Poker HandsRoyal Flush- This is considered the highest poker hand. It has ace, king, queen, jack, ten, all in the same suit. Since all suits are equal, all royal flushes are equal.
Straight Flush- It is made when five cards of the same suit are found in sequence - such as 10-9-8-7-6.
Four of a Kind - Four cards of the same rank develop this hand. Such as four kings. The fifth card could be anything. This blend is sometimes known as "quads", and in some parts of Europe it is called a ‘poker’.
Full House- Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank lead to a full house. For instance, three sevens and two tens "sevens full" or more specifically "sevens on tens".
Flush -5 cards of the same suit are called flush. When comparing two flushes, the highest card determines which is higher. If the highest cards are equal then the second highest card is compared; if those are equal too, then the third highest card, and so on.
Straight - 5 cards of mixed suits in sequence make a straight. When comparing the strength of two sequences, the one with higher ranking top card is better.
Three of a Kind- Three cards of the same rank and two other cards form this hand. This hand is also known as Trips or Triplets.
Two Pairs- Two cards of an equal rank are in a pair make this hand. In a hand with two pairs, usually, the two pairs are of different ranks.
Pair- A hand with two cards of equal rank and three other cards which do not go with these or each other.
High Card- Five cards which do not make any of the combinations listed above. When comparing two such hands, the one with the superior highest card wins.