Poker combinations

Poker hands are the most important part of the poker game. It is the value of the hands that determines who wins and who has to accept defeat. So, in order to win, you need to be familiar with the poker hands and the strength of the hands that can determine your winnings.

Poker hands are the most important part of the game, so you need to remember them very well or risk losing embarrassingly.

It is not difficult to remember the 10 combinations, as they are quite logically arranged - the higher the probability of a combination, the weaker it is, and vice versa - the lower the probability, the stronger it is.

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1) Royal flush - royal colour

Royal colour (royal flush) is what every poker player dreams of - an unbeatable hand. This title is awarded to a straight of one type (e.g. all spades or all hearts) from a ten to an ace (10, J, Q, K, A).

The chances of getting a hand like this are very slim, so don't be surprised to see various tournaments or online poker rooms offering various jackpots and other prizes for this combination.

2) Straight flush - row and colour

This is a very similar hand to the Royal suit, but it can be any rank and suit, that is, from three of a kind to seven of a kind, or from nine of a kind to a King, but it is important that it is the same kind (clubs, hearts...)

Get a colour and a series of chances more than a royal colour. Higher order wins, so if, for example, the community cards face up are Clubs 5, 6 and 7, and you have 8 and 9, you will win against a competitor who is happy to have Clubs 3 and 4.


3) Four of a kind - four of a kind

The name of the hand gives it away - you must have four of a kind, and the fifth card can be anything. For example, you can have 4 Aces and a Deuce - a very strong hand. Again, it is possible for two people to have 4 of a kind (although this is very rare), so whoever has the higher four will win (four Aces will win against four Kings etc.)

Also, it may happen that more than one player has four of a kind (the same, e.g. all aces), in which case the player whose fifth card is higher wins. For example, all four of a kind are face up on the table as community cards, the fifth card is a four of a kind, and three players play.

The highest card, such as a queen, will be the winner, while the highest card in other hands is a seven and a five.


4) Full house

A full house or full house is a situation where there are three cards of the same rank plus a pair.

Three aces and two kings is the strongest full house, beating other full houses such as three kings and two aces.

5) Flush - colour

A suit is not all black or all red, it is one type of five cards, for example five hearts.

If several players have five cards of the same type, the player with the highest card wins.

Note that the highest card wins, and if the highest card is the same, the second highest card wins, etc.

6) Straigth - queue

A row is a row of five cards in a row. A row can be A to 5, 2 to 6 and so on until it reaches 10 to Ace.

The higher the queue, the stronger it is and the more it overcomes the other queues. A simple row can be a sequence of any consecutive cards, regardless of their type (whether 3 spades and 2 hearts or 4 hearts and a club makes no difference).

7) Three of a kind - three of a kind

Three of a kind are three cards of the same rank and two cards of any rank that are not paired together. If they were also a pair, there would be a full trove (see above). So it could be 10, 10, 10, 2 and 5 or any other similar combination.

The higher the three of a kind, the stronger the hand, which is the case if two or more players have three of a kind. If the three of a kind are of equal value between players, the additional two cards become relevant.

The hand with the higher additional card wins.

8) Two pair

Two pairs are four cards that form two separate pairs (two cards of the same rank) and a fifth card of any rank.

For example, two tens and two kings and a queen. If two or more players have two pairs, the winner is the player holding the higher pair.

If the higher pair is equal, the winner is the one with the higher second pair.

If the second pair is the same, the player whose fifth card is higher wins.

9) Pair

A pair is two cards of the same rank. The higher the pair, the stronger it is: a pair of Kings will beat a pair of 10s, etc.

If the players have a pair of the same rank, the winner is the player holding the higher non-pair card.

If it is the same, the next card in value is taken for comparison, and so on.


10) High card - the highest card

If players fail to make any poker hand, the player with the highest card wins.

If the top card is the same, the second card is taken, and so on, until a winner is determined.


As we said at the beginning, the above combinations beat every combination below and lose to every combination above.

If you want to take the next steps in your poker career, read about poker rules, and poker terms.