# Poker Hand Ranking

In general poker is played with a 52 card deck. In every game poker players compete with the card combinations which are called hands. To win a player must have a more valuable hand than the opponents. All hands are ranked on the basis of how statistically rare they occur. See our chart of poker hand ranking going from the strongest to the weakest.

### Royal Flush

A royal flush consists of five cards of the same suit starting with an Ace and ending with a 10. Odds of Royal Flush are 1 in 649,740.

### Straight Flush

Straight flush consist of five cards of the same suit in order (for example 9h,8h,7h,6h,5h) If two players have a Straight Flush the player with the highest card wins . Odds of Straight Flush are 1in 72,193.

### Four-of-a-Kind

Four of a kind consists of four cards of the same value. If two players have Four-of-a-Kind the player with the highest ranking cards wins. Odds of Four-of-a-Kind are 1 in 4,165.

### Full House

A Full house consists of three cards of the same value and two more cards of the same value (3+2). If two players have a Full House the player with the highest value of the three cards wins. Odds of Full House are 1 in 694.

### Flush

A flush consists of any five cards of the same suit. If two players have Flush the player with the highest value card wins. The odds of having a Flush are 1 in 509.

### Straight

A straight consists of five cards of any suit in order (for example Q,J,T,9,8). If two players have Straight the player with the highest value card wins. An Ace can be taken as the highest or the lowest card (for example A,K,Q,J,T or 5,4,3,2,A) but it can not be used as a high and low link. (for example K,Q,A,2,3). The odds of having a Straight are 1 in 255.

### Three-of-a Kind

Three of a kind consists of three cards of the same value. If two players have Three-of-a-Kind, the player with the highest ranking card wins. The odds of having Three-of-a-Kind are 1 in 47.

### Two Pair

Two pair consists of two cards of the same value and another two cards of the same value (For example 8,8,4,4). If two players have Two Pair the player with highest value of the first pair wins. If two players have the same value first pair the player with the highest value of the second pair wins. If both players have the same value first and second pairs the player with the highest ranking fifth card wins. The odds of having Two Pair are 1 in 21.

### One Pair

One pair consists of two cards of the same value. If two players have One Pair the player with the highest value pair wins. If both players have the same value pair the person with highest unrelated card wins. The odds of having One Pair are 1 in 2.

### No Pair

No pair consists of five unrelated cards. If both players have No Pair the person with the highest value card in hand wins. The odds of having No Pair are 1 in 2.

In some Unleashed Poker games such as Omaha Hi-Lo and 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo (otherwise known as Omaha/8 and 7 Card Stud/8) the pot can be split between two players where one player is holding the highest ranking hand and the other player is holding a low hand consisting of five cards of different value of 8 or lower. For example 8,6,4,2,A can make a low hand. Please see the rules of how to play Omaha Hi-Lo and 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo.