Hand Rankings

Royal flush

The highest possible hand in poker. It consists of ace, king, queen, jack and ten who all have the same color. If two players have a Royal Flush at the same time (which is only possible in Seven Card Stud), they will split the pot.

A ♠ K ♠ Q ♠ J ♠ 10 ♠

Straight flush

A straight flush is also made up of five consecutive cards of the same suit, but not the ace. If two players have a straight flush, the player whose hand starts with the highest hand wins. In case both hands are absolutely equal, the pot is split.

5 ♥ 6 ♥ 7 ♥ 8 ♥ 9 ♥

Four of a kid

Vierling – A hand with four cards of the same value, In case two players have a quad (or “quads”, as they say in poker jargon), then the player whose cards have the higher value wins. If a quadruple is a community card and is the highest hand, then the player who adds the highest fifth hand as a kicker wins .

10 ♠ 10 ♥ 10 ♣ 10 ♦ 9 ♠

Full House

A treble plus a pair form the full house – eg three fours and two aces. In case two players have a full house at the same time, the player who has the higher three in the hand wins.

9 ♠ 9 ♦ 9 ♥ K ♥ K ♦


A flush is made up of five cards of the same suit – diamonds, Hearts, Spades or Clubs. In case two or more players have a flush of the same suit, the player whose flush is the highest value wins. In case the highest card is one of the community cards, then the second highest hand etc. is decisive

2 ♠ 5 ♠ 6 ♠ 10 ♠ A ♠


Street – Five consecutive cards form the straight. The color of the cards does not matter. If two or more players have a straight, then the player with the highest hand wins. In case two players have an identical straight, they share the pot.

The ace has a special function in a street, as it is considered both the lowest and the highest card. It is worth noting that, for example, the queen King Ace 2 3 handler is not a straight.

7 ♥ 8 ♣ 9 ♥ 10 ♠ J ♣

Three of a kind

Treble – Three cards of the same value. In the event that two players at the same time a triplet (“Trips”) show, then the higher treble wins. In case two players show an equivalent triplet, the player with the highest fourth card wins. In case this also has the same value for both players, the highest fifth card determines the winner.

6 ♣ A ♠ 9 ♠ 9 ♦ 9 ♥

Two pair

Two couples – A leaf containing two couples. In case two players have two pairs at the same time, the player with the highest single pair wins. In case two players have an equivalent highest single pair, the second single pair will determine the winner. In the case that this is the same for both, the highest fifth ticket is decisive.

J ♥ J ♦ 9 ♠ 9 ♦ 5 ♦

One pair

Couple – A hand that contains two equal cards, such as two Jacks or two Kings. In case two or more players have a pair at the same time , the higher pair wins the pot. In case two players have an equal high pair then the highest third card will determine the winner of the round.

10 ♥ 10 ♠ 2 ♣ A ♣ 7 ♥

High card

High card – an equal pair. The player with the highest pair wins. If two or more players have an equal high single card at the same time, then the second highest card wins, and so on. In this case, the 2 is the lowest and the ace the highest card.

A ♦ 10 ♠ K ♥ 3 ♣ 2 ♣