Rank of Hands

Five card sequence, from 10 to the Ace in the same suit. Any five cards that do not form any higher poker hand. Pocket Kings Pocket kings are almost identical to pocket aces pre-flop. This is called "The Flop". Or use your PokerNews account: It is typical to abbreviate suited hands in hold 'em by affixing an "s" to the hand, as well as to abbreviate non-suited hands with an "o" for offsuit. A straight is made from any five cards consecutive in rank that are not all the same suit, such as.

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If players have the same pair, the highest side card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest and third-highest side card can be used to break the tie.

Any hand that does not qualify under a category listed above. Highest card wins, and if necessary, the second-highest, third-highest, fourth-highest and smallest card can be used to break the tie. Note that suits are irrelevant for Ace to Five low. Please also note that the value of a five-card low hand starts with the top card, and goes down from there. The lower second-highest ranking card wins the pot.

Thus 6,4,3,2,A defeats 6,5,4,2,A. If necessary, the third-highest, fourth-highest and fifth-highest cards in the hand can be used to break the tie. In practice, an ace always plays as a high card in Deuce to Seven so A,5,4,3,2 is an ace high, not a straight. Straights and flushes count against your hand in Deuce to Seven.

Any five unpaired, unconnected cards of different suits, with the highest card being a seven. The lower second card wins the pot. Any five unpaired, unconnected cards of different suits, with the highest card being an eight. Any five unpaired, unconnected cards of different suits, with the highest card being a nine.

Any five unpaired, unconnected cards of different suits, with the highest card being a ten. The above are just examples of hands that may come up in play — the lowest hand will always win the pot in Deuce to Seven, even if it is a pair or worse! Badugi does not use traditional poker hand rankings and it takes some practice to learn how to correctly read the hands.

Badugi hand rankings are somewhat related to the Ace to Five rankings; like in Ace to Five, an ace always plays as a low card. However, unlike Ace to Five, each card in your hand must be a different suit and a different rank, in order to count. Badugi hands consist of four cards, instead of the usual five. Because of this it is impossible to make a five-card straight, and having four cards in sequence does not hurt your hand. Remember, if you have cards of the same suit, only one of them counts, and if you have pairs, only one of them counts.

A badugi is any hand which consists of four unpaired cards, each a different suit. If necessary, the third-highest and fourth-highest cards in the hand can be used to break the tie.

Any hand consisting of three unpaired cards of different suits, but a fourth paired or suited card. The lowest three unpaired cards of different suits play. Because there is a pair, one of the fours does not count, so it is simply ignored, making a 4,2,A three-card hand. Because there are two hearts in this hand, one of them is ignored, making a 3,2,A three-card hand. If necessary, the third-highest card in the hand can be used to break the tie.

Any hand consisting of two unpaired cards of different suits, but two paired or suited cards. The lowest two unpaired cards of different suits play.

A hand consisting of only one playable card. The lowest card plays. Since there are four cards of the same suit, three of them are discarded, making a one-card hand of just a Three. The support team is on hand to assist you, and can answer any questions not listed in the FAQ. Make your first real money deposit and start playing at PokerStars. Deposits are fast and secure. License renewed March 10, Gambling may lead to addiction!

Help Responsible Gaming Languages. How to Play FAQ. A royal flush is a combination of a flush and a straight ending in the Ace high card. So all the cards are of the same suit, consecutive and have the Ace high card. Any five card sequence in the same suit. A straight flush is a combination of a flush and a straight. So all the cards are of the same suit, and all are consecutive. Ranking between straights is determined by the value of the high end of the straight.

A royal flush is a straight flush that has a high card value of an Ace. All four cards of the same index. Four cards of the same value such as four jacks or four 7's represent the second strongest poker hand. This hand beats everything except a Straight Flush. Three of a kind combined with a pair. A full house is a combination of three of a kind and a pair. Meaning all five of your cards are a part of a set of either two or three of the same card value eg.

Ties on a full house are broken by the three of a kind, as you cannot have two equal sets of three of a kind in any single deck. Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. A flush is a hand where all of the cards are the same suit, if each card you have is all one suit, such as 3 of Clubs, 5 of Clubs, 6 of Clubs, 8 of Clubs and King of Clubs, then you have a Flush. Don't be tricked into thinking that all five cards are the same color. The high card determines the winner if two people have a flush.

Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit. A straight is a hand where all of the cards are consecutive. There is no continuative quality to this poker hand a straight cannot wrap around meaning it is not a straight if you have a Queen, King, Ace, Two or Three.

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