POKER HAND RANKINGS
As you have enlightened your knowledge about how to play Texas Hold’em poker, the five-card combination is determined to be the best based on the hand ranking. To fathom the hand ranking better we have fabricated a few frequently asked questions (FAQ) from which you can understand the hand ranking with live game scenarios.
So let’s learn about the hand ranking ( highest to the lowest rank):
All the same suit
Any sequence but all the same suit
Four of a Kind
Four cards with the same value
Three of kind and pair
All the same suit
A basic sequence
Three of a kind
Three cards with the same value
Whatever your highest card
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
Qn: Straight or flush, which is a better hand?
Ans: 5 cards of the same suit are called the “flush” which is ranked higher than the “straight” which is 5 cards in a sequence. This is one of the most common confusion that rises among the new players.
Qn: What if two players in the table form the same pair of combinations?
Ans: In such scenarios, the pot money is equally divided between the winners. This happens only if the players have the same pair of hands or else even a single high card could change the winner.
Qn: What happens if two players form a straight hand each?
Ans: In poker, the straight’s are usually represented in higher cards like straight–to- ten (10♥, 9♠, 8♠, 7♦, 6♥) so the player forming the higher card wins the game.
For example: let us take two players A and B, say player A has two hole cards of 9♥, 10♠ and player B has hole cards of 4♠, 5♦ while the cards on the community cards are 5♥, 6♣, 7♦, 8♠, 9♦. In this case, player A (6♣, 7♦, 8♠, 9♥, 10♠) wins over player B (4♠, 5♦, 6♣, 7♦, 8♠) because player A has higher cards when compared to player B.
Qn: What happens if two players form a Full House each?
Ans: Texas Hold’em is a game of high cards hence the higher cards are always considered for the win. So the player with the higher card wins the pot in such scenarios.
For example: say, player A has two hole cards of K♥, K♣ and player B has hole cards of K♠, 10♦ while the cards on the community cards are K♦, 2♣, 10♥, 8, 10♣. In such scenarios, the player A with a card combination of (K♥, K♣, K♦, 10♥, 10♣) wins over the player B with a card combination of (k♠, k♦, 10♦, 10♥, 10♣) because the player A has the highest-ranking hole cards.
Qn: What happens if nobody forms any combination of cards?
Ans: In the game of poker when no player forms any combination of cards the highest-ranking card wins the pot.
For example: Say, player A has A♥, 10♦ and player B has K♣, J♥ while the community cards show the community cards of 8♣, 4♠, 2♦, 5♦, 9♥. Player A wins the pot as player A forms A♥, 10♦, 9♥, 8♣, 5♦, and player B forms K♣, J♥, 9♥, 8♣, 5♦ where A is the highest-ranking card.
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