Poker Hand Rankings (Highest to Lowest)
Poker hands fall into one of 10 categories. The highest is a royal flush, followed by a straight flush, then four of a kind, a full house, a flush, a straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, and finally a high card. This is the same for all the main poker variations, including Texas Hold’em.
Download and print out our poker hands ranking chart, or save it to your phone. Keep this poker cheat sheet nearby when playing so that you always know the ranking of hands from best to worst.
Poker hands ranking chart
30,939 to 1
A Royal Flush is made out of 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, all of the same suit.
3,437.8 to 1
A Straight Flush is five cards in a row, all in the same suit.
594 to 1
A Four of a Kind is the same card in each of the four suits.
37.5 to 1
A Full House is a pair plus three of a kind in the same hand.
32.1 to 1
A Flush is five cards in the same suit, not in numerical order.
20.6 to 1
A Straight is five cards in numerical order, but not in the same suit.
19.7 to 1
Three of a Kind is three of one card and two non-paired cards.
3.26 to 1
Two Pair is two different pairings or sets of the same card in one hand.
1.28 to 1
One Pair is a pairing of the same card.
4.74 to 1
A High Card refers to a hand with no matching cards.
Understanding hand rankings is your first step on the road to becoming a winning poker player. Knowing the best hands will help you win more, beat your friends at home, and become a better player
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Ties and kickers
It's possible that the best hand at the table will be held by more than one player. In this case, the tie is broken using a ‘kicker’ – the next highest card in the hand.
For example, a player holding a pair of 9s with a King, 8 and 5, would beat a player with a pair of 9s alongside a Jack, 8 and 5. If kickers are also tied, the next highest card decides the winner, and if all cards are tied the pot is evenly split between the winning players.
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