their own.
Two cards of the same value (e.g.: Jack, Jack).
What beats what: A winning 'Pair' comes down to the highest ranked cards. (e.g. 'Aces' beat 'Kings')
If a Poker hand contains none of the above combinations, it's valued by the highest card in it.
What beats what: The strongest card in Poker is an Ace then King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.