Poker Hand Ranking

This list ranks all the valid five card poker hands and describes how to separate two hands that are equally strong.

Royal flush

Royal flush is an ace high straight flush. It is the best poker hand there is. All suits are equally high.

Straight flush

If two players have straight flush, the one with highest card wins.

Four of a kind

If two players have the same four of a kind, the one with the highest side card wins.

Full house

If two players have a full house, the one with the highest three of a kind wins.

Flush

If two players have a flush, the one with highest card wins.

Straight

If two players have the same straight, they split the pot.

Three of a kind

If two players have the same three of a kind, the one with the highest side card wins.

Two pair

If two players have the same two pair, the one with the highest side card wins.

Pair

If two players have the same pair, the one with the highest side card wins.

High card

If no player has one of the hands above, the one with the highest card wins. If two players have the same highest card, the second highest cards are compared, and so on.