Traditional Ranking of Poker Hands (Texas Holdem, Omaha, Seven Card Stud).
The poker hands are ranked from strongest to worst in the following order:
Royal Flush. A Royal Flush contains the 5 highest cards of the same suit, the ten through the Ace.
Straight Flush. The five sequential cards all of the same suit. The higher Straight flush wins weaker straight flush. Royal Flush A: K: Q: J: 10 is top straight flush.
Four-of-kind. Four of a Kind contains the four cards of the same denomination. The fifth card in player’s combination is irrelevant.
Note: In community card games where players have the equal four of a kind, the bigger fifth card) (called the kicker) wins.
Full House. Full House consist of any three cards of the same index, plus any pair of other index.
In the event of two players with Full Houses: best three matching cards wins the pot. In communal poker games where gamblers have the same 3 matching cards, the best index of the two matching cards wins.
Straight. A straight is five cards of sequential rank of mixed suits. The Ace can count as both a high and a low card.
If there are 2 or more straights, the higher top card wins.
Three-of-a-Kind. 3 of a Kind contains three cards of the same value and 2 other unpaired cards.
Two Pair. Two pair contains two various pairs of cards of the identical index, plus 5th card.
One pair. A pair is is 2 cards of the equal index in a 5-card combination.
High Card. Hand with the card of the top index.
Lowball Ranking of Poker Hands.
The lowest poker hand can be defined in a few various methods.
Ace-to-Five Lowball Hand Ranks:
The highest hand possible is A;2;3;4;5, which is generally known as a "wheel". Aces are considered to be low cards, suits are irrelevant and straights and flushes do not count. The value of a five-card low poker combination starts with the high card.
This way of ranking low hands is used in traditional Hi/Lo poker games (Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud Hi/Lo), and in Razz.
Ace-to-Six Lowball Hand Rankings:
The best hand possible is A;2;3;4;6. Aces play as the weakest cards, and straights and flushes count as high hands. This type of ranking is applied in London Lowball.
The 2-7 hand rankings are the direct opposite of the standard high hand rankings system. The best hand is 2;3;4;6;7. Aces are high, and straights and flushes count against your hand at all. 2-7 Single Draw and 2-7 Triple Draw use the Deuce to Seven lowball rankings system for low combinations.
Lastly, Badugi uses a special hand rankings system.
A hand with four cards of various ranks and colours is referred to as a badugi. The perfect low hand therefore is A;2;3;4 all of various colours. But Badugi hand can contain 4, 3, 2 or just one card.