Master Texas Holdem Hands

Poker is about more than the cards in your hand, which is why it’s important to know as much as possible about the players sitting at the table.

Read our in-depth Texas Holdem hands tips to learn more.


Texas Holdem Hands Rankings

First thing first, and before going any deeper in poker, you need to know Texas Holdem hands rankings.

#1. Royal Flush: Five highest-ranking cards of the same suit. For example – As Ks Qs Js Ts

#2. Straight Flush: five cards in a row with the same suit that do not qualify for Royal Flush. For example – Td 9d 8d 7d 6d

#3. Four of a Kind: combination with 4 cards of the same rank. For example – 4 4 4 4 x

#4. Full House: three cards of the same rank and a pair of different ranks. For example – 7 7 7 5 5

#5. Flush: five cards of the same suit, but it can’t be in a row or it would form a straight flush. For example – Ks Js 9s 8s 3s

#6. Straight: five cards in a row but must contain at least two different suits. For example – Js Ts 9h 8d 7d

#7. Three of a Kind: three cards of the same rank and two random cards. For example – 9 9 9 J 3

#8. Two Pair: two cards of one rank and two cards of another rank followed by a fifth random card. For example – K K 7 7 6

#9. One Pair: two cards with the same rank. For example – A A Q 9 8

#10. High Card: when none of the previous combinations are possible and all cards are ranked differently. For example – K T 9 5 2