Winning Hands

Hand rankings remain the same in all types of poker game. When two people have the same hand, the person who has the highest card in the ranking will win the pot. What does vary is the individual card values, depending on the game that you’re playing.

Here’s a look at the rankings and keep them in mind when you play.

Royal Flush

royal flush

Straight flush with the high card being an ace.

Straight Flush

straight flush

Five sequential cards of the same suite with the high card being less than an ace.

Four-of-a-kind

4 of a kind

Four cards of the same value.

Full House

full house

Three cards of the same value and a separate pair of cards of the same value.

Flush

flush

Five cards of the same suite.

Straight

straight

Five cards with sequential values.

Three-of-a-kind

three of a kind

Three cards with the same value.

Two Pair

two pair

Two separate pairs of cards with the same value.

Pair

pair

Two cards of the same value.

High Card

No other combination, the value of the highest card wins.