Standard Ranking of Poker Hands (Texas Holdem, Omaha Holdem, Seven Card Stud).
The poker combinations are ranked from best to weakest in the following order:
Royal Flush.A Royal Flush contains the five top cards of the same suit, the ten through the Ace.
Straight Flush. 5 sequential cards all of the same suit. The stronger Straight flush beats lower straight flush. Royal Flush A-K-Q-J-10 is best straight flush.
Four-of-kind. Four-of-kind is the four cards of the equal rank. The 5th card in your hand is irrelevant.
Note: In community card games where gamblers have the same four-of-kind, the highest 5th card) (known as the kicker) wins.
Full House. Full House contains any three cards of the equal value and any pair of other index.
In the instance of two opponents with Full Houses: highest three matching cards wins the prize pool. In community card games where players have the identical 3 matching cards, the best rank pair wins.
Straight. A straight consist of 5 cards in straight position of any suits. The Ace may be usedas both a high and a low card. In the case there are 2 or more straights, the better top card wins.
3 of a Kind. Three-of-a-Kind is any cards of the equal rank in a five-card poker combination.
Two Pair. Two pair is 2 separate pairs of cards of the equal denomination in a 5-card poker hand.
Pair. A pair is any 2 cards of the identical rank in a 5-card hand.
No pair. Hand with the card of the strongest value.
Lowball Ranking of Poker Hands.
The lowest hand can be ranked in a few different ways.
Ace-to-Five Lowball Hand Rankings:
The best poker combination is A-2-3-4-5, which is commonly known as a "wheel". Aces are always considered to be low (best) cards, suits are no relevance and straights and flushes are ignored. The index of a 5-card low combination begins with the high card.
This method of ranking low poker hands is used in standard Hi/Lo poker games (Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud Hi/Lo), as well as in Razz.
Ace-to-Six Lowball Hand Rankings:
The best poker combination possible is A-2-3-4-6. Aces play as the worst cards, and straights and flushes count as strong poker combinations. This variant of ranking is used in London Lowball.
The deuce to seven hand ranks are thought to be the direct opposite of the regular high hand rankings. The strongest hand is 2-3-4-6-7. Aces are high, and straights and flushes count. 2-7 Single Draw and 2-7 Triple Draw are the most favorite form of 2-7 lowball games around.
Finally, Badugi applies a special ranking of hands.
A hand with 4 cards of different values and suits is known as a badugi. The best possible low Badugi combination therefore is A-2-3-4 all unsuited. Although Badugi combination can consist of 4, 3, 2 or even just single card.