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"hand" is the best five cards you have. In the after all the rounds of
betting are done, the players turn their cards over and the person with
the best hands wins the pot. If there is a tie, the person with
the highest "kicker" wins. The kicker is your highest card that wasn't
part of the tie.If there is a tie that can't be resolved by the kicker,
the pot is split equally. Remember you can only use five cards so if
you tie someone with a straight and you have a higher kicker it is
still a split pot. Also another key thing
to remember is the higher ranks beat the lower ranks. An Ace is the
highest possible rank but can also be used as a one. For instance if
there was a pair of kings vs a pair of sevens the kings would win. In
the case of straights, higher straights beat lower straights. For
example a 8,9,10,J,Q would beat out a 6,7,8,9,10. In the case of
flushes, the one with the highest flush wins. a A,J,8,6,4 of spades
would beat a K,J,8,6,4 of spades. One more thing to know, the suits of
the cards are all equal. Now that you have a basic understanding for
the hand rankings, lets see what beats what. Best To Worst Hand Rankings Royal Flush A Royal Flush is when you have 10,J,Q,K,A of all the same suit Staight Flush Five consecutive cards of the same suit such as 6,7,8,9,10 of spades Four Of A Kind Four cards of the same rank such as 4,4,4,4,9 Full House This is when you have three of a kind and a pair, such as 8,8,8,2,2, Flush This is when you have five cards of the same suit such as 4,7,10,Q,K all of Diamonds Straight Five consecutive cards in a row such as 7,8,9,10,J Three Of A Kind Three cards of the same rank such as 5,5,5,8,A Two Pair Two pairs of cards of the same or rank, such as 7,7,9,9,J One Pair Two cards that match like K,K,3,6,7 High Card This is just your highest card if you have no other hand. For example 2,5,8,J,Q the queen would be your high card. Top Of Page |