Why use the term royal flush and not end it at straight flush for best hand??

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mp3player

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As a newbie you have to see which type of hand ranks better i just don't know why they would add another term called royal flush... Which is unnecessary why can't they just end it at straight flush (who ever has higher flush wins).
Now that i know how to play it's ok but starting of as a newbie this chart below can be intimidating to remember which was why they should have ended at straight flush.

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SopianaeExtra

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I wondered that myself. It makes no difference whether to call it this or that, it's just the strongest Straight Flush there can be. Giving it a special term is simply redundant and confusing.
 
Nafor

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Hi mp3player,

Royal flush is simply a name/term/label for that hand. You are absolutely right that who ever has the highest straight flush is the winner, and when we are at the table we can all see what is happening.

But having different labels is easier when we talk about things later on. And when someone says that he had a royal flush we all know to what he is referring to.

Who ever came up with that name I do not know...
 
pocketace222

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It's gives it a deeper meaning and as you can actually have a straight flush be beat by the royal flush, rare as ever but I've had one card to a straight flush lose to one card to a higher straight flush so this happens everyday somewhere
 
Papadejro

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It's more efficient.
You can just tell "I had royal flush" instead " I had a Ace to ten straight flush".
And it sounds cooler :)
 
skalibur

skalibur

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it's not very dificult

I don't see much difficulty in this chart since when I started because royal is from 10 to A of the same suit and straight flush h are sequences that go from any sequence of the same suit
 
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pockerman

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It’s just a name for easy to understand. As example: I have a car. It’s average, but when you say I have Bentley… from one side it gives same info as previous sentence, but from other side it give direct info.
 
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alien666dj

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Ranking in poker is only for evaluating the strength of a hand at showdown.
 
skavenger

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is a historical term, just to gratify those who manage to form a difficult hand, even more difficult.
 
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