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.
These are the traditional poker hand rankings, which are used in the most popular variants of poker (such as Texas Hold‘em).
Poker Hand Rankings Chart
You can print this out or save it to your phone so you never forget the correct order of poker 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.
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