Poker Hand Rankings

Crazy Pineapple Poker, Texas Hold’em, and Seven Card Stud are three variations of high poker, where the player with the highest-ranking poker hand wins. These games are all played with a standard 52-card deck with Ace as the high card and 2 as the low card. Although an Ace may be used as the lowest ranking card in a five-high straight poker hand. All four suits are considered equal. Remember, you are looking for the best 5 card hand.

These hands are all ranked in order of their probability of occurrence, from least likely to most likely. The first hand listed below is the best poker hand you can receive followed by each subsequent ranking poker hand.

Royal Flush – Five cards all of the same suit in sequence with the Ace high.

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Straight Flush – Five cards, all of the same suit in sequence with anything else but the Ace High. If two straights should tie, the poker hand with the highest card wins. If both hands contain the same high card, the pot would be split.

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Four of a Kind – Four cards of the same rank, plus an additional card of varying rank. The higher ranking four of a kind would win in the case of a tie.

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Full House – A poker hand consisting of a three of a kind (3 cards of the same rank) and a pair (2 cards of the same rank). If two full houses would tie, the hand with the higher three of a kind would win.

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Flush – Any five cards of the same suit. They do not have to be in sequence. In the case of a tie, the highest card in the flush would win. If the cards are both the same rank, the next highest cards are compared and so on.

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Straight – Any five cards in sequence with a mixture of suits. If the straights tie, the hand with the highest card wins. You cannot receive an around the corner straight, meaning….K, A, 2, 3, 4.

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Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same rank plus two cards of varying rank. The highest ranking three of a kind would win if the hands were tied.

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Two Pair – A hand that contains two cards of the same rank, two cards of another rank, and one unrelated card. If two players each have two pair and their high pair is of the same rank, the winning hand is determined by the rank of the lower pair.

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One Pair – A Poker hand that contains two cards of the same rank. The highest pair wins ties and the highest card wins if both pairs are of the same rank.

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High Card – This is the weakest poker hand possible. The highest-ranking card wins the pot. In the case of a tie, the next highest card wins.