Poker Hands

Poker HandsWatching out for potential winning poker hands can be exciting especially when you draw four Aces, its rarely beaten.

A standard deck of cards contains four suits of thirteen cards. It is normal deal poker hands from a standard shuffled deck of fifty cards and introduce additional decks as required, one at a time.

Due to the nature of the game it is not advisable play with anything other than a single deck at a time. Think about it, it is a game of skill which relies on set framework parameters and counting cards.

When new cards are required is customary  to cut the last card available then shuffle the remaining cards, then place them all back play. That way there can be no arguments.

Some dealers will automatically shuffle every third or fourth hand. This practice gives the game some rhythm.

If you are playing seriously for money, in anything other than a licensed establishment, it is worth observing for a while.

Avoid any games which might have varied or marked cards. Believe it or not that does happen.

These are the winning hands from highest to lowest:

Royal Flush

10 – J – Q – K – A        A five-card sequence for the ten to the ace in the same suit.

Straight Flush

9 – 10 – 11 – J – Q – K       Five sequential cards all in the same suit.

Four of a Kind

2 – K – K – K -K       All four suits with the same rank.

Full House

A – A – A – 3 – 3       Three of a kind with a pair.


J – 5 – 8 – 6 – K       Any five cards of the same suit, but not in a sequence.


7- 8 – 9 – 10 – J       Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit.

Three of a Kind

4 – 4 – 4 – 8 – 7       Three cards with the same rank.

Two Pairs

5 – 5 – 7 – 7 – 10       Two different pairs.

A Pair

A – A – 3 – 5 – 9       A pair of the same.

High Card

J – 7 – 6 – 3 – 4        Example: J High

There are numerous variation on these poker hands it is easiest to match together pairs and suits then look for flushes.

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