The order of Poker Hands, from Highest to Lowest

Royal Flush

The high cards (A-K-Q-J-10) in one of the four suits.

Odds: 650,000 to 1.

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Straight Flush

Any sequence of five cards from the same suit (such as the 3-4-5-6-7 of hearts).

Odds: 75,000 to 1.

Four of a Kind

Four of any one card; the fifth card in the hand. If two players have four of a kind at the same time, the rank of the four cards determines the better hand. If two players have equal ranked quads, the rank of the fifth card determines who wins.

Odds: 4,150 to 1.

Full House

Three of a kind matched with a pair — for example, three 3s and two K’s. If two players both have a full house, the higher three of a kind determines the better hand.

Odds: 700 to 1.


Five cards of the same suit. When two players have flushes, the highest card in each flush determines the better hand; if the top cards are the same, you look at the second card, and so on.

Odds: 500 to 1.


Five cards of consecutive rank (in numerical sequence) in any suit.

Odds: 250 to 1.

Three of a Kind

Consists of three cards of the same numeric value, together with two unmatched cards. The higher-ranking three of a kind wins.

Odds: 47 to 1.

Two Pair

Two pairs with an unmatched fifth card. Ties are broken by the value of the top pair, followed by the value of the second pair, and finally by the spare card.

Odds: 20 to 1.

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One Pair

One pair with three unmatched cards is the second-lowest hand. The rank of the pair, followed by the unmatched cards, splits the tie.

Odds: 2 to 5.

High Card

 The top card in the hand determines the better collection. If two hands tie, such as two hands with ace-high, you move to the second card, and so on.

Odds: 1 to 1.

Now that you know the winning hands in poker, we recommend you read about Poker Strategies.