Activities Hobbies Poker Hand Rankings Share PINTEREST Email Print Hobbies Card Games & Gambling Poker Casinos Sports Gambling Blackjack Contests Couponing Freebies Frugal Living Fine Arts & Crafts Astrology Cars & Motorcycles Playing Music Learn More By Toby Bochan Toby Bochan Toby Bochan is a writer, editor, poker teacher and the author of "The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker." Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 01/29/20 01 of 10 #1: Royal Flush A royal flush is when you have 10-J-Q-K-A, all of the same suit. It is the highest straight flush (see next slide) possible. 02 of 10 #2: Straight Flush Five cards of the same suit, in order, such as 2-3-4-5-6 all of diamonds. If an ace is used in a low straight flush (A-2-3-4-5), it is a five high straight flush, not an ace high one. 03 of 10 #3: Four of a Kind Four of the same card, such as A-A-A-A-K. 04 of 10 #4: Full House Also known as a full boat, a full house is a set of three of the same card plus two other cards that match, such as 8-8-Q-Q-Q. The higher of the three of a kind wins in a showdown of full houses. 05 of 10 #5: Flush Five cards all of the same suit, but not in order, such as 4-6-9-J-A of spades. There is no primacy of suits; if two or more players have flushes, the player with the highest card in their flush wins. If those cards match, then the next highest card determines the winner and so on. 06 of 10 #6: Straight Five cards in a row, such as 5-6-7-8-9, but not all of the same suit, the higher the better. 07 of 10 #7: Three of a Kind Three cards of the same number or rank, such as 7-7-7. If you had 2-3-10-10-10, you'd have three of a kind. 08 of 10 #8: Two Pair Two pairs of cards of the same number or rank, such as 2-7-7-9-9. The higher pair is used to determine the winner if more than one player has two pair, so that nines and twos would beat eights and sevens. If the higher pair match, then the second pair is used. If those match as well, then the kicker is used. 09 of 10 #9: One Pair Two cards that match, like J-J. 10 of 10 #10: High Card If no one has any of the above hands, the player with the highest card in their hand wins. Just having an ace in the hole is sometimes enough. If two or more players share the same high card then the next highest card determines the winner, then the next and so on.