Compare Poker HandsIf you’re new to the game, it can be tough to tell which poker hand beats another, Does a flush beat a straight? What about a full house? And just what would a three of a kind beat?
Poker Hand Rankings List
- Royal Flush - A, K, Q, J, 10 - all of the same suit.*
- Straight Flush - Any sequence of five cards that are in the same suit.
- Four of a Kind - Any four cards of the same rank. If two players share the poker hand with the same four of a kind, whoever has the highest-ranking fifth card will take the pot.
- Full House - Any three cards of the same rank, plus any two cards of the same rank. For instance, poker hands with three aces and two queens are a full house - as are hands with three threes and two jacks. If more than one player has a full house, the player with the highest-ranking cards would win.
- Flush - Any five non-consecutive cards of the same suit, the highest card of the five determines the rank of the flush.
- Straight - Any five consecutive cards of any suit. In this poker hand, aces can count as either a high card or a low card.
- Three of a Kind - Three cards of the same rank, in any combination of suits.
- Two Pair - Any two cards of the same rank combined with two additional cards of the same rank.
- One Pair - Two cards of the same rank, in any combination of suits.
- High Card - No two cards of the same rank.
*In poker all suits are ranked equally.