Poker Hand Rankings

Poker hands in a standard five-card game are ranked in order of strength from the strongest to the weakest. Royal Flush is the best possible hand with cards such as 10, Jack, King, Queen and Ace of the same suit. Any five-card sequence of the same suit is called the Straight Flush. All four cards of the same value are referred to as the Four of a Kind. Three of a kind combined with a pair is known as the Full House. Five cards in sequence of different suites are called the Straight and then come the lower valued hands such as Three of a Kind and Two Pair.