Texas Hold’em is a staple in online casinos and live casinos. It is quite popular simply because it is easy to play and all you really need to factor in is the possible card combination you are going to come up with.
As is with other poker games, you will be given a set of cards and ultimately, you will have to craft your 5-card hand. The player with the best possible card combination wins it all.
Today, I want to highlight the different poker hand rankings in Texas Hold’em so that both beginners and professional players will be educated about this matter. Without further ado, let’s get started.
The best possible card combination in the game and also the rarest that can happen. If you have a royal flush, you are the definite winner as this card combination cannot be beaten by any others.
That being said, the royal flush happens if you have a king, queen, jack, ten, and an ace card of the same suit. For instance, if you have a king of spades, all of the other aforementioned cards should also be in spades as well.
The next powerful card combination is the straight flush. This happens when you have five consecutive cards of the same suit.
Four of a Kind
This card combination directly follows the straight flush in terms of ranking. The four of a kind is card combination where you will receive four cards of the same number (for instance, four ace cards) along with a kicker card. This card could be any card in the deck and if, in the rare case that another players has the same card combination, the one with the higher value kicker card wins the game.
The full house is a bit more common than the aforementioned card combinations and this happens when you receive three cards of the same rank coupled with two matching cards of the same rank as well.
In the event that another player also gets a full house, the one with the higher value 3-card suit wins the game.
The flush is simply a card combination where you get five same suit cards (regardless of the value). Of course, the player that has the higher value cards (in the event of the other player having a flush as well) wins.
The straight is a combination where you get some cards in sequence regardless of the suit. This means that you can get a 2 diamonds, 3 clubs, 4 spades, 5 diamonds, and 6 clubs as an example.
The Three of a Kind
Similar to the four of a kind but instead of four cards, you get three cards of the same suit plus two kicker cards.
The Two Pair
As the name implies, this is where you get two different pairs with two matching suits. The fifth card is the kicker.
The only thing you have to remember about this card combination is that you get a pair of cards with the same suit coupled with three unrelated side cards.
The weakest hand, this is where you do not get any of the aforementioned combinations at all.