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Poker Hand Rankings
Learning the hand rankings for Poker is the most important thing you can do. You need to be able to memorize these and discern your hand quickly to be successful.

Listed below are the ten different combinations for poker hands. They are in order from the strongest poker hand, the Royal Flush, to the lowest hand, the high card. Learn these combinations as quickly as possible!

Royal Flush
Poker Hand Rankings - Royal Flush A Royal Flush consists of the five consecutive highest cards of the same suit. This is the highest possible hand in poker (without jokers).

Straight Flush
Poker Hand Rankings - Straight Flush A Straight Flush consists of the five consecutive cards of the same suit.

Four of a kind
Poker Hand Rankings - Four of a kind Four cards of the same rank - such as four Aces as shown. Four of a kind is also know as Quads.

Full House
Poker Hand Rankings - Full House A Full House consists of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank. We have shown Aces over Queens in the example.

Flush
Poker Hand Rankings - Flush A Flush is any five cards of the same suit.

Straight
Poker Hand Rankings - Straight A straight consists of five consecutive cards not all in the same suit.

Three of a kind
Poker Hand Rankings - Three of a kind Three cards of the same rank - such as three Queens as shown. Three of a kind is also know as Trips.

2 pair
Poker Hand Rankings - Two pair Two pairs consist of a hand with four cards which two are the same rank. In our example, we have a hand with two pairs, Queens and Jacks.

1 pair
Poker Hand Rankings - A pair A pair consists of a hand with two cards of the same rank. In our example, we have a pair of Aces.

High card
Poker Hand Rankings - High Card This hand consists of no cards that fit any of the combinations listed above. When two or more people have this hand, the person with the highest card wins the hand.

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