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Poker Hand Rankings

Below are the rankings of poker hands from strongest to weakest. A poker hands must use only 5 cards. The deck consists of 52 cards, which are broken down into 4 suits; Spades, Hearts, Clubs and Diamonds, each containing 13 ranks; Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

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Royal Flush Ace of Spades King of Spades Queen of Spades Jack of Spades Ten of Spades The strongest possible poker hand consisting of Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten, all of the same suit.
Straight Flush 9 of Hearts 8 of Hearts 7 of Hearts 6 of Hearts 5 of Hearts 5 cards in sequence, all of the same suit.
Four of a Kind Ten of Spades Ten of Clubs Ten of Hearts Ten of Diamonds 5 of Clubs Any four cards of the same rank.
Full House King of Spades King of Hearts King of Clubs Deuce of Spades Deuce of Diamonds Any three cards of the same rank together with any two cards of the same rank. The example shows "Kings full of Deuces", 3 Kings and 2 Deuces(a two in poker is called a deuce). Full Houses are pronounced "3 of rank" full of "2 of rank", an example is 3 Jacks and 2 7's which would be called, "Jacks full of Sevens".
Flush Ace of Diamonds 9 of Diamonds 7 of Diamonds 4 of Diamonds 3 of Diamonds Any five cards of the same suit which are not consecutive. The highest card of the flush determines it's strength and the suit is irrelevant. In this example the Ace is the highest card. This hand would be announced as "an Ace high flush".
Straight Jack of Clubs Ten of Clubs 9 of Hearts 8 of Diamonds 7 of Spades Any five consecutive cards of different suits. The ace can count as either a high or a low card.
Three of a Kind Queen of Spades Queen of Hearts Queen of Clubs 3 of Diamonds Deuce of Spades Any three cards of the same rank. The example show three Queens the two remaining cards only apply if there is a tie, in which the next highest card would win.
Two Pair Ace of Spades Ace of Hearts 7 of Clubs 7 of Diamonds Queen of Hearts Any two cards of the same rank along with another two cards of the same rank. The example shows, Aces and Sevens. You always announce the highest pair 1st followed by the second pair.
One Pair Jack of Spades Jack of Hearts 8 of Clubs 5 of Diamonds 3 of Hearts Any two cards of the same rank. The example shows a pair of Jacks.
High Card Ace of Spades Jack of Hearts 8 of Clubs 6 of Diamonds 4 of Hearts Any hand that does not make up any of the above mentioned hands. You would call this hand in the example as "Ace High", announcing the highest card of the bunch.

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