Hand rankings in texas hold’em poker

Poker India | August 22nd, 2016 | How to play poker

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It is quite impossible to play Texas Holdem Poker without having complete knowledge on the hand rankings. The ranking of hands help you to decide whether to fold, bet or raise. If you do not know the poker hand rankings, don’t worry! You can get a complete list of all the poker hands, in the order of the strongest to the weakest, at PokerIndia.com.

Royal Flush

This is the highest-ranking hand in Texas Holdem Poker. If you make a hand of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and card 10 of the same suit, you will have the strongest hand in Texas Holdem Poker

Straight Flush

Straight Flush is a hand of five consecutive cards in the same suit. If you have all the running cards in the highest rank, you will form a royal flush.

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind is the type of hand where you have four cards of the same rank. The remaining fifth card is known as the sidekick.

Full House

Full House is the type of hand when you have three cards of the same rank with the remaining two cards of another similar rank.

Flush

Flush is the form of hand where you have all the cards of the same suit. They are not consecutive cards or sequence but all are of the same suit.

Straight

You have a straight hand when you form a sequence of consecutive cards in different suits.

Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind is the type of hand where you have three cards of the same rank with two different cards as the sidekick.

Two Pair

You have Two Pairs when you have two cards of the same rank with two different cards of another similar rank. Two Pairs have one remaining card as sidekick.

One Pair

One pair is the hand in the lowest rank. You have only two cards of the same rank with three different cards as the sidekick.

High Cards

If you do not have any of the hands mentioned above, your hand will be valued according to the value of the cards.

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