Poker Hand Values

Poker has a universal set of rules used in both a casino and the typical casino online.  The lowest value is a high card.  If no players have any other hand, the winner is decided on the highest card, usually an ace.  The scale goes to a pair, with the highest pair of cards winning.  The next is three of a kind, providing three cards of the same value, with again the highest value winning.

The straight comes after the three of a kind in poker hand values.  This occurs when a player gets five cards with values one after another; therefore 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 would be a straight.  Straights use aces as high or low in hands of poker, so A, 2,3,4,5 counts as a straight as does 10, J, Q, K, A.  A flush occurs when one player has five cards of the same suit, so five spades counts as a flush and beats a straight.  A full house is the best known of winning poker hands, and occurs when a player has a three of a kind and a pair together.

The final three hands are quite rare.  Four of a kind occurs when one has every card of any given value for example K, K, K, K and any other card.  This can only beaten by the straight flush and royal flush.  The straight flush consists of any straight where the cards are the same suit.  A royal flush is also the same suit with the cards in the order 10, J, Q, K, A.

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