# List of poker hands

An ace can be counted as low, so 5- 4- 3- 2- A is a straight flush, but its top card is the five, not the ace, so it is the lowest type of straight flush. Non-standard Poker hands are some hands which are not generally recognized by official Poker rules but they are usually created by house rules in certain casinos. A pair consists of two cards of equal rank. Also called pelter or bracket , A hand with a deuce 2 ; a 3 or a 4; a 5; a 6, 7, or an 8; and a 9. Cards are in consecutive order, skipping every other card. Note however that suit ranking is sometimes used for other purposes such as allocating seats, deciding who bets first, and allocating the odd chip when splitting a pot that can't be equally divided. Also called pelter or bracket.

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The fewer hands a category contains, the higher its rank. It ranks above a straight flush but is only possible when using one or more wild cards, as there are only four cards of each rank in a standard card deck. Each five of a kind is ranked by the rank of its quintuplet.

Under high rules, an ace can rank either high e. There are 40 possible straight flush hands and 10 distinct ranks of straight flush under high rules when using a standard card deck. It ranks below a straight flush and above a full house. There are possible four of a kind hands and distinct ranks of four of a kind when using a standard card deck. There are 3, possible full house hands and distinct ranks of full house when using a standard card deck.

There are 5, possible flush hands and 1, distinct ranks of flush under high rules when using a standard card deck. It ranks below a flush and above three of a kind. There are 10, possible straight hands and 10 distinct ranks of straight under high rules when using a standard card deck. It ranks below a straight and above two pair. There are 54, possible three of a kind hands and distinct ranks of three of a kind when using a standard card deck.

In community card games, such as Texas hold 'em, three of a kind is called a set only when it comprises a pocket pair and a third card on the board. There are , possible two pair hands and distinct ranks of two pair when using a standard card deck.

It ranks below two pair and above high card. There are 1,, possible one pair hands and 2, distinct ranks of one pair when using a standard card deck. There are 1,, possible high cards hands and 1, distinct ranks of high card hand under high rules when using a standard card deck.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Straight flush disambiguation. The Poker Player's Bible. Poker for Dummies, Mini Edition. United States of America: The Theory of Poker.

The Intelligent Guide to Texas Hold'em. Retrieved 12 July The Everyday Guide to Recreational Poker. What I Know about Poker: Retrieved 13 July The Rules of Poker. However, "Queens over nines" is more commonly used to describe the hand containing two pairs , one pair of queens and one pair of nines, as in Template: Imageframe A flush is a poker hand such as Template: Cards , which contains five cards of the same suit, not in rank sequence.

It ranks above a straight and below a full house. Two flushes are compared as if they were high card hands; the highest ranking card of each is compared to determine the winner. If both hands have the same highest card, then the second-highest ranking card is compared, and so on until a difference is found.

If the two flushes contain the same five ranks of cards, they are tied — suits are not used to differentiate them. Flushes are described by their highest card, as in "queen-high flush" to describe Template: If the rank of the second card is important, it can also be included: Cards is a "king-ten-high flush" or just a "king-ten flush", while Template: Cards is a "king-queen-high flush".

Imageframe A straight is a poker hand such as Template: Cards , which contains five cards of sequential rank but in more than one suit.

It ranks above three of a kind and below a flush. Two straights are ranked by comparing the highest card of each.

Two straights with the same high card are of equal value, suits are not used to separate them. Straights are described by their highest card, as in "ten-high straight" or "straight to the ten" for Template: A hand such as Template: Cards is an ace-high straight also known as Broadway , and ranks above a king-high straight such as Template: The ace may also be played as a low card in a five-high straight such as Template: Cards , which is colloquially known as a wheel.

The ace may not "wrap around", or play both high and low: Cards is not a straight, but just ace-high no pair. Imageframe Three of a kind , also called trips , set or a prile the last of these from its use in three card poker [4] , is a poker hand such as Template: Cards , which contains three cards of the same rank, plus two unmatched cards.

It ranks above two pair and below a straight. In Texas hold 'em and other flop games, a "set" refers specifically to a three of a kind composed of a pocket pair and one card of matching rank on the board as opposed to two matching cards on the board and a third in the player's hand. If two hands contain threes of a kind of the same value, possible in games with wild cards or community cards , the kickers are compared to break the tie, so Template: Imageframe A poker hand such as Template: Cards , which contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank that match each other but not the first pair , plus one unmatched card, is called two pair.

It ranks above one pair and below three of a kind. To rank two hands both containing two pair, the higher ranking pair of each is first compared, and the higher pair wins so Template: If both hands have the same "top pair", then the second pair of each is compared, such that Template: Finally, if both hands have the same two pairs, the kicker determines the winner: Cards loses to Template: Two pair are described by the higher pair first, followed by the lower pair if necessary; Template: Cards could be described as "Kings over nines", "Kings and nines" or simply "Kings up" if the nines are not important.

Imageframe One pair is a poker hand such as Template: Cards , which contains two cards of the same rank, plus three other unmatched cards. It ranks above any high card hand, but below all other poker hands. Higher ranking pairs defeat lower ranking pairs; if two hands have the same pair, the non-paired cards the kickers are compared in descending order to determine the winner. Imageframe A high-card or no-pair hand is a poker hand such as Template: Cards , in which no two cards have the same rank, the five cards are not in sequence, and the five cards are not all the same suit.