Hand Rank In Poker
In poker, each player is dealt five cards. The object of the game
is to end up with the highest-valued hand. From best to worst, hands
are ranked in the following order:
Royal Flush The best possible straight flush. Ten,
Jack, Queen, King, and Ace all of the same suit.
Straight Flush Cards of five consecutive ranks, all
of the same suit
4 of a kind Four cards of any one rank, and any other
Full house Three cards of one rank, and two cards
of a second rank.
Flush Five cards of the same suit that doesn't make
Straight Cards of five consecutive ranks when not
all five are of the same suit
Three of a Kind Three cards of the same rank and two
Two pair Two cards of one rank, two cards of another
rank, and a fifth
One Pair Two cards of the same rank and three other
High Card Known as a 'Busted Hand'. Five unrelated
cards no pair, no flush, no straight. Nothing.
In the event of a tie, the player with the highest hand is determined
by the value of the cards. For example: If two players had the highest
ranked hand of a straight, one with an 8 high and the other being
9 high, the 9 high straight would be awarded the pot. Similarly,
if two players hold the highest hand of a pair of kings, the highest
card outside of the pair, the kicker, will determine the winner
of the hand.
When multiple players have exactly the same ranked hand, the pot
will be split between them. If the amount of the pot cannot be split
evenly amongst the winners, the remainder is given to the player(s)
nearest the Dealer button.