List of poker hands
In poker , players construct sets of five playing cards , called hands , according to the rules of the game being played. In low games, like razz , the lowest-ranking hands win. In high-low split games, both the highest-ranking and lowest-ranking hands win, though different rules are used to rank the high and low hands.
Each hand falls into a hand-ranking category determined by the patterns formed by its cards. Hands in a higher-ranking category always rank higher than hands in a lower-ranking category. Hands in the same category are ranked relative to each other by comparing the ranks of their respective cards. There are nine hand-ranking categories when using a standard card deck , except under ace-to-five low rules where straights, flushes and straight flushes are not recognized.
An additional category, five of a kind, is introduced when using one or more wild cards. 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. 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. Poker for Dummies, Mini Edition. United States of America: The Theory of Poker. Retrieved 12 July The Everyday Guide to Recreational Poker.
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