Poker Hands:

Poker hands are ranked-- Highest to lowest. Keep in mind that only a card rank-- deuce through ace --really make the difference in poker when examining individual cards. The clubs, diamonds, hearts, and the spades are all regarded as equal suits.

Straight Flush

Straight Flush: Five consecutive cards with equal suit, and beats the four of a kind. Aces are used as high or low cards. When you have an ace-high, straight flush, you have what's referred to as a "royal flush" , the absolute best hand in all poker.

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind: Four cards identical in rank - beats the full house. In case two players or more reveal the same four of a kind, the fifth card kicker will then decide the winner. 

Full House

Full House: When you have a full house, you can beat a flush. The full house is the run of a set as well as a pair. When two players or more possess a full house, the player with the best set has won. When those are the identical, the one with the best pair has won.

Flush

Flush: The flush will beat the straight. A flush means you have any five cards that are part of the same suit. When two players or more possess a flush, the player with the highest card has won. 

Straight

Straight: A straight beats a set. A straight is five sequential cards that rank. Aces are used as high or low and therefore the lowest straight is ace - five where the highest is ten - ace. There can be no kickers used with a straight - given that all five cards, including community, are required to make a hand.

Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind: Also known as a "set" - three of the same card - is better than two pair. Three aces is the best deal all sets. When any two players or more have the same three of a kind hand, the kickers will decide the winner.

Two of a Kind

Two Pair: Having two pair is better than just one pair. In the event that two or more players possess two pair, the highest pair will decide the winner. For instance, a pair of aces together with sevens is better than a pair of kings or queens. When two or more players possess the same two - the fifth card kicker will then decide the winner. High Card: Cards are ranked deuce - 2 - as the lowest to ace - A - for the highest. When two and more players possess identical high cards, then simply the second highest card (etc., to the fifth card if needed) will decide the winner.

One Pair

Pair: A pair -two of the same cards - is always better than just a high card. The highest possible set -or pair - is a pair of aces. When two players or more possess identical pairs, the highest of the three cards left -the kickers - will decide the winner. 

 High Card

High Card: Cards are ranked deuce -2 -as the lowest to ace -A - for the highest. When two and more players possess identical high cards, then simply the second highest card (etc. , to the fifth card if needed ) will decide the winner.

Playing the Hand:

Every player is dealt two cards that are faced down, and only you will be able to see these two cards. Next, a round of betting will take place. Three community cards - the flop - are the dealt facing upwards, and placed in the center of the poker table. Then, an additional round of betting transpires. A fourth community card - the turn - is then dealt facing upwards on the table, and then a new round of betting begins again. A fifth and concluding community card - the river - is then dealt facing upwards on the poker table. Another final round of betting takes place. Your hole cards are then exposed so that each player can see them, and the player with the better hand has won the pot. The five card hand may comprise of none, one, or both of your hole cards together, this in addition to any of the community cards. In the event that 2 or more players show the equal hand, the pot is then split equally among all winners.

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