Gambling: Hands in Poker

Poker is a card game which is played mostly for the gambling purpose. Ranks of different hands decide the probability of winning. Let’s know each hand and their rank.

High card

When all the five cards do not show any special order, the card with the highest values decides the rank of the hands. This is the lowest hand which is in the 10th position. High cards are also used when tie occurs and both the players have same flush, pair and straight.


In this hand, there is one pair of the same value card from a different suite. For example, the pair of kings. If the values are same due to same card then the players go for their next card and so on.

Double pair

In this hand, there are two pairs of different values. For example, one pair of fives and one pair of jacks. A 5th card is included in it. The highest pairs are being calculated in case same pair appearance.

Triple or three of a kind

The rank of this hand is above high card and pair. In this hand, there are three cards of the same value from the different suits.


In this hand, all the five cards are in a special order in consecutive value but from different suits. For example, 2,3,4,5 and 6 from different suit.


In this hand, all the five cards will be from the same suit but no straightness would be there.

Full house

This kind of hand consists of one pair and one set of three of a kind. For example, one pair of kings and three tens.

Four of a kind

This is one of the rarest hands. In this hand, there are four cards of the same value from all suits. For example, all aces of any deck.

Straight flush

In this kind of hand, all the five cards will be from the same house and they will also be in order. For example, 4,5,6,7 and 8 of the club.

Royal Flush

This is the highest rank. In this rank, all five cards will be ace, King, Queen, Jack, and ten from the same suit.

The game is going on for a long time. Poker was being designed with very perfection. This game of fortune is very popular due to its easy rules. If you understand the rules, mentioned above then it is easy for you to win.

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