A Complete Guide About Different Types of Poker Hands

Poker has a rich history. It’s one of the oldest games in existence, and it’s also one of the most popular. It appeals to both casual and serious players alike, and many people play poker for entertainment and money.

The best poker hands are those that contain the highest possible combination of cards: a pair, three of a kind (three cards of the same rank), and two pairs (two cards of two different ranks)

This article contains a complete list of all of the potential poker hands, which you can also learn more about ranking of poker hands on the GetMega blog.

 Given below, are the different types of poker hands:

Royal Flush

The Royal Flush is a hand consisting of five cards of the same suit. It is the highest-ranking hand in poker, and it is the only hand in poker that can be made up of anything other than hands of five cards — such as four cards or two cards and one card.

Poker hand for Royal Flush

The first four cards are all of the same suits. The fifth card is also in that suit. For example, if you have three spades and a club, your hand is made up of three spades, two spades and a club, which can be broken down into the given equation: (spade + spade + spade) or (spade + 2spade) or (spade + 3spade).

The Royal Flush has been featured on the cover of every edition of “Poker Player’s Magazine” since 1971, when Poker Player’s Magazine first awarded it to Johnny Moss as the best poker hand

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Straight Flush

Any five cards in the same suit with consecutive values that aren’t a royal flush are known as a straight flush. 

For example, an ace-high straight flush (also known as Broadway) is better than a king-high straight flush. The best straight Flush available is ace-high, but there are lower straight flushes that can win the pot depending on your opponent’s holdings.

Poker hand for Straight Flush

For example, your hand is likely to win if you have a king-high straight and your opponent has a jack-high straight.


In poker, a four of a kind is made up of four identical cards. This hand is also known as Quads. For example, 4-4-4-4-J is a four of a kind. The highest-ranked four of a kind hand is Aces, while the lowest-ranked four of a kind hand is 2s. If two or more players had the same hand, the person with the highest hand would win. 

The difference between the hands in this category is based on the rank of the cards. If two players have the same Four-of-a-Kind, the highest fifth card in each hand determines the winner.

Full House

A full house consists of three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank.

Poker hand for Full house

A hand consisting of three 8s and two 3s would be considered a full house. If two or more players have the same full house, the player with the higher ranking three cards wins the pot.


A flush consists of five non-identical cards in the same suit. Getting a flush isn’t all that difficult, but it still takes some skill and luck if you want to win with one.

Poker hand for Flush

For example, if your poker hand consisted of an Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 9 in diamonds, you would have a flush. The player with the highest card in their hand wins this type of game.


A three-of-a-kind is made up of three cards of the same rank, just as the four-card version. The higher value card will be considered first when comparing hands in each case. So a “three of a kind” consisting of 3-3-3-2-7 is equal to one with K-K-K-Q-J.

Two Pairs

Two pair is two cards of the same value, plus two more cards of the same value (but different from the first).

Poker hand for Two Pairs 

For example, if you had one queen and one seven in your hand, along with a five and a five on the board, you would have “queens over fives” — queens being a higher pair than fives. If more than four players are still in a hand when all five community cards have been dealt on the river, whoever has the highest pair wins.

One Pair

A pair consists of two cards of the same value, such as two kings. It might, however, be a winning poker hand if you bluff hard enough.

High Card

The lowest possible hand comprises five cards that generate none of those mentioned earlier.

Poker hand for High Card

For example, if you hold A ♥ 4 ♦ 7 ♣ Q ♠ J ♣ and your opponent holds A ♠ K ♦ 2 ♣ 5♠ 3♦, then you would win because you have a Queen and your opponent only has a Jack (Queen beats Jack).


So this was all about the different types of poker hands one can come across while playing the game.

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Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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