Poker Hands – What Are the Different Types?

In poker, depending on which variation you are playing, you have a hand dealt to you consistent of 5 cards. All use a consistent ranking system to rate which hand beats other hands which is used across the board in all poker games.

A strong hand is having a hand of all the same suits or having cards of all the same consecutive values. Here is a description of the names and the hands starting with the best hand first leading down to the not so good hands:

A Straight Flush: Is a hand of the same suit in consecutive order for example 6,7,8,9,10 of clubs.

Four Of A Kind: consists of four out of the five cards being the same number such as having all the 9s in the different suits.

Full House: this is a hand that has three and two and so three cards are the same i.e. three 10s all in different suits and two 8s in different suits.

Flush: is a hand that has five cards all of the same suit but not in consecutive order.

Straight: is having the cards in a consecutive order but not all of the same suit

Three Of A Kind: is a hand which consists of three cards the same such as three 2s all in different suits and the remaining two cards are random cards.

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