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Texas Hold’em – Hand Ranking

Before you hit the online poker tables, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with the basic hand rankings and rules that govern Texas Hold’em. Here are the 10 hands every player should know before joining the action.

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    Royal Flush

    Poker’s most famous hand, a royal flush, cannot be beaten. It consists of the ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a single suit.

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    Straight Flush

    Five cards in sequence, of the same suit. In the event of a tie, the highest rank at the top of the sequence wins.

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    Four of a Kind

    Four cards of the same rank, and one side card or ‘kicker’. In the event of a tie, the player with the highest side card (‘kicker’) wins.

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    Full House

    Three cards of the same rank, and two cards of a different, matching rank. In the event of a tie, the highest three matching cards wins.

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    Flush

    Five cards of the same suit, not in sequence. In the event of a tie, the player holding the highest ranked card wins.

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    Straight

    Five non-suited cards in sequence. In the event of a tie, the highest ranking card at the top of the sequence wins.

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    Three of a Kind

    Three cards of the same rank, and two unrelated side cards. In the event of

    a tie, the player with the highest, and if necessary, second-highest side card

    (‘kicker’) wins.

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    Two Pair

    Two cards of matching rank, two cards of different matching rank, and one

    kicker. If both players have an identical Two Pair, the highest kicker

    wins.

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    Pair

    Two cards of matching rank, and three unrelated side cards. In the event of

    a tie, the player with the highest, and if necessary, second or third-highest

    side card wins.

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    High Card

    Any hand that does not qualify under the categories listed. In the event of a tie, the highest card wins, such as ‘ace-high’.

Source : Pokerstars