Poker Hand Rankings

Poker Hand Rankings

For some the most confusing part about the game of poker is knowing which hand beats another one. Use this handy guide of hand rankings from highest to lowest next time you play poker to help you learn these rankings. Knowing these can be the difference from winning a hand to losing.

Royal Flush

This would be the ten, jack, queen, king and ace of the same suit.

Straight Flush

This is any five cards in consecutive order that have the same suit.

Four of a Kind

Any four cards of the same value consist four of a kind. It could be four 5’s or four aces.

Full House

This hand consists of three of a kind and two of a kind.


Any five cards of the same suit make up a flush. These cards do not have to be in sequence.


This would be any five cards of different suites but in sequence.

Three of a Kind

As the name states, this hand is just three of the same cards.

Two Pair

This hand would be having two sets of two cards that are the same.

One Pair

One pair is made up of two of the same card.

High Card

When no player has a ranking hand, the winner is determined by who hold the highest card in their hand.