Know the Types of Poker Hands to Help You Win Your Next Poker Game

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5 Jul

Know the Types of Poker Hands to Help You Win Your Next Poker Game

Poker is a great card game to play while chilling out with friends and cold drinks to past the time. If you’re only beginning to learn the basics of Poker, we have posted simple advice to push your luck on how to win at poker. But if you want to learn more in-depth information to hone your poker skills, take a look at the different types of poker hands.

Types of Poker Hands

The list of poker hands below is ranked from highest to lowest.

Royal Flush

Ace, king, queen, jack and ten of a suit. A royal flush cannot be beaten by any other hand.

Straight Flush

Five cards in a sequence, all in the same suit, like 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of spades.

Five of a Kind

One of the highest hand where one of the cards is a wild card, like a joker, two one-eyed jacks, or four deuces. An example would be four 10s and a wild card or two queens and three wild cards.

Four of a Kind

All four cards of the same rank with one different card.

Full House

Three of a kind cards that has the same rank and two matching cards that are different. For example, 3 Queens and a pair of 9s.


Any five cards of the same suit but not in a sequence, such as 2, 5, 9, 7, Jack of spades.


Five cards in a sequence but not of the same suit. One example is 5 of hearts, 6 of clubs, 7 of diamond, 8 of spades, and 9 of diamond.

Three of a Kind

Three cards of the same rank with a two cards of different ranks. For example, 3 King, an 8, and a 5.

Two Pair

Two different pairs of card with the same rank and one card with a different rank (8, 8, 4, 4, 2)


Two cards of the same rank with the rest of the cards having a different rank.

High Card

When you don’t have any of the poker hands mentioned, the highest card is your biggest bet. For example, you have a hand of 6, 2, 9, 4, and ace, the ace card is your highest card.

Knowing the type of poker hands you have when you play can help you decide whether to call, raise, or fold. If you want to enjoy a good game of poker at a place with great ambiance, then visit us at Windsor Tavern! We’re located at 2nd Floor, Humana Wellness Center, Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road, Barangay Don Jose, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna!

Remalyn Estuesta
Remalyn Estuesta

Remalyn Estuesta writes content for blogs and social media of Innov8tive Design and Development's clients. When she's not working, she's either reading YA novels, writing short proses, or playing video games.

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