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Hand Rankings

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The winning hand is determined by seeing which hand has the best combination of cards, using a combination of "pocket" cards and "community" cards. The combinations are listed here from best to weakest hand. Each combination is illustrated by an example, where the following abbreviations are used: C - clubs, D - diamonds, H - hearts, S - spades; J - Jack, Q - Queen, K - King, A - Ace.

Royal Flush

Royal Flush
Five cards in sequence of the same suit, ace high.
Example: 10s, Js, Qs, Ks, As

Straight Flush

Straight Flush
Five cards in sequence of the same suit.
Example: 7d, 8d, 9d, 10d, Jd

Four Of a Kind

Four of a Kind
Four cards of the same value. Suit is irrelevant.
Example: Jc, Jd, Jh, Js

Full House

Full House
Three cards of one value together with two cards of another value. When more than one full house is competing, the one with the highest ranking group of three wins.
Example: Qh, Qs, Kd, Kc, Kh

Flush

Flush
Five cards of the same suit. When more than one flush is competing, the one with the highest card wins.
Example: As, 5s, 7s, 9s, Js

Straight

Straight
Five cards in sequence. When more than one straight is competing, the one with the highest card wins. An ace can be taken as either high or low (but not both high and low in the same hand).
Example: 8, 9, 10, J, Q; suit is irrelevant.

Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same value.
Example: Kh, Kd, Kc

Two Pair

Two Pair
Any two cards of one value together with two cards of another value. When more than one hand has two pairs of the same rank, the hand with the highest card outside the paired cards wins.
Example: Jc, Jh, Qs, Qd

Poker hand rankings - One Pair

One Pair
Two cards of the same value. In case two hands have pairs, the highest pair wins. When more than one hand has a pair of the same rank, the hand with the highest card outside the pair wins.
Example: 10c, 10s

Highest Card

Highest Card
When players have none of the above, the hand with the highest card wins.