Poker Hand Rankings

Learning how to deal poker at a Las Vegas dealer school begins with learning the hand rankings. Commit the chart below to memory and then learning how to deal poker in all of its variations will come easily.

Royal Flush 01 Poker Hand Rankings 02 Poker Hand Rankings 03 Poker Hand Rankings 04 Poker Hand Rankings 05 Poker Hand Rankings A straight from a ten to an ace with all five cards of the same suit. (In poker all suits are ranked equally.)
Straight Flush 79 Poker Hand Rankings 78 Poker Hand Rankings 77 Poker Hand Rankings 76 Poker Hand Rankings 75 Poker Hand Rankings Any straight with five cards of the same suit.
Four of a Kind 01 Poker Hand Rankings 98 Poker Hand Rankings 87 Poker Hand Rankings 83 Poker Hand Rankings 02 Poker Hand Rankings Any four cards of the same rank. If two players share the same Four of a Kind, the biggest fifth card (known as the kicker) determines who wins the pot.
Full House 01 Poker Hand Rankings 98 Poker Hand Rankings 87 Poker Hand Rankings 96 Poker Hand Rankings 97 Poker Hand Rankings A three of a kind with a pair.  This example shows “Aces full of Kings” and it is a bigger full house than “Kings full of Aces.”
Flush 98 Poker Hand Rankings 92 Poker Hand Rankings 53 Poker Hand Rankings 52 Poker Hand Rankings 51 Poker Hand Rankings Any five cards of the same suit (not consecutive). The highest card determines the rank of the flush.
Straight 75 Poker Hand Rankings 61 Poker Hand Rankings 62 Poker Hand Rankings 63 Poker Hand Rankings 04 Poker Hand Rankings Five consecutive cards of different suits. Aces can be high or low. This example shows a five-high straight, the lowest possible straight.
Three of a Kind 04 Poker Hand Rankings 98 Poker Hand Rankings 87 Poker Hand Rankings 97 Poker Hand Rankings 79 Poker Hand Rankings Any three cards of the same rank.
Two Pair 04 Poker Hand Rankings 98 Poker Hand Rankings 88 Poker Hand Rankings 96 Poker Hand Rankings 91 Poker Hand Rankings Two pairs together – the highest pair determines the rank.  (The hand A-A-3-3-7 is higher than K-K-Q-Q-J.)
One Pair 04 Poker Hand Rankings 98 Poker Hand Rankings 02 Poker Hand Rankings 91 Poker Hand Rankings 89 Poker Hand Rankings Any two cards of the same rank.
High Card 01 Poker Hand Rankings 97 Poker Hand Rankings 95 Poker Hand Rankings 93 Poker Hand Rankings 92 Poker Hand Rankings Any hand not in the above-mentioned hands. This example is the best possible high-card hand.