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Poker Hand Rankings

Before you start playing a game of poker for real, you need to learn the poker hand rankings. Make yourself familiar with the poker hand rankings as most of the beginners make a mistake when the person thinks he/she has got the best winning hand, and they don’t.

To win in poker, the player has to make the best combination of 5 cards (a combination of 2 hole cards and 5 community cards). A player holding the best hand at a showdown or the player that makes the last uncalled bet is usually a winner. 

Don’t know if a flush beats a straight? Or quads are beaten by Royal flush? Refer to the hand rankings below for all the information you need to make the best combination of 5 cards. The ranking of cards has been defined from high to low. 

  • Royal Flush:

 royal flush poker

The best hand is the famous combination, formed by a Straight Flush that runs to the Ace, making it unbeatable and the rarest.

  • Straight Flush:

 straight flush poker

Straight flush is made up of five consecutive cards all from the same suit.

  • Four of a kind/ Quads:

 quads poker

When a player has all four cards of a given number, then it is called Four of a kind. It’s a very powerful hand.

  • Full House:

 full house poker

Full House is called when a player has three-of-a-kind and a pair in the same hand.

  • Flush:

 flush poker

When all five cards in a hand are of the same suit, it is a flush. If two players have a flush then the person with the highest card of that suit wins.

  • Straight:

 straight poker

Five-card hand with a running sequence of cards regardless of the suit is called straight. The straight of the higher card wins when two players have straights.

  • Three of a kind:

 three of a kind poker

Three cards of any rank, matched with two cards that are not a pair.

  • Two pair:

 two pair poker

Two pair is a hand that contains two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank and one card of a third rank

  • Pair:

 pair poker

When a player has two cards of the same number,, a pair is formed.

  • High card:

 high card poker

When no combination is made, then a player's hand is valued at the highest single card. If two of the players have the same high card, then the second-highest card would break the tie.

Can’t remember all the hand rankings? No problem! Now, customize and download your personalized hand-ranking cards

Gone are the days when you were stuck with pre-designed hand-ranking cards. It’s time to move on. Create your own hand-ranking cards, with multiple designs available on 9stacks and play poker. This is the first of its kind among any poker site, and we promise we shall keep coming with more such innovations, just to have you playing poker with much enthusiasm and fervor. 

Create your own designs in three simple steps and make this Diwali more graphic, more colorful, more personalized and more poker-some! 

How to create your personalized hand-ranking cards?

  1. Go to Hand Rankings page.
  2. Choose from the various designs available to you:
  3. Choose the background.
  4. Choose the heading.
  5. Choose the card sets.
  6. Download your design.

Of course, the most pertinent step comes now. PLAY POKER!



Shikha Tripathi

A social media strategist and an avid poker enthusiast, she loves taking risks and so is naturally aggressive on the poker table.