Winning Poker hands

In Poker like other casino games such as Blackjack, in order to earn some money you need to have a winning hand. What does it mean? it means that your cards are ranked higher than your opponent.

Here below are the following cards you should have when you play poker in order to win.

• Royal Flush- Five card sequence from 10 to the Ace in the same suit (10,J,Q,K,A)
• Straight Flush – Any five card sequence in the same suit. (for example- 8, 9, 10, J, Q and A, 2,3,4,5 of same suit). Ranking between straights is determined by the value of the high end of the straight.
• Four of a Kind – All four cards of the same index such as; J, J, J, J.
• Full House-Three of a kind combined with a pair like A, A, A, 5, 5. Ties on a full house are broken by the three of a kind, as you cannot have two equal sets of three of a kind in any single deck when you play poker.
• Flush- Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence. The high card determines the winner if two or more people have a flush.
• Straight – Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit. A straight cannot wrap, meaning it is not a straight if you have a Queen, King, Ace, Two and a Three.
• Three of a Kind -Three cards of the same value. The highest set of three cards wins.
• Two Pair-Two separate pairs like 4, 4, Q, Q. As usual the pair with the higher value is used to determine the winner of a tie. Pair-One pair of two equal value cards constitutes a pair.
• High Card-If no one, when he plays poker, has any of the above winning hands, the tie is determined by the highest value card in the hand. If the highest cards are a tie then the tie is broken by the second highest card.