What Must You Know About Poker Hand Ranking?

You can win poker hands in two ways; having your best hand and by forcing the opponents in folding their cards. You should know the poker hands’ ranking. In the poker online game of Texas Hold’em, as a player, you can make use of your best hand using the five community cards and two hole cards. Poker hand should have five cards. It does not matter the number of hold cards you have. At times, you can use both, sometimes, you use none and sometimes, you use just one.



The suits in online poker have equal value. It does not make any difference whether a player has the ace of diamonds or the ace of clubs. When the remaining players have the same hand in different suits then the pot is a split.

Hand Ranking

The value of a poker hand is decided by how common or rare you have to deal with them. The common hands are valued lesser compared to the rarer hands. The poker hands are as follows

  • High card
  • One pair
  • Two pair
  • Trips
  • Straight
  • Flush
  • Full house
  • Quads
  • Straight flush

Traditional High card Poker ranking

  • Straight Flush

Five cards are in numerical order and all are of identical suits. If there is a tie, then the highest rank that remains at the top of a sequence wins. The straight flush is called a royal flush that comprises of the king, queen, ace, ten, and jack. The royal flush is the unbeatable hand.

  • Four of a kind

There are four cards that are of the same rank and a kicker. If there is a tie, then the highest four wins. In a community card game, if the players have four of the same kind, then the highest fifth kicker wins.

  • Full house

Three cards have the same rank through the two cards happen to be different but of matching rank. If there is a tie, then the highest three cards that match wins the pot. In a community card game if the players have the three same matching cards then the greatest value of the cards that match wins.

  • Flush

Five cards have the same suit. If there is a tie, then the player that holds the greatest ranked card actually wins. When needed, the second, third, fourth, and fifth-highest card might be used for breaking the tie. When all the five cards have the same ranking, then the pot is split.

  • Three of a kind

There are three cards having the same rank and there are two unrelated side cards. When there is a tie, the highest-ranking three wins. In a Community card game, if the players have three of the same kind, then the greatest side card and when needed, the second-highest card wins.

In the poker hand, which has 5 various cards do not form a kind of match, then the highest card is a high card. This card is helpful against a hand that has 5 unmatched cards when a showdown takes place.