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Poker Hands

Poker Hands

Welcome to the New Poker poker guides! Here we are guiding you to a path full of fun, excitement and new friends ahead! So let’s get started!

At New Poker, we offer a range of game variations, which we’ll discuss later, but they all have a common foundation. Poker involves playing with a hand of 5 cards, ranked from highest to lowest. Before the game begins each player is dealt cards to form the best possible 5-card hand.

So the first step of how to play poker is identifying the cards and hands. Don’t worry, we will cover it all for you!

Rankings

card rankings

The cards are ranked like this (from the highest to the lowest): A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

1ST - RANK

2ND - RANK

3RD - RANK

4TH- RANK

5TH- RANK

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9TH- RANK

10TH- RANK

11TH- RANK

12TH- RANK

13TH- RANK

Rankings

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HAND rankings

The hands are ranked like this (from the best to the weakest):

ROYAL FLUSH

the highest of the hierarchy. 5 cards from the same suit that consists in the highest cards (A-K-Q-J-10).

Straight Flush

5 consecutive cards from the same suit, for example: 10-9-8-7-6, all of hearts.

Four of a Kind

also called 'quads' - 4 cards of the same number but it doesn’t have to come from the same suit, for example: 4 cards of A-A-A-A-5.

Full House

is made out of a ‘three of a kind’ with a pair, for example: J-J-J-10-10. They don’t have to be from the same suit.

Flush

5 non-consecutive cards all made from the same suit, for example: A-Q-6-3-2 all from spades.

Straight

5 consecutive cards that are not from the same suit, for example: 10-9-8-7-6 but from different suits.

Three of a Kind

3 cards of the same number/value, for example: Q-Q-Q-5-6.

Two Pair

like is written in the name, two pairs consists in two pairs (4 cards) of the same value, for example: 10-10-8-8-5. they can be from different suits.

One Pair

2 cards of the same value and can be from different suits, for example: A-A-10-7-3.

HIGH CARD

The highest card in the 5 cards, for example: K-6-5-3-2. The K is the highest card

NOTE

The highest beats the lowest, for example, a Flush beats: a Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, One Pair and High Card, but is beaten by: Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush and Royal Straight Flush.

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