Basic Poker Rules – Poker Hand Graduation

For those who do not know the basics, here are the ways the hands and cards line up in poker.

Number of cards in the deck: 52.

Number of games: 4 (hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs)

number of cards in each game: 13 (in order of rank,

number of cards in a poker hand 5 ( Even in games where you are dealt more than 5 cards, counting only 5 cards as your poker hand.)

Row of poker hands from highest to lowest:

1.Royal Flush; , Queen, cat, ten, all the same game.)

2.Straight flush; (5 cards in order of the same suit.

Down for explanation of in order) (lower right graduation is flush wheel-flush, ace, 2, 3, 4, 5. 5 is considered top card, not ace.) If two players have a straight flush, the one with the highest top card wins.)

3.Four of a kind; 4 kings, queens or other cards. (Of course the higher ranked 4 of a kind wins, for example 4 kings beat 4 queens)

4.Full house; This consists of 3 of a kind, (see below) and a pair all in one hand. (Example: you have 3 fours and 2 kings.That would be fours over kings, while having 3 kings and 2 fours would be kings over fours.) (If 2 players each have a full house, three- Of-a-good hand wins. Example: you have 3 eights and two ace, His opponent has 3 nines and 2 two. Your opponent wins.

Her nines beat her . of any line, but all the same game. (If 2 players each have a blush, the blush with the highest top card wins, if that’s a tie, then whoever has the second highest wins of the card, if that’s a tie, you compare third, Fourth, fifth card, etc.)

6.Right; 5 cards in order. If you have 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, have 8 high straight and win.)

7.Three of a kind; (Travel) 3 equal cards line up. (Example: 3 sevens, 3 eights, 3 kings.) If 2 players have 3-of-a-kind, the highest ranking cards win

8.Two pairs; One pair is 2 cards in the same row. 2 pairs means you have 2 sets of 2 cards of the same rank.

(If 2 players each have 2 pairs, the player with the highest top pair wins.) Kings and two would beat queens and

9.Peer: 2 equal rank cards. (If 2 players each have a pair, the If 2 players each have the exact same pair, then out of the 3 remaining cards in your hand the highest card is your “kicker.” The highest kicker wins. Tied, you go to the next highest kicker, to

10.High card; Where no one has a pair or above, you compare the hands like this.The highest card of your hand against the highest card of opponents hands. That’s a loop, Then you compare the next highest card, then the next if it is still tied and so on. (The king, queen, 10, 6, 2, would beat king, queen, 10, 5, 4. It would have been a tie until the fourth card compared and the first hand has 6 to his opponent 5.)


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