Hand ranking in Poker

In a pair to pair “fight” the hand with the higher pair wins. If the pair is the same at both hands than the highest card in the hand will settle the bet. The same goes for two sets of pairs.

Up in the ranking comes a hand with three cards which have the same value like 8-8-8. This set is known also as a “Set” or a “Trip”. The example mentioned before can be names “Set of Eights”.

Next there’s the Straight. A straight is 3-4-5-6-7 or A-2-3-4-5. Take notice that the Ace card can be identified as a “1” value card and also as an “Ace” which follows the King card. A straight will overpower “Set” of any kind.

A “Flush” will defeat a Straight. A flush is a combination of five cards with the same “suit”, meaning they all belong to the same group out of the four groups in the card deck, like “Heart”.

A Full House is a pair and a three, after this there is four of a kind followed by a straight flush and eventually, the highest of hands – The Royal Flush. A Royal flush is made from the combination of 10-J-Q-K-A of the same “suit”. If you’re lucky enough this hand will one day pop out of the blue.

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