Do you want to know what in poker beats what? Use the official poker hand rankings chart to see which hands are the best and which are the worst!
Whether you play live at your local casino or card room, at home with an app like ClubGG, or online at sites like PokerStars, 888Poker, or partypoker, you must learn the order of poker hands from best to worst.
Use the list of poker hands below to determine which hands beat which in poker.
Today, memorize this poker hands ranking list and print it if necessary (there’s a print button at the bottom). Knowing the correct poker hand rank is essential for beginning to make winning poker hands.
Best to Worst Poker Hands
|*1. Royal Flush*||*10**J**Q**K**A*||The best possible hand in Texas hold’em is the combination of ten, jack,|
queen, king, ace, all of the same suit
|*2. Straight Flush*||*5**6**7**8**9*||Five cards of the same suit in sequential order|
|*3. Four of a kind*||*3**3**3**3**K*||Any four numerically matching cards|
|*4. Full house*||*J**J**J**K**K*||Combination of three of a kind and a pair in the same hand|
|*5. Flush*||*2**4**5**9**K*||Five cards of the same suit, in any order|
|*6. Straight*||*A**2**3**4**5*||Five cards of any suit, in sequential order|
|*7. Three of a kind*||*7**7**7**4**5*||Any three numerically matching cards|
|*8. Two pair*||*9**9**K**K**4*||Two different pairs in the same hand|
|*9. One pair*||*10**10**3**Q**K*||Any two numerically matching cards|
|*10. High card*||*K**2**4**8**Q*||The highest ranked card in your hand with an ace being the highest and two|
being the lowest
In Poker, do you know what beats what?
Many people consider poker to be a less risky gambling game than other casino games. To achieve this, players must improve their understanding of game play and the strategy required to be a successful player.
The first step in learning how to play poker is to become familiar with the poker hand rankings.
Most poker players memorize these rankings, allowing them to think about other things at the table when deciding how to play their hands.
The good news is that these hand rankings tend to be consistent across a wide range of poker variants, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, seven-card stud, and others.
All of those games use the same traditional poker hand rankings that were developed in the nineteenth century when five-card draw was first played.
This page contains a complete list of poker hand rankings, beginning with the highest possible hand (the Royal Flush) and ending with the lowest hand (no pair among the five cards).
In poker, hand rankings correspond to the likelihood of making such hands.
A royal flush, which consists of all ten cards of the same suit, is extremely rare — in fact, some players go their entire lives without making a royal flush.
A straight flush with any five consecutive cards of the same suit is slightly less common, four of a kind is slightly more common, and so on.
It is worth noting that a full house is ranked higher than a flush.
Because a full house occurs slightly less frequently than a flush, it is the higher-ranked hand of the two.
Further reading for beginners:
Poker Tips: A collection of tips designed to help beginners improve their game from “meh” to “amazing.”
Texas Hold’em Strategy: a comprehensive guide to read as soon as you begin to remember what beats what in poker.
The only article you need to read to learn how to use your cards to their full potential is the poker starting hands chart.