All Poker games use a standard 52 card deck. The four suits of Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds and Spades carry no strength against each other and are equal in weight. The following is the official poker hand ranking in descending order. This table is often referred to as the Poker Ladder and holds true for all Poker games at the 32Red Poker Room.
A Royal Flush is the best hand in Poker and the odds of receiving one are 650,000 to 1. All the same suit, a Royal Flush comprises of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.
Another very strong hand consisting of five cards, all consecutive and all the same suit. The higher the numerical value of cards the better the hand. Theoretically you have a one in 72,000 chance of being dealt a Straight Flush.
Four of a Kind
This is also very strong and is made up of four cards of the same value. The higher the value of the card the better, as four Aces beats four Threes. The odds of getting Four of a Kind are 4,200-1.
This hand consists of three cards of the same value (Three of a Kind) with two cards of the same value (Pair). The Three of a Kind counts first in that a Full House of Aces full of Fives (AAA + 55) beats a Full House of Fives full of Aces (555 + AA). Being dealt a Full House is a 700-1 chance.
A Flush is often good enough to take the Pot as it beats strong hands like the Straight and Three of A Kind. It is made up of five cards, all of the same suit. Against a player with another the Flush, the player with the highest card contained within the Flush wins. Chances of receiving a Flush are 1 in 510 hands.
This hand consists of five cards in consecutive numerical order, but of mixed suit. The higher the top value card of the Straight, the stronger the hand. You can expect to receive a Straight around once in 250 hands.
Three of a Kind
Three of a Kind simply consists of three cards of the same face value. Chances of being dealt Three of a Kind are 1 in 48 hands.
Two Pair consists of two sets of pairs. As you might expect, a Pair of Aces and a Pair of Fours (AA + 44) beats a Pair of Kings and a Pair of Nines (KK + 99). In theory, you have a 1 in 21 chance of receiving Two Pairs.
Although comparatively weak, a Pair is often good enough to win a hand, especially as the number of opponents gets smaller. The hand is simply a pair of same face value cards. Your chances of being dealt a Pair are 1 in 2.4 hands at the Poker table.
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In the absence of any of the above hands, the highest card held by a player wins the hand.