If you want to win at poker, you obviously need to know what hand you've been dealt and what hand wins. Here you'll find a list of poker hands from highest to lowest to help you get started, as well as the top starting hands for Texas Hold'em.
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Hand Rankings Cheat Sheet
Poker Hand Rankings
|1||Royal Flush||The best hand possible, a royal flush consists of A, K, Q, J and 10, all of the same suit.|
|2||Straight Flush||Also very rare, a straight flush consists of any straight that is all the same suit.|
|3||Four of a Kind||Four of a kind, or 'quads', consists of four cards of equal value along with another card known as a side card.|
|4||Full House||A full house consists of three cards of one value and two cards of another.|
|5||Flush||A flush is a hand which has all cards of the same suit.|
|6||Straight||A straight has 5 cards of consecutive value that are not all the same suit.|
|7||Three of a Kind||Also known as 'trips', three of a kind is 3 cards of the same value and 2 side cards of different values.|
|8||Two Pair||Two pair consists of two cards of equal value, another two cards of equal value, and one extra card.|
|9||Pair||One pair consists of two cards of the same value, and three extra cards.|
|10||High Card||Five cards that do not interact with each other to make any of the above hands.|
Tie-breakers and Kickers
When multiple players have the same poker hands, the extra cards come in to play. These cards are called 'kickers'. The player with the higher kicker will take the pot when this happens.
Texas Hold'em Example:
- Player A has K♥ 9♥
- Player B has A♠ K♦
- The flop, turn and river are K♠-T♣-T♦-4♠-2♣
This means the players' final poker hands are:
- Player A: K♥ K♠ T♣ T♦ 9♥ for Two Pair, Kings and Tens with a Nine kicker
- Player B: K♦ K♠ T♣ T♦ A♠ for Two Pair, Kings and Tens with an Ace kicker
The winner of the pot is Player B because he has Player A 'out-kicked'.
In a high card or one pair hand tie-breaker, both players can sometimes have the same kicker. In this case the second kicker is used, and then the third, and so on. If both players’ 5 card hands are identical, then they share the pot equally.
Which Poker Starting Hands Should You Play?
If you want to know which hands to play before the flop in No Limit Hold'em, we've got you covered below.
No Limit Texas Hold'em Free Starting Hands Charts
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This guide will show you exactly which hands to raise from each position before the flop. It also includes the answers to some preflop questions that many new poker players ask about.
Top 20 No Limit Texas Hold’em Starting Hand Rankings
I wanted to include something a bit more exciting in this article, so here's the top 20 No Limit Hold'em starting hands in terms of raw all-in equity (or percentages).
Although the order of the best poker hands to start with is sometimes contested, this list will give you a rough idea of which hands are stronger than others.
Poker Hand Rankings FAQ
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