Poker Hand Rankings

Not quite sure what hand you have? Did you fold that flush? Fear no more, Sky Poker School is here to help you master the basics! 

In No Limit Hold'em poker, players are looking to make the best five card poker hand from the seven at their disposal. The two 'hole cards' dealt to them by the dealer, and the five placed face up known as 'community cards.' Use our hand rankings chart to learn the strength of the hands and the order in which they come. Our very own Sky Poker TV presenters James Hartigan and Tony Kendall explain a little further in the hand rankings video below. 

Once you think you know your flushes from your full houses, head to the 'Poker Tips' page to learn what 'hole cards' are the best to start with pre-flop.

Hand Rankings Chart

Royal Flush

Royal Flush

 

Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 in the same suit. 

Straight Flush

Straight Flush

 

Any five cards in sequence, but also of the same suit. 

Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind

 

Four cards of the same denomination, with any fifth card.

Full House

Full House

 

Three cards the same with another two cards the same.

Flush

Flush

 

Any five cards all of the same suit. The player with the highest value card in their flush is the winner.

Straight

Straight

 

Five cards in sequence of any suit.

Three of a kind

Three of a kind

 

Three matched cards and two unmatched cards.

Two Pairs

Two Pairs

 

Two sets of matched cards and any fifth card.

A Pair

A Pair

 

Two matched cards and three unmatched cards.

High Card

High Card

 

The highest card when none of the above hands are shown.

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