Poker Hands Rankings

Texas Hold’em hands are ranked in a certain way. Some hands are stronger than others, and some cards are more valuable than others. Before ranking the poker hands, it’s important to understand that Ace (A) is the highest-value card in Hold’em poker, followed by the King, the Queen, and so on. Moreover, a same-suit hand is always stronger than the equivalent mixed-suit hand.

1. Royal Flush

A, K, Q, J, 10 (Same suit)

2. Straight Flush

Five cards placed in a sequence. Same suit.

3. Four of a kind

Four cards of the same rank.

4. Full House

Three of a kind and a pair.

5. Flush

Any five cards of the same suit, not in any order.

6. Straight

Five cards in a sequence, not in the same suit.

7. Three of a kind

Three cards of the same rank.

8. Two pairs

Two different pairs of cards.

9. Pair

Two cards of the same rank.

10. High Card

When no player has made any of the hands above, the highest card wins the game.